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9 November 2014
Tony Blair ‘signed secret contract with Saudi oil firm promising him £41,000 a month and a slice of any deals he helped broker’
Tony Blair signed contract with PetroSaudi to promote it to Chinese leaders.
The firm, founded by a senior member of the Saudi royal family, proposed fees of £41,000 and a 2% commission on any successful deals he brokered.
In turn the Saudi oil firm was told it was not allowed to disclose Blair‘s role.
It is the first time a detailed contract by his office has been disclosed.
Revelations may bring fresh criticism to his role as Middle East peace envoy.
Blair‘s office maintains that work with that firm had ‘nothing to do with the Middle East’.
Tony Blair signed a secret contract with a Saudi oil firm, which promised him £41,000 a month and commission on deals he helped broker, it has been claimed.
The former prime minister signed the agreement with PetroSaudi – founded by a senior member of the Saudi royal family – in November 2010 in a deal that would promote the firm to Chinese leaders.
It proposed fees of £41,000 a month and a two per cent cut on any successful negotiations for Blair, while the firm was told it was prohibited from disclosing his role without consent.
The 21-page leaked document, obtained by The Sunday Times, is the first time a detailed contract agreed by his office – Tony Blair Associates – has been revealed.
The newspaper claims it is also the first piece of evidence of his work for a Middle Eastern oil firm.
Mr Blair‘s role as a Middle East Peace Envoy is to hammer out a ceasefire in times of conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians.
But it is thought the revelations will give rise to fresh criticism of his role and his private interests.
‘It was a confidential engagement to help us develop business in China.’
The report stated that TBA would help find potential sources of new investment and Blair would have to personally make introductions to contacts, including senior political leaders.
‘The fact this was kept a secret, or was intended to be kept a secret, was a mistake,’ he told the Sunday Times.
George W Bush’s and Tony Blair’s Iraq war was supposedly about bringing democracy to Iraq, which would then supposedly inspire democracy elsewhere in the Middle East.
After getting lots of money from various dictators, Field Marshal Sisi in Egypt and many others, Tony Blair has now openly dropped his fig leaf of being supposedly pro-democracy.
In the Netherlands, another politician, like Blair, today has openly dropped his fig leaf of being supposedly pro-democracy.
That politician is Halbe Zijlstra; chairman of the parliamentary caucus of the biggest of the two parties in the Dutch government coalition, the VVD. A party, recently in the news because of many corruption scandals.
The acronym VVD stands, translated, for People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy. Sounds good.
However, in practice, the VVD does not stand for freedom, but for massive spying on people, making a mockery of civil liberties.
Today, Mr Zijlstra has made clear that, like Tony Blair, he does not stand for democracy. In an interview, he said the Dutch government should collaborate with dictators, as long as these dictators ‘do not harm the economic and security interests of the Netherlands directly’.
Harry van Bommel of the Dutch Socialist Party reacted to this, saying that the VVD wants to turn the clock back to the days of Dutch colonial rule.