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Tony Blair’s J P Morgan Wage Is Good For Britain

by | 11th, January 2008

tony-blair-arch.gif“TONY Blair will earn around £2 million a year in his part-time role as adviser to the Wall Street bank JP Morgan without ever having to go into the office,” says the Telegraph.

“BLAIR’S £1m-A-Year PAYBACK FOR IRAQ,” thunders the Mail’s front-page headline.

Says Reg Keys, whose son was killed in Iraq: “If he had a conscience or any sensitivity he would not have taken this job.”

Chimes Conservative defence spokesman Gerald Howarth: “It will be viewed with some contempt by the armed forces that he picks up this large cheque when he was happy to  send British troops into battle ill-equipped and in insufficient numbers.”

“It’s almost like blood money,” comes the headline inside the paper.

But surely if Tony is earning money and domiciled in the UK, he is paying UK taxes. His wages will go into the big pot and be used to pay for things like better guns, improved armour and more soldiers.

Like him or not, Blair has the right to earn money…

Pic: Hack 



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