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Tony Blair Entertains Celebrity

by | 26th, July 2007

healer.jpgIT’S reassuring to know that our hard earned cash has been spent on wining and dining the likes of Vernon Kay, Richard Madeley and June Sarpong. (Pic: The Spine)

The Government has details of the expenditure at Tony Blair’s former official country retreat of Chequers over the last 18 months of his reign, and while the house has been historically used to receive foreign dignitaries, diplomats and politicians, it seems that Tony’s obsession with celebrity has turned the venue into some kind of giant green room.

Other celebs who were invited to Chequers, no doubt to discuss the Middle-East peace process and the rise of left-wing politics in Latin America include GMTV presenters Fiona Phillips and Lorraine Kelly, Charlotte Church, Chris Evans and Kirsty Young.

Lib Dem frontbencher Norman Lamb, says: “Many of the names on this list reveal the frivolity and celebrity-obsessed nature of the Blair administration. However, it is absolutely staggering that it has taken so long to extract this information. For reasons that defy rational explanation, the Government has been treating the fact that Tony Blair enjoyed drinks with Vernon Kaye and Charlotte Church as a state secret.”

Nice to know your money is being spent wisely by the powers that be.

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