Sunday, 30 May 2010

Blair to Cash In on the Climate Change Scam

Tony Blair has recently told friends he needs £5 million a year to fund his lifestyle.

He's nothing to worry about though, not yet anyway. He's recently agreed to be paid £700,000 a year to act as a 'strategic advisor' to Khosia Ventures, a venture capitalist firm founded by Indian billionaire Vinod Khosia.

His role? To advise the company on how to make money from the climate change scam.

In a recent statement Mr Blair said: "Solving the climate crisis is more than just a political agenda item; it's an urgent priority that requires innovation, creativity and ambition."


The Filthy Engineer said...

That man has no principles. I despair that him and his ilk have brought the UK to it's Knees. And all he is after is money. Shows how principled the left is.

Joe Public said...

At£700k pa & 50% Tax rate, our hard-pressed Treasury stands to benefit from Mr Khosia's generosity.

Hamish said...

Thanks but no thanks, subrosa.
I was about to have my supper, but that's put me right off it.

Jim Baxter said...

I dunno you know. Some of the sceptics make me sceptic-sceptical.

As for Blair. Well, what more is there to say?

william said...

I believe Blair has non dom tax status plus we will be paying for his bodyguards. Its a strange world.

Alec said...

William, is that first caveat true???

A few other thoughts:

i. There's nowt inherently wrong with venture capitalism, any more than with a shop taking on a new product line;

ii. The risk of man-induced -ve effects on the environment is palpable is real and should be monitored;

iii. Anyone claiming to oppose climate change is a twit 'cos the climate always changes;

iv. Tony Blair is the most self-enriching PM since Lloyd-George;

v. Tony Blair is cool.


wisnaeme said...

Ach so, a politician on the make?


... and another politician, a FibDem somebody in the treasury has been apparently mistaken and misunderstood in his interpretation of Westmidden's Capital Gains legislature.

Uh Huh, that might be a triffle awkward for Danny bhoy. One FibDem politico ex minister making a "fiscal mistake" is unfortunate. But two in a row in so short a time? Shurely no coincidence

Aye, the 22 committee will be pleased. So which Fib Dem somebody will be the next to be erm... "outed"?

Or perhaps a wettish Tory somebody whose leanings are not quite in line with some of our neo con establishment somebodies will be the next unfortunate on their "things to do" list.

Ah await with bated breath, ah'm sure.

Apogee said...

Is my memory correct in that I recall that one T Blair walked because all his expense records were allegedly shredded, so there was no evidence any more. Convenient but !

Anonymous said...

Another little cost cutting exercise that Cameron can introduce.

Past Ministers (Prime, Defence and NI), who expect/demand/deserve protection from people who hate them, can only receive that protection free when going about non profit making work in the UK.

If they are earning vast amounts going abroad they should be expected to fork out at least some of the cost of their protection.

Incidentally, as comments from various people have shown, British subjects travelling abroad are often in need of some sort of protection from a world full of people who hate the British government even more than we do, and are happy to take it out on "ordinary" people. Maybe we should all get bodyguards at Blair’s or Thatcher's or Major’s, or Brown's expense.

We’re all in this together remember.

subrosa said...

I don't think the left have principles FE.

subrosa said...

Not if Tone stays out of the country for a certain number of days Joe. Which he will do of course.

subrosa said...

Auch Hamish, sorry. Hope you've managed to have something by now.

subrosa said...

There's not a lot left to say about the man Jim. Just to note his bigger bank balance I suppose.

subrosa said...

Jings William, I didn't know that. Have heard he stays out of the country for his 'allocated' days of course, but didn't realise the non-dom status.

subrosa said...

Alec, is that a yes/no set of questions? ;)

subrosa said...

It goes to show that warmongers do benefit wisnaeme.

Must go and see if I can find out who else has been a silly man. I'll not hold ma breath!

subrosa said...

Apogee, I'd forgotten that. Of course he authorised the shredding when the cash for questions investigation began didn't he.

subrosa said...

There's a great idea Tris. We shouldn't be paying for his protection.

We're all in this together, aye. Except some get paid and some pay.

wisnaeme said...

Aye Subrosa. I just goes to show that a former salesman (and that's being generous, most folk would describe him as a con man or worse) can have a nice little earner or two or three in the here after since peddling other folk's ideas and digestive sugestions. Particulary those whom he has a special relationship with.He's nothing more than an expensive rent bhoy really.

...and while ah'm on the subject of bhoy "rent".
I see today's "Hootsmon" has an interesting scribbling entitled,
"Trust us,senior Tory tells backbenchers over Capital Gains."

Got sumthing to do with Cameron's emergency fudjit on the 22nd of June, apparently. My, there's that 22 again.
Seems like some folk as in right wing Tory are unhappy.

Uh Huh, perhaps that has more in the truth of it when it came to the "outing" of a fibdem treasury somebody who was causing them concern.

...and if Danny bhoy disnae toe the line, he'll have his difficulties too.
He's been warned aleady, you know.seds

subrosa said...

I've yet to read the Hootsmon wisnaeme. Mmm interesting isn't it?

Of course it's all wheeling and dealing in government now, between the losers who are grandstanding because they've got whopping salaries now and the Tories who'd sell their grannies for power.

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