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Tony Blair may no longer be Prime Minister but he is still costing us a small fortune each year, even though he has made a large fortune since leaving office;

TONY Blair is costing taxpayers £435,000 a year despite a personal fortune estimated at £30million, it emerged yesterday. The news sparked a furious response from taxpayers’ groups who said people across Britain would be astonished. Treasury documents show that Mr Blair is drawing the maximum Prime Ministerial pension, worth about £70,000 a year. That comes on top of the £115,000 allowance he raked in last year to support his “public duties”.  In addition, Mr Blair’s security team is estimated to cost at least £250,000 a year.

Because he is worth it?

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17 thoughts on “THE COST REMAINS…

  1. He’s a git and I can’t abide him but why shouldn’t the git take his pension?

    Similarly we have an obligation to give the git security.

    Did I mention that I ddn’t like him?

  2. It’s noted that politicians never raise the idea of means testing their own perks and benefits.

    “He’s a git and I can’t abide him but why shouldn’t the git take his pension?”

    Because it’s the fruit of violent robbery.

    “Similarly we have an obligation to give the git security.”

    No we don’t. No-one has the slightest obligation to do so.

  3. Aileen –

    I’d rather you were looted much less throughout your working life so you could make your own pension arrangements.

  4. Not forgetting how he used the office of PM to further his own ends rather than that of the nation.

    Wasn’t he, and still is, the UN ‘special advisor, to the Middle East’ at a time of the greatest unrest in that region, and yet how little we heard of him or his efforts.

    The most despicable of men and small wonder that he needs all that very expensive security, more than any other UK PM to date.

    Yep, and still the BBC managed to spoof their way into his residience, – for a gag show. What a waste of opportunity!!!

  5. Not forgetting how he used the office of PM to further his own ends rather than that of the nation.

    Thatcher was the first ex-PM to cash in. She went on the board of Philip Morris (lung cancer manufacturers) and also charged £100k per speech to various right-wing gatherings. Needless to add that Rightworld newspapers never uttered a peep of protest.

    So criticising Blair for this is just another example of Rightworld double standards. Yawn.

  6. Also Thatcher has gotten over 500,000 over the last five years for “public duties”, not to mention the right’s support for a £3M public funeral for her when she dies.

  7. There will not be a public funeral for Thatcher. Churchill is the only PM to get one and that’s how it should stay.

  8. It mightn’t happen but the sort of people having a big go at the likes of Blair are the first ones jumping to support the idea that Maggie gets a public funeral.

  9. I believe I was the first one “having a big go at the likes of Blair” on this thread.

    Mrs Thatcher is a wealthy woman. She should pay for her own funeral.

  10. Mrs Thatcher is a wealthy woman. She should pay for her own funeral.

    Failing that, her son Mark could maybe pony up? The source of his millions remains a mystery, but he is undoubtedly a fine person.

  11. He’s second only to Prince Andrew in our affectations for all the sterling work he does.

  12. Seamus,

    ‘It mightn’t happen but the sort of people having a big go at the likes of Blair are the first ones jumping to support the idea that Maggie gets a public funeral.’

    Yet another one of your childish spurious assumptions!

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