£1.7 million: the price of TB’s farewell

by Stephen Tall on July 26, 2007

This from today’s Mirror:

TONY Blair entertained celebrity guests as part of his farewell world tour with a string of leaving parties and foreign jaunts that cost taxpayers £1.7million. The former PM racked up a bill of £235,285 on a visit to say goodbye to George Bush and California governor Arnie Schwarzenegger. Mr Blair’s overseas travel came to £1.66million between May 2006 and March 2007.

Lib Dem MP Norman Lamb is scathing:

“Many names on this list reveal the frivolity and celebrity-obsessed nature of the Blair administration.”

But, according to Mr Blair’s former adviser, Benjamin Wegg-Prosser, it was all part of the plan. (Hat-tip: Guido Fawkes.)

With taxpayers footing the bill.

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One comment

If Joe Public did this, it would be called embezzlement, and he might well go to jail.

Because it’s Tony Blair, however, he gets away with it, just as he got away with selling honours, lying to Parliament and starting an illegal war.

Who are the spineless civil servants who authorised this expenditure?

by Angus Huck on July 26, 2007 at 6:02 pm. Reply #

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