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.”
With taxpayers footing the bill.