Where are they now

Hey, if you’ve been wondering what former British PM Tony Blair has been up to, and I can’t see why you wouldn’t have been, you’ll be pleased to know that he’s found a real niche as an image consultant for repressive dictators (via):

Tony Blair gave Kazakhstan’s autocratic president advice on how to manage his image after the slaughter of unarmed civilians protesting against his regime.

In a letter to Nursultan Nazarbayev, obtained by The Telegraph, Mr Blair told the Kazakh president that the deaths of 14 protesters “tragic though they were, should not obscure the enormous progress” his country had made.

Mr Blair, who is paid millions of pounds a year to give advice to Mr Nazarbayev, goes on to suggest key passages to insert into a speech the president was giving at the University of Cambridge, to defend the action.

This seems about right.

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Tony Blair, seen here reaching for the pile of money his consultancy has earned from helping tyrants justify killing their own people
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2 thoughts on “Where are they now

  1. You know what’s really sad? The night it became clear that Blair was going to be prime minister I was in Trondheim working with a bunch of Labourites and we all went out dancing to celebrate.

    The purity trolls here in America think they are so disappointed by Obama the allegedly bloodthirsty third way neoliberal tyrant, but they have no idea how bad it can get.

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