Blair trying to buy his way back into nationwide Labour favour

It was being reported yesterday that the Flying Dutchman of British politics, the ghost ship doomed never to be able to reach port, appears to be making another tack to port by the means he knows best – buying and selling.

Tony Blair, for long a visibly haunted man, is allegedly putting £1,000 into each of 100 local Labour party organisations across the United Kingdom, in support of the party’s General Election campaigning.

The nature of the man and the core purpose of this move are clear from the detail – a modest investment – £100,000 is a cup of coffee to Blair these days; small amounts of money  – £1,000 is nice to have but can make very little difference to any local campaign.; spread widely, aimed at creating a distributed warmth of gratitude.

This is no more than a attempt to buy favour cheaply, to contribute to an ongoing campaign for his reputational recovery and restoration to public life here.

He might as well keep the pocket money. Some causes are not to be won.

Blair poisoned the well of British politics more than any. His signature is the illegal war against Iraq into which he took Britain on a false prospectus, to validate America’s strategic aggression – because that would play – and pay – to his personal advantage, as it has done.

This cost deliberately uncounted lives of innocent Iraqi civilians whose identities and number will never be known.

It cost counted lives amongst the British military – lives he and his enthusiastically helpful Home Secretary, David Blunkett, even created legislation to prevent being named aloud respectfully in the precinct of the Westminster government whose instructions had sent them – disgracefully ill-equipped – to their deaths.

It led to this country becoming a focus for Islamist terrorism.

In the weave of this fabric is the still unexplained death of Dr David Kelly – one man whose loss exemplified everything diseased about Blair, his court and the values to which they subscribed.

No money in the world can buy Blair unjustifiable redemption in the consciousness of the British public.

Every individual draws their personal red line where their own values locate it. It took citizens of the UK much longer than it ought to position Blair accurately on their private maps, but very many did so  some time ago.

He now sits on an immovable set of coordinates which have been reconfirmed by his own recent actions in serving, for money, the interests of some of the most brutal and undemocratic regimes in the world.

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  • The first sensible article I have ever read on here.What went wrong?

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    Machmaolain March 6, 2015 3:30 pm Reply
    • It just goes to show that even newsie can’t “struggle against the prevailing winds of rationality” ALL the time.

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      Kassandra March 6, 2015 10:03 pm Reply
  • Blair is indeed war çriminal.

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    Willie March 6, 2015 8:13 pm Reply
  • I wonder which Labour constituency will be the first to refuse his money and say “thanks but no thanks”. It might just win them more votes than a thousand quids worth of blood stained flyers.

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    jake March 6, 2015 11:29 pm Reply
    • Yes, good point Jake.
      Trouble is, I think the good principled ones have already done the right thing, the rest will snap the hand off Blair’s for his grand.

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      JnrTick March 7, 2015 10:42 pm Reply
  • “Blair poisoned the well of British politics more than any. His signature is the illegal war against Iraq into which he took Britain on a false prospectus, to validate America’s strategic aggression – because that would play – and pay – to his personal advantage, as it has done”

    Poisoned the well of British politics? He lacked the bottle to do what France did. He, at the expense of human life, all nationalities involved in the war, at the expense of our name, at the expense of honesty, made catastrophically bad decisions. The many toeing the Labour party line who gave their backing were either deceived as some of us were, or they were fully complicit. Some of them to this day nauseatingly still preaching their now unqualified righteousness, having influence in how we live in Scotland not to mention the rest of the UK, repugnant indeed.

    BUT, Blair “poisoning the well of British politics”?
    Trust, if this is what you refer to went some time before cataclysmic repercussions of Blair’s cowardice . Westminster is institutionally rotten to the core, it’s just that our media are far better equipped to expose it. British politics needs to change, Parties and their representatives need to up their game because if not the people will change British politics.

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    JnrTick March 7, 2015 12:47 am Reply
  • While all you say about Blair is true why not continue the thread? Blair has still to be brought to account and retains his party membership. What message does that send out?
    I understand that Argyll & Bute is one of the chosen beneficiaries of Blair’s largesse. This should present a simple moral choice for Mary Galbraith
    Will she, won’t she -could she, should she?
    We look on with bated breath

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    Ken MacColl March 7, 2015 11:16 am Reply
  • Blair should pump his £30,000,000+ fortune into foodbanks?

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    Argyll Resident March 7, 2015 10:24 pm Reply
  • It appears that Mary Galbraith, the Labour ppc has held her nose and accepted Blair’s “blood money” after all.

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    Ken MacColl March 9, 2015 11:12 pm Reply
    • Mary did what she was told and ordered by the esteemed pro war Blairite Leader in the Scottish Branch Office

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      john in kintyre March 11, 2015 3:10 pm Reply
  • Blair got three standing ovations from a US Republican audience last year. He presumes to teach governments how to privatise state assets and flog their resources to megacorporations under the kindly eye of JP Morgan and Zurich Insurance. He takes gigantic payments for soliciting Chinese money for Arab clients and won’t get out of bed for under £50000. So:
    Blair has still to be brought to account and retains his party membership. What message does that send out?

    The message is that socialism is dead as far as Labour is concerned. Why waste time on them at all?

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    Komodo March 11, 2015 2:33 pm Reply

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