Wednesday, 2 July 2014

This comes under the heading of 'WTF?"

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/jul/02/tony-blair-advise-egypt-president-sisi-economic-reform

You really couldn't make it up, could you.

This bit is good:

"The former political associate said that a bargain had been struck and added: "Tony Blair has become Sisi's éminence grise and is working on the economic plan that the UAE is paying for. For him, it combines both an existential battle against Islamism and mouth-watering business opportunities in return for the kind of persuasive advocacy he provided George Bush over Iraq.

But this bit gets better:

"It's a very lucrative business model," [I bet it is] the associate added, "but he shouldn't be doing it. He's putting himself in hock to a regime that imprisons journalists. He's digging a deeper and deeper hole for himself and everyone associated with him."

3 comments:

ageing man said...

He's going to have to dig damn near to the centre of the earth before any one get's the chance to bury this fooker....

Tony Blair stands for everything that is wrong about modern politics....

But why are we not surprised by this story ?

Matron ! Matron ! ...over here matron.... it's time for my medication.....

Physiocrat said...

When I open my whelk stall I don't think I will be looking to Blair for advice on how to run it.

Hwfa Morgan said...

When it all goes tits up, guess who will be to blame? Not president Sisi. That's why you employ conslutants, isn't it?

Not that that will have any effect on Teflon Tony. His rich friends will see him right, whatever happens.