TONY BLAIR GETS FREE HOTEL ACCOMMODATION BECAUSE UK TAXPAYER FOOTS THE BILL – Being a politician certainly has its perks and when it comes to Tony Blair he has made a fortune since leaving office as Prime Minister. The legacy he left behind was one of despair, with high inflation, immigration out of control and a welfare system that is abused not only by people living in the UK but by people from poor countries around the world.
Of course a politician cannot have a conscience and leaving the UK public to suffer the consequences of his failed policies was never going to affect his earning power.
After conspiring with George W. Bush to invade Iraq illegally Tony Blair finally witnessed the ‘End of Days’ regarding his tenure but he knew full well that the salary he had been receiving as Prime Minister was chicken feed to what he would be able to command on worldwide lecture tours.
In a recent working trip to the Philippines, where he was charging £200,000 for a two and a half hour speech, he was afforded the luxury of residing in the Ambassador’s Residence, at the expense of the taxpayer, which effectively saved him thousands of pounds in hotel bills while working.
Such is the moral standing of the man and when you don’t have any moral fortitude it is easy to put your conscience aside and continue to leech of the hard working taxpayer; even when you do have millions in the bank and when all of this wealth was ill gotten.
If any Government official ever looks you in the eye and tells you that ‘crime doesn’t pay’ just reply, ‘what about Tony Blair?’ Because regardless of invading a country illegally he is not only afforded his liberty but his travel accommodation cost is often picked up by the British Taxpayer.
When it comes to an Ambassador’s Residence most are extremely luxurious. For example the one Tony Blair had use of in the Philippines equates to a 5 Star Hotel, complete with a tennis court and swimming pool. Considering I and the rest of the UK citizens are paying for this accommodation and furthermore considering a ‘private citizen’ such as Tony Blair has access to such use then I fail to see why, when I do go on holiday, I need to book into a hotel. What I should do is call my local MP and ask him to book me into the Ambassador’s Residence; if it’s acceptable for Blair it should be acceptable for the rest of us.
I am sure I won’t have to worry about taking a few of my friends with me as Tony Blair took his entire entourage with him so the next time you book a holiday give your local MP a call and insist that the Ambassador’s residence be made available – you’ll save yourself a fortune in hotel bills.
This story was uncovered by the Daily Mail and its information available under the Freedom of Information Act. When the Daily Mail questioned the Foreign Office yesterday officials admitted that these types of ‘freebies’ where routinely offered to Tony Blair. It really does appear that it’s not what you know but who you know and when it comes to Government officials the old saying that ‘birds of a feather, flock together’ is never more accurate.
The Home Office spokesman claimed that he didn’t have a full list of all the accommodation that has been provided to Blair and his cronies but did say that Blair was offered the use of FCO residences when it was possible and appropriate. The Home Office did go on to say that this is a courtesy that is offered to other former Prime Ministers.
Note the last word ‘appropriate’ – how can it be ‘appropriate. Blair is a private citizen and one that earns vast sums of money from his speaking tours. If this is ‘appropriate’ in the eyes of the Home Office then again I fail to see why this perk cannot be provided to any UK taxpayer who applies for it – subject to space available of course.
Once again it appears that being a politician certainly has many benefits, not least that they are able to steal from the taxpayer but also engage in other illegal activities where they are beyond the reach of justice.
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