Slippery Tony Blair has surfaced from his money-making adventures around the world to pop up in his old constituency to offer support to Gordon Brown.
I wonder what the deal is with Tony Blair and Gordon Brown. Support me and I’ll keep the investigators away from prying into how you make your multi-millions. It wouldn’t surprise me.
David Cameron’s reaction, as reported by Conservative Home, is “Nice to see him make a speech that nobody’s paying for.” Well, that’s the question, isn’t it. If everything you do on leaving office is to do it for money, direct or through your own charity, then people will rightly conclude that there may be a deal behind his support.
It demeans the office of Prime Minister, to have a past one so keen to hide his income from public view. Tony Blair may have currency and status elsewhere in the world. He has none here in the UK. I’m somewhat surprised that he has homes here. That his children have Irish passports doesn’t speak of a commitment to this country.
If Labour want to use him in the election campaign, fine. But, for me he’s a lightening rod for negativity with Labour.