Wednesday, 29 August 2012

BLAIR STILL COSTS £435,000 A YEAR -- Update 10 March, 2015



TONY BLAIR

UPDATE: 10 March, 2015 --  by now Tony Blair is getting so bad in grabbing money that he is called the "human cashmachine".  It must be so outstanding than all the others are not that backward either with cashing in huge sums of money. According to the report his wife had not be living with him for many years and cashing in wherever she can amounting a fortune of her own. None them would spend some money on the starving. They forget where they come from. 



UPDATE:  9 April 2014 -- FT assumes that Tony Blair is now  worth £100million. Friends of his stated that it is underestimated. He will be in the next Rich List.  Does he have to grab the £435,000 on top of it? A lot of starving families could be helped with that money and he would not even miss it.  Besides he was sacked. Any worker who gets the sack does not get a penny. Why does he still get £435,000 as an ex-Prime Minister?



Now that is where AUSTERITY should begin. Tony Blair has an estimated and I point out estimated fortune accumulated of £30million.

It was incredible news and the taxpayers’ groups were furious and only rightly so. Treasury documents prove that he is still earning a salary of £70,000 called pension a year. In addition he has a £115,000 allowance for his so-called “public Duties”.  Makes you wonder what they must be. On account of post he cost the country at least a £200,000 for security a year.

This is an astonishing news that ex-prime minister travelling all over the world on taxpayers’ money are still receiving a pension of £70,000. From a start, Tony Blair is only now 59 years old and is already getting a pension while the government trying their hardest to get everybody keep on working almost till 70 even if there any jobs about for young people but this is beside the point in this article. The point to make is that Tony Blair gets a pension at 59 and not just a few thousand but £70,000 plus a personal allowance of £115,000. It is all these mismanagement being pointed out in various articles where austerity should be made.

Apparently, under the Parliamentary and Other Pensions Act 1972 former premiers are entitled to a pension based on one half of salary. Well, again Parliament is looking after its own.

Furthermore, it was revealed that according to the Tony Blair’s’ last salary which was £128,000 he would receive a pension of £64,000 but now comes the best bit. The amount was increased to £70,000 to account for inflation over the past five years. Now we look even closer to this appalling pay-out. He received his “Pension” since 2007 when he was only 54 years old. He receives an INCREASE because of the inflation while the taxpayers have their minimum wages reduced and have to work over 65 to receive any pension at all. If that is not a scandal which screams to high heaven, nothing is.  Not to mention again the he has accumulated at £30million while in office.

Pay respect where respect is due. Mr Brown refused his traditional ex-PM’s perk because in his opinion was too generous.

Of course, none of the Prime Minster ever in office will abolish it because they would lose out. It’s all right if the money is there but at the moment Britain is in great trouble and has a mountain of debt.



Thank you Mr Blair for starting two illegal wars which never benefited anyone but cost the country an enormous amount of money and most of all lives. Also Dr Kelly, one of England top weapon expert died under still not disclosed circumstances just before the Iraq started.  The country is still in turmoil and people get killed. Yet for all that Mr Blair receives a “Pension” from the age of 54 being a millionaire himself. Politics really moves in mysterious ways. Plus a job of a Middle East Peace Convey  which  is the biggest joke of them all and a high salary no doubt.

There is even another point to be mentioned. If Mr Blair receives this pension in accordance with the Parliamentary and Other Pensions Act of 1972 than all the other ex-PMs must be getting the same amount which adds up to over a billion of pound. This is terrible wrong especially at the time of great economical crises and they also speak of cutting the disability, benefits for pensioners,cut minimum wages and cutting jobs by the thousands. 

APPARENTLY THERE IS NO AUSTERITY WITH MPS OR EX-PMS. THIS REVELATION IS REALLY HARD TO BEAR AND TO STOMACH. ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY WANT TO CUT DISABILITY BENEFITS AND TAKE ALL THE BENEFITS AWAY FROM PENSIONERS WHICH HARDLY HAVE ENOUGH TO LIVE ON AS IT IS.

News was disclosed that the MPs spent £230,000 of taxpayer’s money (of course), last year on art in decorating their offices in Westminster. On painting costing £12,000 shows the former Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett. 

Margaret Thatcher, ex-PM, claims £500,000 expenses and yet she does not attend any meetings or functions because she has dementia. Isn't that a case of fraud if you claim for something you didn't use?  The government closes their eyes to all this and cuts the little benefits pensioners have such as fuel allowance, free bus passes and pension credit.


It looks like a Robin Hood in reverse. Take from the poorest and give it to the rich because they even had their tax reduced at the time when the British economy is in great trouble..

2 comments:

  1. It is a disgrace. Firstly as a Labour PM he lets the people who voted for him down by doing this. Then government adds inflation increases whilst telling those at the bottom of nhs and public sector pay scales. Unbelievable. A disgrace by the Elite once more

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  2. Thank you, Ethel, for your visit and a very true and valuable comment.

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