By adding a corporate role to his responsibilities as
Not satisfied with the humble role of Middle East envoy, which brings with it a salary not to be sneezed at, not happy with having joined that lucrative international speaking circuit that rakes in mega bucks by talking bollocks to those with money to burn – Blair, for instance, reportedly received $500,000 for one speech in China – and a £5 -million deal with Random House to publish his memoirs, Blair now wants to mix it with the really big boys. Even the post with JP Morgan is not enough for this greedy, power-crazed bustard. Speaking last week (9th January), Blair said that he hoped to land a "small handful" of other comparable posts with firms in different sectors in the months ahead.
Of course they don’t hand jobs like Blair’s out to anyone. They have to be earned. So it’s not too difficult to see this as being Blair’s reward for seven years loyal support for the policies of Bush and his oil cronies, for services rendered to the political-military-industrial-complex and to those contractors who made mammoth profits since 9/11. Blair’s part in the invasion of
Glyn Myerscough, writing for
“to the week of 4th June 2007…when the US and EU, in a hardcore political action, signed a new transatlantic economic partnership to ‘harmonise’ regulatory standards - creating a single market…[establishing] ‘economic and legal convergence’ in scores of areas including intellectual property, financial services and business takeovers. Doubtless this will maximise the profits of the few at the expense of the many. Doubtless the areas in which it will be most felt will be public health, social policy, justice and energy.”
Myerscough tells us later in the same article how back in 1910 the chief executives of JP Morgan had a clandestine meeting – from both the US government and nation – with representatives of the private banks of Rockefeller, Kune, Loeb and Co to draft what, 30 years later, became the US Banking Bill and establishing the Federal Reserve Bank.
“….some of the owners of the US Federal Reserve Bank are powerful foreign investors from old Europe, including, reportedly, partners with giant US banks such as JP Morgan Chase as well as powerful Wall Street firms like Goldman Sachs - a world order banking cartel whose tentacles have profited from every global business activity - and every war - for the last two centuries.
”The one attempt in the 20th century to break the power of this de-facto-private bank, for this is precisely what the Federal Reserve is – when founded its board comprised 80% private bankers 20% government representatives – failed spectacularly. 44 years ago John F Kennedy attempted to end the Federal Reserve System to eliminate the national debt this ‘so called’ central bank creates by printing money and lending it to government.
“.,..To find the answer to Blair’s sudden rising sun and his windfall position with JP Morgan we must look back to the week of
”This time around Blair - the bit-part actor – if he is inaugurated as the first five-year term EU President will once again be impregnably armoured with his good intentions and his shield of sincerity. He will sing Bambi-like sincere, of the benefits to consumers of an enlarged US-EU market. I can predict Blair won’t mention downsizing, right-sizing, out sourcing, mergers, takeovers, and redundancies or private health-care, or wage and salary cuts – doubtless as always there will simply be winners and losers.
”The private banking cartels meanwhile can plan the next stage in the great game. The single world currency - reportedly to be called the
What few know is that it was JP Morgan money that was behind the attempted 1933 fascist coup plot – exposed by Smedley D Butler - that would have imposed a nazi dictatorship in the
John Spivak's newspaper articles entitled 'Wall Street's Fascist Conspiracy' (New Masses. January 1935) revealed that a congressional investigation, the McCormack-Dickstein Committee, buried the testimony of witnesses including General Smedley Butler which named JP Morgan as the crucial financier of the plot.
Morgan and friends put up a sum of $300 million with which to pull off the coup, hoping to raise an army of 500,000 veterans under the banner of the American Legion and the American Liberty League.
Say what you want, Blair is in the right company at last. Watch this bastard like a hawk!
£5m as an advance for writing memoirs.
£2m a year for part-time advice to JP Morgan bank.
£1.2m a year in estimated (minimum) earnings from the global lecture circuit.
£117,500 a year from Combined Prime Ministerial and MP's pension.
£90,000 a year in Public Service Allowance for the costs a former Prime Minister incurs from running an office.
£2m in expected (minimum) income from other private advisory roles.
£200,000 a year as (potential) EU president.
£282,000 a year in total mortgage payments: on two properties in central
£200,000 a year in office running costs.
£100,000 a year in costs providing for children while at school and university.
£25,000 a year for the cost of a live-in nanny for seven-year-old Leo.
UpdateSee also this Indymedia piece from 17th January 08 entitled Tony Blair and the business of making money.