+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: The MSM Factional 'SetUp' of ex-British PM 'Tony Blair' has begun..!

  1. Link to Post #1
    Australia Unsubscribed
    Join Date
    26th April 2010
    Posts
    6,180
    Thanks
    12,102
    Thanked 35,587 times in 5,273 posts

    Default The MSM Factional 'SetUp' of ex-British PM 'Tony Blair' has begun..!

    Tony Blair, the billionaire donor Lakshmi Mittal... and a major deal in Kazakhstan

    30th October 2011

    Tony Blair secured a deal to represent Kazakhstan after meeting billionaire Labour donor Lakshmi Mittal in the corruption-plagued country, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.

    Steel magnate Mittal –who has given more than £4 million to Labour – sat next to Mr Blair at a meeting of powerful international businessmen in the Kazakh capital Astana in May.

    The former Labour Prime Minister’s meeting with Mr Mittal will inevitably raise fresh claims that he has cashed in on his decade in power at Downing Street.


    High powered: Lakshmi Mittal and Tony Blair in May 2011 in Astana

    Mr Mittal is Britain’s richest man with a fortune of more than £20 billion and is the biggest employer in Kazakhstan. He employs 50,000 people there and is close to the country’s president, Nursultan Nazarbayev.

    In 2001, Mr Blair’s links to Mr Mittal were questioned after it was revealed that he wrote a letter supporting the Indian-born billionaire’s deal to buy Romania’s state-owned steel firm just two weeks after he made a £125,000 donation to Labour.

    Both parties denied Mr Blair’s support was connected with the donation. Mr Blair’s letter to the Romanian government hinted that the privatisation of the company and its sale to Mr Mittal might help smooth the way for the country’s entry into the European Union.


    Clean up? It was reported last week that Mr Blair had secured an £8 million deal to clean up the image of Kazakhstan -he denied this

    At the meeting of the high-powered Kazakhstan Foreign Investors’ Council five months ago, Mr Blair declared: ‘The history of Kazakhstan’s independence is rich in surprising achievements.

    ‘Your country is attractive both from the point of its geographical situation and economic potentials.

    ‘Ordinary people assess a country’s progress according to their living standards. This time, Kazakhstan’s achievements are wonderful.

    However, Mr President, you outlined new heights in your [annual] message to the nation. This is the most correct way of the development.’

    Last week a senior adviser to the Kazakh president said that Mr Blair had opened an office in the capital. Presidential adviser Yermukhamet Yertysbayev said: ‘A large working group is here and, to my knowledge, it has already opened Tony Blair’s permanent office in Astana.’
    It was reported last week that Mr Blair had secured an £8 million deal to clean up the image of Kazakhstan.

    The claims were denied by sources close to Mr Blair.

    The foreign investors’ summit attracted a host of senior business figures and politicians with close links to Mr Blair and Labour.

    The Kazakh council includes Oleg Deripaska, the Russian oligarch and close friend of Lord Mandelson, London-based Israeli Alexander Mashkevich, an associate of former Blair adviser Lord Levy, and Lord Renwick of Clifton, vice-chairman oinvestment bankers JP Morgan –which pays Mr Blair £2 million a year as an adviser. Another is Peter Voser,chief executive of Shell, which signa £375 million oil exploration deal with Colonel Gaddafi that was endorsed by Mr Blair.

    Other dignitaries at the meeting included former Italian Prime Minister and ex-EU Commission President Romano Prodi. Mr Mittal’s employees in Kazakhstan have accused him of ‘slave labour’ conditions after a series of coal mining accidents between 2004 and 2007 which led to 91 deaths.

    London-based Mr Mittal owns numerous extravagant properties, which include three houses worth £500 million on the ‘Billionaire’s Row’ in Kensington Palace Gardens.

    Kazakhstan is desperate to improve its image, which was mocked as underdeveloped and sexist in the Sacha Baron Cohen film, Borat.

    In leaked US diplomatic cables, the country was accused of being undemocratic; using torture and other abuse; arbitrary arrest and detention; restriction on free speech; corruption in law enforcement and the judicial system; discrimination and violence against women and peopletrafficking.

    Despite this Mr Blair and close colleagues have made a number of visits there.

    As well as the trip in May, Mr Blair met President Nazarbayev on January 31, when they are understood to have discussed the establishment of new financial institutions.

    Ten days later, former Downing Street chief-of-staff Jonathan Powell flew to Kazakhstan to discuss human rights.


    Above: Akorda Palace, Kazakhstan's presidential residence in Astana, where Alistair Campbell is believed to have been been spotted in the country

    Last month Alastair Campbell, Mr Blair’s former spin doctor, was spotted flying back to the UK from Astana.

    He said he had been at an energy forum which is believed to have been organised by KazEnergy, the state-controlled oil and gas giant.

    Mr Campbell said he was doing some consultancy work, though ‘nothing like the scale that Tony is doing’.

    Mr Blair also visited Kazakhstan in 2008, and in 2003 Lord Levy went there to help UK firms win contracts.

    A spokesman for Mr Blair said last night: ‘Tony Blair has helped put together a team of international advisers and consultants to set up an advisory group for the Kazakhs, with a team of people working on the ground.

    'The work they are doing is excellent, sensible and supports the reforms they are making.
    ‘The Kazakhs also engage with a number of other former European leaders. Mr Blair last visited Kazakhstan in May of this year to attend a conference. He is not personally making a profit directly or indirectly through Tony Blair Associates or any company on this. He is not doing business in Kazakhstan.’

    A spokesman for Mr Mittal declined to comment.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...azakhstan.html

    PS - Their coming after YOU Tony Blair and there is not a God Damn thing you can do about it..!

    Tick-Tock Tick-Tock Tick-Tock


  2. Link to Post #2
    Palestinian Territory Unsubscribed
    Join Date
    4th January 2011
    Location
    Coruscant
    Age
    51
    Posts
    7,237
    Thanks
    37,899
    Thanked 33,087 times in 6,276 posts

    Default Re: The MSM Factional 'SetUp' of ex-British PM 'Tony Blair' has begun..!

    Well, couldn't happen to a nicer guy.

  3. Link to Post #3
    Ireland Avalon Member irishspirit's Avatar
    Join Date
    22nd March 2010
    Location
    Ireland
    Age
    39
    Posts
    1,400
    Thanks
    156
    Thanked 1,710 times in 455 posts

    Default Re: The MSM Factional 'SetUp' of ex-British PM 'Tony Blair' has begun..!

    That is one Evil man that Jail is to good for.
    Open your eyes and you will see, open your heart and your will feel.

  4. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to irishspirit For This Post:

    jackovesk (31st October 2011), Lord Sidious (31st October 2011), ROMANWKT (31st October 2011)

+ Reply to Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts