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Now Euan Blair Is Accused Of Sullying Office Of Pm

Mon Nov 28, 2005 1:32 am

Both Tony and Cherie Blair have come under constant pressure over their family's acceptance of hospitality from the rich. They accept the hospitality for all family holidays to Tuscany, Egypt, and the Caribbean, not to mention Cherie's extortionate demands of her hosts and then embarking on fee-earning speeches whilst accompanying His Tonyness. Cherie Blair has even surpassed Hilary with her demands.

Now their son Euan jumps in. In an article in today's Mail on Sunday, Blair's son had a two-month 'work experience' stint bank-rolled by France's richest man, Bernard Arnault who has been a guest of the Blairs at Chequers. Arnault provided during Euan's 'work experience' benefits worth at least £40,000 over eight weeks. This included being provided with the use of a stunning £2 million apartment in the exclusive Avenue Montaigne area where flats are advertised at £1,300 a week, with Arnault picking up the bill. On top of this Arnault's company provided round-the-clock security for Euan in the form of two £500-a-day bodyguards, the use of a black Mercedes and chauffeur, not to mention meals at the French capital's most exclusive restaurants and front row seats at exclusive shows.

No 10 refuses to answer any of the allegations. Am I surprised?
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RE: Now Euan Blair Is Accused Of Sullying Office Of Pm

Mon Nov 28, 2005 1:44 am

How long before someone on this site expresses a wish to sully Euan Blair?  Silly
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RE: Now Euan Blair Is Accused Of Sullying Office Of Pm

Mon Nov 28, 2005 3:34 am

Why would anyone want to reply to a nasty, paranoid, curtain twitching, hysterical, blue rinse, hypocritical, shlock-horror rag pretending to be a newspaper like the Mail?
(Loved Mosely's fascists in the 30's, that also a previous editor said more recently, had a mission to make it's readers hate something after reading an edition on any one day).
Helped to start the recent MMR scare, that's nice, putting kids lives at risk to sell papers, telling a story any half decent science correspondent knew to be BS.
The Sun has more honour, it's a comic, does not really pretend to be anything else, none of the pretence it's a proper newspaper, none of the Mail's self regard.
 
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RE: Now Euan Blair Is Accused Of Sullying Office Of Pm

Mon Nov 28, 2005 5:52 am

Quoting GDB (Reply 2):
[what a load of crap the Daily Mail/Mail On Sunday are]

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RE: Now Euan Blair Is Accused Of Sullying Office Of Pm

Mon Nov 28, 2005 6:21 am

What the hell has this got to do with anyone anyway?

Rich bloke pays for someone's work experience and for him living in luxury. No taxpayers' money, nothing affecting the public in the slightest. Why do we need to know? If you had friends in high places would you turn down an offer like this?
 
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RE: Now Euan Blair Is Accused Of Sullying Office Of Pm

Mon Nov 28, 2005 6:53 am

Just what exactly is supposed to be wrong here?

I'm thinking back to when I did work experience. I did it through my father asking one of his work colleagues to help out and provide me with it. What's the difference?

So Blair's the PM and has better connections. The principle is the same.

Load of nonsense.
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RE: Now Euan Blair Is Accused Of Sullying Office O

Mon Nov 28, 2005 7:21 am

Quoting BCAL (Thread starter):
Both Tony and Cherie Blair have come under constant pressure over their family's acceptance of hospitality from the rich. They accept the hospitality for all family holidays to Tuscany, Egypt, and the Caribbean

The Blairs are spending their fourth Xmas/New Year's holiday in the Red Sea resort of Sharm El Sheikh in a few weeks. Rumours are rife that the holiday (will once again) be paid by the Egyptian government (i.e. the Egyptian taxpayer)  worried 

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p.s. but I can't blame them for going back to Sharm again and again. It's a fantastic place  spin 
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RE: Now Euan Blair Is Accused Of Sullying Office O

Mon Nov 28, 2005 8:51 am

http://www.qwghlm.co.uk/toys/dailymail/

[Edited 2005-11-28 00:51:17]
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RE: Now Euan Blair Is Accused Of Sullying Office Of Pm

Mon Nov 28, 2005 3:14 pm

Quoting GDB (Reply 2):
The Sun has more honour, it's a comic, does not really pretend to be anything else, none of the pretence it's a proper newspaper,

you are f*cking joking aren't you? Oh no, the Suns Ok coz it backs Blair.

Oh yeah, for all its faults at least the Mail opposed the war in Iraq unlike the Sun, Guardian, Express, Times, Telegraph, Star etc...
 
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RE: Now Euan Blair Is Accused Of Sullying Office Of Pm

Mon Nov 28, 2005 6:44 pm

Quoting NoelG (Reply 4):
If you had friends in high places would you turn down an offer like this?

Probably. There is no such thing as a free lunch. If you accepted the hospitality, at some stage they would probably expect a pay back in some form or another so it is better to refuse the hospitality and not be in someone's debt.

Quoting NoelG (Reply 4):
No taxpayers' money, nothing affecting the public in the slightest.

So if Arnault at a later date asked the PM for a favour, perhaps giving preference to one of his firms when a Government contract is put forward, the public is unaffected?
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RE: Now Euan Blair Is Accused Of Sullying Office Of Pm

Mon Nov 28, 2005 7:13 pm

Quoting BCAL (Reply 9):
So if Arnault at a later date asked the PM for a favour, perhaps giving preference to one of his firms when a Government contract is put forward, the public is unaffected?

It isn't in the PM's gift to hand out contracts. I know the tabloids would love you to believe it is, but it isn't.
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RE: Now Euan Blair Is Accused Of Sullying Office Of Pm

Tue Nov 29, 2005 3:59 am

Wrong again DaddiesSecret, (the idea that a left-leading paper like The Guardian would support the Iraq war is hilarious, it did not, as you would expect, if you had any idea what you are talking about).
You seem to misunderstand my point about The Sun, it's as much a comic as the Mail, but without the pretence it's a serious paper.

The Mail is every bit as scare-mongering (if not more so), every bit as celeb obsessed, every bit as trivial, as The Sun,
Just that The Sun lacks the absurd pomposity of The Mail, it is just what it appears to be.
No tits in the Mail though, well apart from anyone who takes it seriously that is.

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