“Blair did not run a Labour party. He used its shell to run a Blairite Party. The reason why the Conservatives could swallow so many of Blair’s policies was because they were grounded in Thatcherism and at best of a kind of a Christian Democratic party of the Gaullist style. This is why he won the support of so many people who these days vote for Cameron. This is also a reason why Blair got on so well with George W. Bush. It was only the trappings and not the substance of the Blair era which looked different from the lines Bush was pursuing.
Anybody could have appeared to do well in the economic climate in which Blair was prime minister. Perhaps his greatest asset was luck.”
Blair’s consultancy firm ‘SHUNNED by tyrannical despots over failed promises’
“The revelations come as part of a tell-all book, Broken Vows: Tony Blair – The Tragedy of Power, penned by Tom Bower.”
“It comes after Blair announced the closure of his money-spinning empire, believed to have allowed him to amass £50million, in order to pursue charity work.
It has been suggested that Blair is desperately trying to save face amid fears the raft of criticism against the Iraq War has irreparably damaged his reputation.”
“The Chilcot enquiry into the Middle East conflict, published earlier this year, made it clear multiple failures had been made in the planning of the military engagement.
Now, Mr Bower believes few people believe Blair’s about turn into the world of charity.”
Broken Vows: Tony Blair – The Tragedy of Power – review
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