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Blair. What was wrong with a job in the NHS Tony?

loz

Distinguished Member
Or down the pit perhaps?

Wouldn't that have been a bit more labour?

Whereas, this just sounds a bit too tory...
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7180306.stm

Tony Blair has taken a part-time post with US investment bank JP Morgan.
Mr Blair, who stood down as UK prime minister in June last year, has been employed "in a senior advisory capacity", the bank said.

He said he looked forward to advising the bank on the "political and economic changes that globalisation brings".

It is not known how much JP Morgan will pay him, but some estimates say more than $1m (£500,000) a year. The bank said he had a "unique perspective

Mr Blair earlier told the Financial Times he planned to take up "a small handful" of similar roles with other companies in different sectors. ".

A handful of $1m jobs sounds quite nice...

Labour my a---
 
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OK, what possible good would Tony Blair have done with a job in the NHS? What medical background could he bring to bear?

Lets be honest, JPMC isn't hiring him for his banking knowledge, they are hiring him for his name and his contacts. All of which would be fairly useless in an organisation such as the NHS which doesn't need to get introductions to potential customers.
 

loz

Distinguished Member
OK, what possible good would Tony Blair have done with a job in the NHS? What medical background could he bring to bear?

Lets be honest, JPMC isn't hiring him for his banking knowledge, they are hiring him for his name and his contacts. All of which would be fairly useless in an organisation such as the NHS which doesn't need to get introductions to potential customers.

He could have taken a job as a cleaner, receptionist or porter :) or even a manager. :rolleyes:
 
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He could have taken a job as a cleaner, receptionist or porter :) or even a manager. :rolleyes:

Would you have done that?

He is perfectly entitled to make a living. If this bank wants to pay him that sort of money for some introductions, then who are we to argue with it?
 
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It would have taught him to be humble

And what benefit would that give to him or us?

I don't want him having a create-a-job in the NHS, just so that some daft socialists can have the satisfaction of "bringing him down to our level".
 

loz

Distinguished Member
More importantly, he could be putting more effort and time into being the middle east envoy he is supposed to be, and helping sort out some of the mess he has been party to creating.

Of course, that was an unpaid job, so hardly any suprise he is not. Got to pay the mortgage...
 

Alan_W

Active Member
but an unusual choice of role for a socialist..















:oops: sorry, I forgot
 

loz

Distinguished Member
What's the problem with someone getting the best deal they can?

Because that isn't the labour way.

Labour MP's and their union paymasters have for example called for caps on the "obscene" wages of premiership football players, and on city bonuses.

So it isn't very labour like for Tony to join them.

But then it's always been about one rule for us and another for them.

For example, they don't want you to have an above inflation pay rise because it is bad for the economy, but they can vote themselves one!
 

wellladida

Well-known Member
what the point of him having a poorer job if he became a cleaner etc. everyone would say he's just doing it for publicity, he can get whatever job he wants he's not a stupid man and being an ex-pm he has contacts so why shouldnt he have a high power job looks like we live in a world where you cant win either way.
 

loz

Distinguished Member
what the point of him having a poorer job if he became a cleaner etc. everyone would say he's just doing it for publicity

So you think his role as middle east envoy was just a publicity stunt then. After all, he was doing that for free...
 

waf-tastic

Active Member
With the push in science that we need in this country, how about him being one of the candidates for the next moon trip as ' The Science Tzar' ? It would be high-profile and he'd get plenty of cash, so that ticks his boxes. Heck - I'd even chip in a few quid for the fare if he took Gormless Brown with him :thumbsup: They could start clearing a space for the moon base...
 

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