Sunday, November 19, 2006

Alternative Futures for Tony Blair


While the dead tree media is over flowing with political obituaries for Tony Blair, and Assistant Commissioner Yates of the Yard closes in, TB would do well to reflect on his political after life. No one likes to leave a powerful and important job. But instead of the predictable memoires and corporate speech making, he might choose to seek solace and fellowship with Slovenian President Janez Drnovsek.

According to todays Sunday Times, Drnovsek, 56, has abandoned his presidential palace in Ljubljana, fired most of his retinue and moved with his dog to a mountain cabin where he grows organic food and bakes his own bread. Apparently, he frequently dresses in Indian clothes and is a committed vegan who “ …has embarked on a globe-trotting mission to preach positive energy, environmental awareness, spiritualism and animal rights, pledging to end the tyranny of “well-paid but inefficient international officials”.

Tony, after No10, you too could spread your love, spread the message of positivity and build a worldwide community, and ensure that humans become all we are destined to be.

Well, of course, he won’t be doing any such thing. Money is, of course, the issue for the Blairs. TB will be preoccupied with getting into the global lecture circuit and perhaps acquiring an advisory job with News International. Or perhaps George W. could put in a good word with the Carlyle Group. Not so much "turn on, tune in, and drop out", and more like "MLM - Me, Lovely Me". And some kind of occasional, conscience-salving, bit part in Bono/Clinton’s saving Africa thing.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

He may actually move to the US to avoid prosecution methinks.

istanbultory said...

You might very well be right on that score.

Shotgun said...

I still think you have it very wrong and are grossly overestimating Bliars attractiveness after he leaves No 10. Think Nixon and you get the picture. He'll have a short lived carreer, but what else can he do?

Directorships are only useful for companies while the people are in Government and in the public eye, and even then when they promote a positive image. Minus one for Bliar.

I have it on good authority from a very famous person who knows Bliar, and doesn't like him at all, that Bliar is already being shunned.

Bliar and his fucking awful wife also have very profligate lifestyles that they might want to retain after he leaves office...but no taxpayer to fund it of course, or maybe keep it afloat, or rich backers to keep it fluid like his mortgage, which is being part paid by someone else and is now in negative equity.

He could, maybe and hopefully, fingers crossed, end up skint.

Cherie BTW is going to lose her influence and her rich lucrative contracts to sue the Government once he leaves office and will be nothing again, just like she was before Bliar walked into No 10.

The future isn't as bright and rosy for Bliar as you might think, which is why he's hanging on.

Colin said...

As long as there is poverty in this world and global warming, Labour politicians, socialists and environmentalists are morally obliged to take their own medicine and if necessary should be forced to live in a mountain cabin, grow organic food and to give all their possessions to the poor.

istanbultory said...

Well, I agree Colin. Labour politicians and their ilk should be forced to live in a mountain cabin, grow organic food and to give all their possessions to the poor. I just can't imagine Tony or Cherie Blair baking their own bread or living in self-imposed poverty.

Shotgun said...

Well they wouldn't would they? They aren't Labour politicians.

istanbultory said...

Yes, Shotgun. Ther aren't.

Shotgun said...

I feel sure either me or you could be better grammatically, lol. ô¿ô

Anonymous said...

Let us hope that Cameron and David Davis reserve some prison cells for the Blairs during their 'retirement'.

istanbultory said...

Nah, prison's too good for the likes of the bliars. Trial by full Sharia law is preferable.

Anonymous said...

How about hanging, drawing and quartering topped off by being boiled alive?