Ex-Prime Minister Tony Blair seems to be milking it. It is reported he has taken yet another job, bringing his earnings since leaving as PM to £10million. And for once, I’m not criticizing him.
Yes, he is certainly the highest earning ex-PM. Yes, his rush away from British politics shows he has nothing but contempt for the electorate, and his time in the job was just part of his ‘career plan’ to lead the world.
But taking lucrative non-jobs – consultants, they call them – is so much part of modern super-capitalist culture that we can hardly complain. Tell me this: if you were in HIS position, would you say no?
Of course not.
© Anthony North, January 2008
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