Tony Blair Associates

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Tony Blair Associates (TBA), is a lobbying, consulting and influence peddling organization set up by Tony Blair, the former British prime minister. TBA also applied to the UK's financial regulator to be able to invest funds on behalf of clients[1]. TBA fashions itself after similar influence-peddling organizations like Kissinger Associates, The Albright Stonebridge Group, Armitage International, and other similar "consulting" groups set up by former influential politicians seeking a sinecure.

TBA can also be seen as a vehicle through which Tony Blair can collect funds from regimes which directly benefited from his actions while British Prime Minister[2].

Principals

Clients

References

  1. Press Associaation, Blair sets up Mayfair-based investment services firm, The Guardian, 23 August 2010.
  2. Peter Oborne uncovered that Blair received millions of dollars from Dubai and Abu Dhabi for some purportedly edifying reason, but a senior minister in the Abu Dhabi government had no idea why he had received the funds. Peter Oborne (reporter) James Brabazon (director), The Wonderful World of Tony Blair, Channel 4, 26 September 2011. The implication was that Tony Blair was receiving a deferred bribe for being instrumental in having Britain join the US in the 2003 war against Iraq.
  3. Press Assoc., ibid.
  4. Press Assoc., ibid.
  5. Press Assoc., ibid.
  6. Jerome Taylor, The two faces of Tony Blair, The Independent, 31 October 2011.
  7. Taylor, ibid.
  8. Taylor, ibid.
  9. Taylor, ibid.
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