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Since he left office in 2007, the empire of Tony Blair has grown exponentially. As a businessman he has been unprecedentedly successful for a former public servant, with a large property portfolio and an estimated GBP80 million of earnings accrued in just a few short years. But how has he managed to achieve this?
Being an ex-prime minister comes with certain advantages, and besides his excellent state pension and twenty-four-hour security team, Blair enjoys the best contacts that money can buy - as do those willing to pay him for access to those contacts. Consequently Tony Blair Associates' clients can be found around the world and include the controversial presidents of Kazakhstan and Burma. There is also Blair's role as special envoy in the Middle East.
While his record as a peacemaker is in doubt, the position has brought him into contact with a variety of oil-rich potentates in the region who now number among his most profitable clients. Blair Inc.: The Man Behind the Mask takes a close look at the complex financial structures in Blair's world. From the many layers of tax liability to the multiple conflicts of interest produced by his increasing web of relationships, this book exposes the private dealings of this very public figure.
©2015 Francis Beckett, David Hecke and Nick Kochan (P)2015 Audible, Ltd
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By kevin on 07-21-15

Dull and laborious

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I was expecting to enjoy this book as I have an interest in the subject matter however I found it to be an effort to listen to and unable to hold my attention. I gave up half way through.

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By Thorpeedo on 12-30-17

Blair is a snake (Riled me but a great read)

This book is a brilliant insight into the world of Tony Blair and his shady dealings. He is a sneaky, money-grabbing individual who sidesteps the truth, never gives a straight answer and then wonders why people hate him.

He not only lied about the Iraq war bit he has abused his position as Middle East Peace Envoy to cuddle up to bad people to land oil contracts for his mates, open doors for the likes of JPMorgan and taken money from dictators to help them improve their image.

He is a master manipulator and has no care about what people think of him. His Faith Foundation is also a joke since its been created for political gain in emerging countries.

This book goes into detail and speculation for many areas of this snake's life. His employees offer no argument or insight the help his cause. He is secretive because he has a lot to lose.

Roger Davis reading of the book is excellent and his impression of TB actually made me grit my teeth in anger. He should play the villain in pantomime.

On a final note, I've actually warmed to Cheri Blair. She appears to be a shrewd character but a fairly honest and reputable business person who looks after her family and their interests. I don't have a problem with people making themselves rich if they do it in the right way.

Tony Blair on the other hand, is paid to offer advice to dictators from public purses. He's a matchmaker for the bad guys and I hope he gets his comeuppance.

Loved it even though it angered me.

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