Why was Tony Blair being paid by the UAE while working as Middle East envoy?

It’s indisputable that his globetrotting role trying to solve the Israel-Palestinian crisis put him at many tables with world leaders with whom he could do business with

There are two ways of looking at the latest revelations that Tony Blair was being paid millions by the United Arab Emirates while also working as Middle East envoy.

If you’re being kind to our former prime minister you might accept his assurances that there was no conflict of interest. You might accept that he didn’t let any relationship with the Gulf state affect his important work trying to solve the Israel-Palestinian conflict.

For the sake of argument let’s accept that – though many won’t due to the intense hatred of Iran in the region landing the UAE fair and square on the side of Israel.

READ MORE HERE:   http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/tony-blair-uae-middle-east-envoy-qatar-israel-palestine-foreign-office-a7894641.html

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