Tony Blair: Secret Cash Oil Deal

Tony Blair: Secret Cash Oil Deal
Watchdog orders publication of former prime minister’s payment by oil firm that was kept secret for 20 months Tony Blair has received cash from a South Korean oil firm in a deal kept secret until the business appointments watchdog intervened, the Guardian has learned. After 20 months of secrecy, the former prime minister has now been overruled by the chairman of the advisory committee on business appointments, the former Tory cabinet minister Ian Lang. Lang this week ordered publication of Blair’s deal with UI Energy Corporation, which has extensive oil interests in the US and ...

Tony Blair, Rick Warren, to launch Faith Offensive across US

Tony Blair, Rick Warren, to launch Faith Offensive across US
Former prime minister builds network of Christian allies as he prepares to launch a religious ‘offensive’ in North America Tony Blair is preparing to launch a “faith offensive” across the United States over the next year, after building up relationships with a network of influential religious leaders and faith organisations. With Afghanistan and Iraq casting a shadow over his popularity at home in Britain, Blair’s focus has increasingly shifted across the Atlantic, to where the nexus of faith and power is immutable and he is feted like a rock star. According to the annual accounts ...