Tony Blair On Sanitary Products And Religion
TONY Blair’s journeyings have recently taken him from a well paid gig addressing a conference of sanitary ware and toilet roll manufacturers (he reputedly received a $50,000 fee) in the United States to taking part in a less than godly debate over religion north of the border in Canada with veteran atheist and journalist Christopher Hitchens, a debate which he lost.
Britain's former Prime Minister has since leaving office demonstrated that he will do almost anything for money, cheapening him in the process. It is difficult to imagine Margaret Thatcher hawking herself to the highest bidder, even if she was a great believer in the free market.
Back here at Britain, the author of ‘Blair Unbound’, Anthony Seldon, has been on his own voyage of discovery, and claims that Blair offered to make way for Gordon Brown back in 2001 ‘as long as he delivered on the Euro’, something which alongside Tony Blair’s wish to take his place in history by taking Britain INTO the European Single Currency, seems not to rate a mention in Mr Blair’s auto biography, titled ‘A Journey’. To his eternal credit, Blair's immediate successor as Prime Minister, Gordon Brown refused to complete the task that Mr Blair had wanted him to, saying to former Cabinet colleague, Clare Short “I will not contemplate recommending we join the Euro in order to advance my own position rather than advance the position of the country”.
But then only the mad, bad and dangerous would now suggest that Britain join the European Single Currency, and those who did so a decade ago seemed to have developed a remarkably convenient amnesia in the years since.
Many believe that the internet has made it easier for us to participate in political activism. But is that really true?
- Protesting in person is costly in terms of money and resources; some people have children to take care of, jobs that can't be away from, or may not have time to attend a planning event.
- The internet was supposed to be a way to sidestep this barrier to political activism. But this doesn't consider the other barriers preventing poor and working-class folks from participating in digital activism.
- In particular, these people lack ASETs: access to computers, the skills to use them, the empowerment necessary to feel that using Twitter or other social media is for them, and the time to make use of digital platforms in an effective way.
Some games are just for fun, others are for thought provoking statements on life, the universe, and everything.
- Video games are often dismissed as fun distractions, but some of them dive into deep issues.
- Through their interactive play elements, these games approach big issues intelligently and leave you both entertained and enlightened.
- These five games are certainly not the only games that cover these topics or do so well, but are a great starting point for somebody who wants to play something thought provoking.
The bid to buy Greenland is unlikely to become seriously considered.
- Greenland and Danish officials alike think the idea is ridiculous.
- The island is an autonomous state, and it's unlikely the Danish would sell it because of yearly subsidies costs.
- After hearing the Danish Prime Minister call the idea absurd, Trump cancelled their forthcoming meeting.