Tony Blair On Sanitary Products And Religion
Mark Seddon is the former United Nations Correspondent and New York Bureau Chief for Al-Jazeera English TV. He reported from eighteen countries during that time, including North Korea, China, Haiti, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Ethiopia and the Democratic Republic of Congo. He has interviewed, amongst others, Ban Ki-Moon, Lech Walesa, Tony Blair, Hans Blix, Michael Foot, Mia Farrow, and George Clooney. In a journalistic career spanning over twenty years, he has been Editor of Tribune and an elected member of the UK Labour Party's National Executive Committee. He has written for most British newspapers and many magazines, including The Guardian, The Independent, The Daily Mail, The Times, The Spectator, New Statesman, Private Eye, British Journalism Review and Country Life Magazine. For a number of years he was a Diarist at the London Evening Standard, and has also reported for, amongst others, the BBC and Sky TV. He lives in Buckingham, England.
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.
The controversy around the Torah codes gets a new life.
- Mathematicians claim to see a predictive pattern in the ancient Torah texts.
- The code is revealed by a method found with special computer software.
- Some events described by reading the code took place after the code was written.
A glass of juice has as much sugar, ounce for ounce, as a full-calorie soda. And those vitamins do almost nothing.
Quick: think back to childhood (if you've reached the scary clown you've gone too far). What did your parents or guardians give you to keep you quiet? If you're anything like most parents, it was juice. But here's the thing: juice is bad for you.
Orangutans join humans and bees in a very exclusive club
- Orangutan mothers wait to sound a danger alarm to avoid tipping off predators to their location
- It took a couple of researchers crawling around the Sumatran jungle to discover the phenomenon
- This ability may come from a common ancestor
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