Tony Blair has handed £9.2m of his cash to his new policy unit for so-called “centre-ground” politics.
Another organisation named after the man himself, the Tony Blair Institute (TBI), will fight both Brexit and “nutter” Jeremy Corbyn. More broadly, the institute will combat the global surge in “new populism” on both the right and left.
The organisation and its mountain of cash appear just as Labour moves to relaunch Corbyn as a left-wing populist this year. Blair claims the organisation is not for personal profit, but he is no doubt worried about a potential Prime Minister Corbyn as anti-establishment tides sweep the globe. The present Labour leadersuggested Blair should be tried for war crimes back in 2015. In response, Blair flipped out and accusedCorbyn of allowing Syrians to be “bombed, beaten and starved into submission”.
In reality, the reason for the Western focus in Syria is the same as the reason for Blair’s war in Iraq: the Western corporatocracy wants regime change.
So the humanitarian card is only played against states that do not get sufficiently cosy with Western corporations. Blair was rewarded for playing this card successfully in Iraq with millions of pounds from the states and corporations that benefited.