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Post by Guest on Sun Mar 05, 2017 6:57 pm



Tony Blair has denied a report that he is pitching to be Donald Trump’s Middle East envoy.

Blair, who served as special representative of the quartet of international powers for almost eight years after leaving Downing Street, met the US president’s son-in-law and key adviser, Jared Kushner, at the White House on Wednesday, according to the Mail on Sunday.

It was said to be the third meeting between Blair and Kushner since September. Kushner, 36, is championed by Trump as the man to bring peace to the Middle East.


A spokeswoman for Blair said she would not comment on private meetings but insisted there had been no discussions about the former prime minister working for Trump, describing the report in the Mail on Sunday as an “invention”.

She added: “Mr Blair has made no such ‘pitch’ to be the president’s Middle East envoy.

“Neither has he had any discussions about taking such a role or any role working for the new president. He has been working on the peace process for 10 years. He continues to do so. He does so in a private capacity. He will continue to do it in that way. Period.”

The statement did not deny that meetings with the Trump administration had taken place.

Blair received plenty of flak during his time working for the quartet, which comprises the US, EU, Russia and the UN. He took up the role in 2007 shortly after stepping down as prime minister, with doubts raised immediately over his suitability because of his involvement in the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

He later faced criticism from Palestinian officials who believed he was too close to Israel and more interested in its needs than promoting Palestinian issues. He also came under scrutiny for the lack of progress in the peace process during his tenure and his extensive business activities in the Middle East, which led to repeated accusations of conflicts of interest.

Speculation about Blair working for the Trump administration first surfaced last November when he was spotted dining with Kushner in New York.

On that occasion, Blair’s office said the pair had known each other for several years and dismissed reports suggesting they were discussing a job for him as “overblown” and “beyond speculation”.

Trump has said Kushner would be able to “secure an Israel deal which no one else has managed to get”. However, doubts have been raised about the 36-year-old’s ability to succeed where more experienced negotiators have failed, given his lack of diplomatic experience and that he is scarcely known in the region.

The husband of Ivanka Trump, Kushner grew up in a modern Orthodox Jewish household, and is the grandson of Holocaust survivors. He contributed to a speech his father-in-law delivered to a pro-Israel lobby group, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, in the spring, which included a promise to challenge Iran and to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/mar/05/tony-blair-denies-he-wants-to-be-trumps-middle-east-envoy-jared-kushner

What a Face

I bloody well hope that he didn't.

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Post by Guest on Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:53 pm

Thinking deeply...

I think that i love the Blair government because they started us gay people on the road to equality

When they were in power they also invested heavily in our infrastructure.


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Post by Guest on Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:58 pm

I think that JC is less in favour of gay rights and i think he's anti EU

I think that he's probably anti Jewish people.

I don't like him, he's scruffy and old and i don't feel that he represents me or where im coming from

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Post by Sassy on Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:59 pm

Having spent a day with him, he is the slimiest bastard I have ever met, who slid along on his own snail trail. He lied to Parliament and that the cause of not onlly the loss of life of thousands of children in Iraq, but his lies led the loss of lives of troops sent over there on the basis of those lies, without the proper equipment That transgression to me is so great that is completely wipes out anything else he did.

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Post by Sassy on Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:01 pm

JC has been fighting for gay rights and equality for all since before he was elected to Parliament, and has never wavered from that.   In 1983 he said that Socialism without gay rights was no Socialism.

And the anti Jewish thing is rubbish, his Jewish constituents love him

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Post by Guest on Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:05 pm

But he won three elections and invested money in our infrastuctures.

JC is like Michael Foot!

Both Smith and Kinnock was better than that incompent fool imo


Kinnock? What!!! Lol, that's really ludicrous.

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Post by Sassy on Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:06 pm

Each time he won an election with less and less support. We now have the biggest membership of the Labour Party ever.

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Post by Guest on Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:11 pm

You do know that we have to win an election to amount change Sassy!

You know very well about social care.

What about those that don't have people etc?

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Post by Sassy on Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:14 pm

And who is fighting for that, instead of being Tory lite and actually voting for the bedroom tax etc (which the Blairites did, to their utter shame).

So which of these policies do you disagree with?




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Sassy wrote:Each time he won an election with less and less support.   We now have the biggest membership of the Labour Party ever.

Granted!

But that has to convert into us winning elections!

..Otherwise, it's always going to have to be a compromise.

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Post by Sassy on Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:16 pm

Then it's about time the Blairites stopped the things they do that divided the party, and people will never vote for a divided party, and start standing up for JC and the his policies, which are there to make a better society for all instead of those like Blair who are in it to make money for themselves.

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Sassy wrote:And who is fighting for that, instead of being Tory lite and actually voting for the bedroom tax etc (which the Blairites did, to their utter shame).

So which of these policies do you disagree with?




We might have to be tory light again for the sake of the country!

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Post by Guest on Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:20 pm

Sassy wrote:Then it's about time the Blairites stopped the things they do that divided the party, and people will never vote for a divided party, and start standing up for JC and the his policies, which are there to make a better society for all instead of those like Blair who are in it to make money for themselves.

I quite liked Roy Hattesley! Razz

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Post by Guest on Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:24 pm

What about Tony Bens son Hillary?

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Post by Sassy on Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:30 pm

He's a disgrace to his father, has helped to vote through many Tory policies that penalise the poor and disabled.



His name is on this list, voting for the Tories Wellfare Bill, these are the people that should leave the Labour Party:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/these-are-the-184-labour-mps-who-didn-t-vote-against-the-tories-welfare-bill-10404831.html


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Post by Guest on Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:32 pm

Sassy wrote:He's a disgrace to his father, has helped to vote through many Tory policies that penalise the poor and disabled.  

The lib dems did that!



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Post by Guest on Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:34 pm

The lib dems stopped most of it, so i will stand corrected.

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Post by Sassy on Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:36 pm

Catman wrote:The lib dems stopped most of it, so i will stand corrected.


The Lib Dems stopped nothing, they enabled the policies to go ahead. Without them the Cons would not have been in power.
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Catman wrote:
Sassy wrote:He's a disgrace to his father, has helped to vote through many Tory policies that penalise the poor and disabled.  

The lib dems did that!



No, 187 Labour MPs did that, see above.

As for Chukka, he's a joke
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Post by Sassy on Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:44 pm

The man who ran away to a different continent when his brother beat him and still thinks he is relevant now. You're have a giraffe lol

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Sassy wrote:The man who ran away to a different continent when his brother beat him and still thinks he is relevant now.   You're have a giraffe lol

He went off to run a charity.

I look forward to him running for the leadership again Razz

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Post by Sassy on Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:05 am

He's a yesterday's man, a man that is old news, that took the Labour Party away from what it is and is supposed to be, what it says on my membership card A DEMOCRATIC SOCIALIST party, not a Conservative Lite one.

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Post by Sassy on Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:12 am

BTW The allegation that he has a problem with Jewish people is refuted by Jewish people themselves:


http://freespeechonisrael.org.uk/scurrilous-ill-informed-attack-left/

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