Ill-Gotten Gains? Tony Blair Donates Over £100K To Labour Election Drive – 5 March 2015

RT logoFormer Prime Minister Tony Blair has donated £106,000 to Labour’s election campaign just six weeks after MPs demanded he reveal the identities of his paymasters.

Multimillionaire Blair handed £1,000 to each of the candidates in Labour’s 106 ‘must-win’ seats, despite controversy over his highly lucrative work for authoritarian governments.

In a letter to candidates, the former Labour leader wrote he was giving them the money because he knew the outcome of their campaigns would determine the Labour Party fortunes in May.

Blair did not mention current Labour leader Ed Miliband in his letter. The former prime minister has previously criticized Miliband for being too left-wing.

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