Tony Blair wanted $35m to build UAE’s brand and influence
By Robert Mendick, chief reporter, and Adrian Gatton
9 JULY 2016
Tony Blair’s consultancy asked for $35 million from an oil-rich Arab state to provide advice, The Telegraph can disclose.
The proposal with the United Arab Emirates’ ministry of foreign affairs was worth almost $7 million a year and was due to run for five years, according to company documents.
Tony Blair Associates (TBA), the business set up by the former prime minister on leaving Downing Street, asked for “professional fees” of $6,210,000 a year and an additional $688,000 to cover the company’s annual expenses.