Unfortunate New Zealand - a year of earthquakes, and then Blair touting himself around. Advertised as “the most exciting event in New Zealand”, an elite lunch was offered to New Zealanders. $1500 a ticket for a VIP introduction to meet and greet Blair at a cocktail party, plus an individual photo opportunity.
Then after-lunch wisdom from Blair, defined as “the politician who defines our times”...“continues to play a leadership role on issues such as faith and globalisation, the Middle East peace process, African governance and climate change.” Better Blair over in New Zealand than Britain, but what an advertisement for superstition, war, intervention – and as much loot as he can pack in his wallet. ■