Thursday, January 10, 2008

When a PM retires...

Was browsing through Daily Mail and chanced upon an article about how ex-PM Tony Blair is spending his time now. Apparently, he has joint the exclusive club of people who are paid more after retiring.

He's now with JPMorgan earning 500k per year working part-time. That sure beats slogging under the media glare and fencing off hostile questions from the Consevatives and Lib Dem... not to mention that huge headache in Iraq, which is still ongoing btw. To top it all, that's just the first of a series of positions that Blair will be holding. He's not unique; John Major (the PM before him) is now with another US finance firm.


Needless to say, there're grumbles from several quarters, especially war veterans who had trouble claiming for compensation due to injuries. But I can see that Gordon Brown is smiling more widely nowadays.

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