September 9th, 2009

Has Tony Gone Non-Dom to Dodge the 50p Tax?

When was the last time you saw Tony Blair in the UK? Billionaires yachts in the med, sure, US TV chat shows, sure. Six figure speaking engagements in the Far East, of course. “Peacemaking” in the Middle East, allegedly. Is he seen in the UK? No, not much.

Guido’s theory is that he is keeping under the 90 day residency limit for non-domiciles for tax purposes.  Didn’t Cherie mention that the kids all have Irish passports?  Why pay 50% tax to Gordon on all that filthy lucre he is earning overseas?


229 Comments

  1. 1
    Cinna says:

    Seems a small price to pay for keeping the asshole out of the country

  2. 2
    Has anyone seen Mike Hunt says:

    New labour down to a T

  3. 3
    S.B.S. says:

    Another labour hypocrite, well what a surprise, wow never saw that one coming?
    Lets hope the fucking maggot stays out of the U.K. and take his muslim terrorist friends with him.

  4. 4
    Hard-Lazing Voter says:

    Tone? Bent? Naaaaaaaaaaaah.

  5. 5
    Lofa on the Sofa says:

    taxes are for little people!

  6. 6
    Vote vote vote for Jacqui says:

    The Wicked Witch was fed up being mistaken for a Post Box and
    getting 1st and 2nd class letters shoved in her mouth.

  7. 7
    Throbber says:

    Like all of them, he’s a hypocritical cnut.

  8. 8
    Pudge Facker says:

    I just wish he’d fixed it so we could all feck off abroad and live off of speechmaking after the mess he left our country in.

    Would be marvellous if this suggestion is true – needs to be broadcast loud and clear, so that even those imbeciles who voted ZaNuLab once, twice and thrice see the absolute hypocrisy of chancer Blair.

  9. 9
    mad fred 2 para says:

    Hoon.

    Look forward to the national lottery to decide who is on the firing squad for Bliar.

    I will personally buy 100 tickets for that lotto on the off chance I could get to discharge a high velocity full metal jacket round at Bliar for his crimes against Britain.

    Any comment on his offshore tax haven activities that his cohorts & cabal of crooks in New Labour are shutting for everyone “but their own”?

  10. 10
    Has anyone seen Mike Hunt says:

    Also Sir isnt the 50% rate just above minsters pay?

  11. 11
    jgm2 says:

    As somebody entitled to an Irish passport I got one when I was 18. Why? Because thanks to my visits to the graveyards of Northern France I’m well aware of the utter indifference that British politicians have for the lives of their countrymen. I’m also aware of the insane proclavity they have for getting involved in wars that they have no business at all getting involved with.

    So I was prepared if/when that fateful day came I could shove my Irish passport under the conscription panel’s nose and invite them to go and fuck himself.

    Blair is just taking the same sensible precautions for his sons.

    After all, he’ll know better than anybody the kind of principle-free thought processes that consigns hundreds of thousands to their deaths.

  12. 12
    Anonymous says:

    This would be quite a scoop – but let’s face it this is just idle gossip and wild speculation…

    Still, it’s a windy day, so the weather is right for some kite-flying..

  13. 13
    Government by Cluster-Fuck says:

    I think the technical term is “hump em and dump em”

    Tony is the cheesiest Hunt ever. Having raped the UK he now turns his attention elsewhere.

    Any more evidence of Labours total disregard for Britain is superfluous..

  14. 14
    Sir John Chilcot says:

    He’ll come back to speak to me………I hope

  15. 15
    Biffo's rebuttal unit says:

    In Ireland commiting suicide is a mortal sin. there’s no way Ireland would give a passport to a failed sinner!

  16. 16
    Engineer says:

    Perhaps he’d like to take up residence near the job.

    The Gaza Strip would be good.

  17. 17
    "A straight kinda guy" ??? You MUST be joking says:

    I wouldn’t put it past Tony to apply for US Citizenship if his plan to become President of the EU comes to naught -then he’ll be able to campaign stateside for the Democrat(although they’re probably a tad left wing for Blair – the Republcans may be a better option for him) nomination in 2016(and he’ll still only be 63) and he can play up his credentials for singlehandedly making successful the Irish Peace Treaty; Saving Kosovo ; Sierra Leone and supporting the USA in the War on Terror for which he of course received the Presidential Medal for Freedom. After all the yanks think better of him than the rest of us who actually know him rather better

  18. 18
    UK DebtSlave says:

    Meanwhile, individualism and materialism are to be discouraged….according to Bliar……while he suns himself on $150 million dollar yachts

    What an utter hoon

  19. 19
    Anonymous says:

    Because thanks to my visits to the graveyards of Northern France I’m well aware of the utter indifference that British politicians have for the lives of their countrymen.

    Whereas the Irish are a kindly and gentle race who, for example, haven’t spent the last four hundred years butchering each other in the name of their respective Sky Daddies.

    When the entire concept of Irish statehood is founded upon the principle of Holy War to stop Protestants wearing rubber johnnies, you have nothing to say that other, more civilised nations need to hear.

  20. 20
    Engineer says:

    So go on – tell us. How many days a year does Tony Blair spend in Britain?

  21. 21
    jgm2 says:

    OT.

    You bastard Guido. That John Cruddas link took me to Labourlist. I gave the fuckers a ‘hit’.

    You should warn people.

    I feel dirty.

  22. 22
    Has anyone seen Mike Hunt says:

    Has either of our last two Primeminsters run of to forigan land ( apart from Blair) . Sir John Major is seen at Lords at lot so not him and Mrs Thatcter has been in hospital recently so not her ( unless i am wrong ) .

    So Mr Blair did take the Great out of Great Briton

  23. 23
    UK DebtSlave says:

    The only time Bliar should enter the UK is when he is forceibly repatriated to face the hangman’s noose, the horrible fekker

  24. 24
    Miranda says:

    there’s no correlation between being called the Faggot of Fettes and being bent. trust me, I’m straight, kind of.

  25. 25
    Anonymous says:

    Frankly, would we really lose anything (other than neds, scum and Labour voters) if we shipped every Catholic in the country off to Cork?

    Sane people think not.

  26. 26
    N Sarkozy says:

    Watch it, mon ami

  27. 27
    Charles Flaccidwidger says:

    Is there any way of finding out the slimy bastard’s tax status?

  28. 28
    (yes I am a cunt / no I am not Nu Labour) says:

    Do we include the fabulous Mr. Fawkes among ‘them’?

  29. 29
    Charles Flaccidwidger says:

    My wife is a Catholic and she is a hard working Tory voter. So, Anonymous, why not go fuck yourself?

  30. 30
    I feel sick says:

    Spiv, snake oil salesman, slimy git, az whole, creep that let brown in the back door, grinning slimy weasel (sorry weasels are quite nice), traitor, sneak, nasty little slug………. And that’s only the Labour party opinion.

    Me, I just don’t like him.

  31. 31
    Anonymous says:

    Class act!

  32. 32
    jgm2 says:

    Irish statehood appears mainly founded on the principle of cutting off supplies of ignorant, impoverished cannon fodder to expand and control Brittania’s Empire.

    It’s been downhill all the way for the UK since Ireland pulled the plug on that little gig.

    Unfortunately.

  33. 33
    (yes I am a cunt / no I am not Nu Labour) says:

    G F down to a T

  34. 34
    Sukyspook says:

    You’re prolly right Guido – however there were several rumours (oh no not again) since about 2005 that there were/are arrest warrants out for him in a couple of hoontries.

  35. 35
    jgm2 says:

    Cork’s not bad. I’d settle for Cork. At least it’s not Dublin. Or Belfast. Or Liverpool. Or Glasgow.

  36. 36
  37. 37
    Sukyspook says:

    Once again, Matthew 23 fits the bill perfectly, in fact, it was prolly written for these times and for Bliar in particular:

    “Scribes, Pharisees, hypocrites”.

  38. 38
    shelling-out says:

    Too many.

  39. 39
    Has anyone seen Mike Hunt says:

    Sir Cork is over the hill , At his pomp he was a very fine bowler , But alas he only bowls at 77mph these days .

    A fine carear but not outstanding .

  40. 40

    Dammit – you made me laugh out loud in my office and then I had to explain myself.

    (Oh well Guido, you now have another few interested blog readers)

  41. 41
    jgm2 says:

    Guido could well be on to something though. Shouldn’t be too difficult to triangulate his whereabouts over the year. He’s always popping up on some yacht here or there, some lecture here or there.

    It wouldn’t surprise me in the slightest if that’s what he was up to.

  42. 42
    Anonymous says:

    Given that he’s chosen to bring the subject up here, I’d be surprised.

  43. 43
    MB says:

    Has he made any large donations to ZanuLab since he left office, he could certainly afford to do so.

    Will there be any complications with donations if he is a tax exile?

  44. 44
    Anonymous says:

    Ouch! look out for the D Notice.

  45. 45
    Gordon 'it wasn't me' Brown says:

    It wasnae ma fault this coontry hae gone tits up. That chukta Blair did it ya ken? noo he’s buggered off nae bother? the jessie.

  46. 46

    His ‘career’ could be brought to an end by Cameron pledging today that if he is elected that he would immediately have B’Liar (along with the snot goblin, et al) arrested and tried for treason and corruption. All those that invite him on to their yachts and TV shows will put as much distance from B’Liar as they can to avoid also being investigated.

  47. 47
    Anonymous says:

    Don’t think it works like that – if the person you refer to has the correct lineage they’ll get the passport.

  48. 48
    WhiteEagleClub says:

    What about his missus – she must spend some time here playing at part-time judge and ‘human rights’ (cough) lawyer? Or has she given that up now her husband has won the lottery?

  49. 49
    Dogsbollocks says:

    Your too bloody kind ! lets start with 100 shots with a tazer to his knackers then maybe couple of thousand shots with an air gun. Let the bastard suffer !

  50. 50
    Garraways kid ain't Dolly's. It's mine! says:

    Jog on Dolly, there’s a good lad.

  51. 51
    jgm2 says:

    Excellent. That’s how to find out. Well done.

    If he’s not made any donations considering the vast personal wealth he managed to accrue on the back of his previous employment then that ought to be a massive personal and Labour Party embarrassment.

    If he has made any donations then we’ll need proof that he’s resident for tax purposes.

    Sweet.

  52. 52
    ashley says:

    apparently he’s busy beavering around the New Bond st office muttering about European Presidential ambitions

  53. 53
    Engineer says:

    You are, presumably, referring to Guido’s blogging skills.

  54. 54
    shelling-out says:

    Ah. But Cameron and his Shadow Cabinet would have to prove that they are all whiter-than-white before they start accusing people of treason and corruption.

    These things have a habit of coming back to bite people on the arse.

  55. 55
    Engineer says:

    I’ll take that, it’s an eminently sensible answer.

  56. 56
    NewGirl says:

    Oi! I’m Catholic. And you need me here.

  57. 57
    Tony says:

    Can’t be too hard to track him down. Follow the greasey oil slick and eventually it will lead to the slimey git

  58. 58
    Sir Reginald Titbrain says:

    Clap

  59. 59
    NewGirl says:

    I’m sure you must be mistaken GUIDO! See, if Bliar did that, that wouldn’t be very socialist-like.

  60. 60
    backwoodsman says:

    Hopefully, he’ll end up spending a few months as Asil Nadir’s next door neighbour in N. Cyprus….Untill the new govt can agree an extradition treaty with the Turks. Then its back home for a quick rub down with a house brick, as dear old Stan used to say.

  61. 61
    Billy Blofeld says:

    Tony is know doubt setting up home in a country that has no extradition treaty with the UK.

    He is going to need a bolt hole once the Iraq enquiry starts to get hairy.

  62. 62
    Koba says:

    Don’t forget National Insurance contributions

  63. 63
    Sir Reginald Titbrain says:

    Might end up chez Vas by mistake. Better or worse?

  64. 64
    Ivan E. Normous-Todger says:

    Oh dear, best head off to the local ‘special clinic’ then Reggie. They’ll sort you out in a jiffy, as it were.

  65. 65
    tat says:

    that explains a lot new girl.

  66. 66
    W.W. says:

    Guido has many, many, many faults,
    but as yet i am not aware of him being an a hypocritical cnut,
    Though I will keep you informed of any new developements.

    W.W>

  67. 67
    The Baiter's Master says:

    Why does not Guido send a letter to Tony asking him to quash the ugly rumour that he is no longer resident in the UK for tax purposes. If Blair says it’s not of public concern what his tax status is we can all draw a conclusion!

  68. 68
    MB says:

    Perhaps he should now always be referred to as “tax exile Tony Blair”.

  69. 69
    OldBoy says:

    Yes NewGirl, but you’re inclined to be rude about Scots, for no good reason, who’re at least as British as you are – typical fenian, you can dish it out but don’t like it when the shoe is on the other (ahem, right) foot… :-)

  70. 70
  71. 71
    Left Footer says:

    “Sane people think not”? I suppose it depends on your definition of sane and I think yours will not match the medical one. Perhaps you should ask your attendant when they dishes out the next round of medication?

  72. 72
    Peter Handlesmen says:

    Can I come on your boat again, Tony ?

  73. 73
    Pontius The Pilot says:

    It’d be a shame for Cork, its a nice place. Superb Guinness.

  74. 74
    Ivan E. Normous-Todger says:

    Or chez Draper… still, at least his Missus is a tad better looking than Letterbox Gob.

  75. 75
    Anonymous says:

    While I don’t like the bloke, I can’t blame him for leaving the country.

    If I had a choice, I certainly wouldn’t want to live here with the excessive tax-take, shit weather, big-brother government, and dead economy. The uk is a very depressing place to live at the moment; anyone who can get out is getting out. If I had some cash behind me I’d be off like a shot.

    Choice 1: stay here:
    80% of your gross income ends up going in tax of one sort or another.
    the cost of living is extortionate
    the weather’s crap
    people have no manners and would happily kick you in the face for no reason

    Choice 2: go abroad, somewhere like asia perhaps:
    less than half your gross income ends up going in tax
    the cost of living is cheap
    the weather’s great
    people have manners and are civilised/friendly
    the government leaves you alone and lets you get on with life.

    What kind of choice is that? Who in their right mind would stay here if they had a choice?

  76. 76
    BillyBob says:

    Not only that, he will also regret ever signing up to the International Criminal Court when he is dragged to the dock kicking and screaming to take responsibility for his illegal wars. I think I am right in saying the US failed to sign up to it……they were not so stupid but Bliar is not quite as clever as he thinks he is!!

  77. 77
    Stronghold Barricades says:

    If he’s not living in his “homes” the local council could sequestrate them and put homeless families in them

  78. 78
  79. 79
    The Baiter's Master says:

    What are “neds” you ignoramus.

  80. 80
    sixtypoundsaweekcleaner says:

    I might put in for it myself.

  81. 81
    Raving Loon says:

    Only the little people pay taxes.

  82. 82
    Tony Blair says:

    I am a tax evader and a child killing war criminal. Please forgive me Lord.
    This is http://www.confessions.com isn’t it? Oh shit!

  83. 83
    anon skint and still paying taxes says:

    True, in some cases you are paying in excess of 60 per cent of your earnings to the state.

    That makes you a serf from the dark ages.I wonder why such people are leaving the country.?

  84. 84
    Purple Man says:

    He’s an EU citizen now, silly Guido. And soon to be EU President, I suspect.

  85. 85
    Carlos says:

    No need to be so short with him

  86. 86
    Tin Cunliffe-Arsely says:

    They’d have no problem with plumbing though. Unless all those polish people decided to move on somewhere else.

  87. 87
    Sir Reginald Titbrain says:

    Cameron will not be able to have anybody arrested for anything; it’s not part of the job description.

  88. 88
    R.McGeddon says:

    Bliar shares the same motto as Mandy, does n’t he ?

    ‘Virtus et summa potestas non coeunt’

    ‘Virtue and total power cannot co-exist’
    Lucan’s Pharsalia

  89. 89
    Cyco Billy says:

    I understand he drops in on Gordo once a month to give him the benefit of his advice, as and when, I suppose.

    But about the kids having Irish passports — that’s just eerie. Could they be living in the expectation that some serious shit is going to go down sometime? It’s funny imagining a Catholic without some conscience, of a sort.

  90. 90
    More Tories Now says:

    A look at the Register of donations to political parties for the name Blair pulls up;

    National Party
    Tony Blair
    status: Individual
    11/09/08
    £ 7,500.00

    National Party
    Mr Anthony Blair
    status: Individual
    17/03/09
    £6,000.00

  91. 91
    Tin Cunliffe-Arsely says:

    wiki says. I did check but i did know:
    “Ned is a term applied to certain people in Scotland, akin to the term chav in England”

  92. 92
    R.McGeddon says:

    Yes, he did and when he went there on a visit he put the CLINT in SHuntHORPE, I seem to recall.

  93. 93
    tat says:

    don’t talk daft. blair is more likely to get a bullet in the head than of becoming president of the EU.
    his security is provided by the CIA so how can he become european president his bodyguards are american secret service?
    DOH!

  94. 94
    Desperate Dan says:

    What an appalling life he must have sitting counting his money. Exiled to spend his time in the company of vile oiks who’ve made money through fraud, corruption, lies, exploitation and bribery. Married to the appalling common-as-muck Cherie. Thick as shit children who can’t survive without the aid of nepotism. Reviled by the British public. Hated and loathed by the world at large to the extent that he’ll need ‘security’ for the rest of his miserable life. May he rot in hell .
    Note to Cameron: Please ensure that he and his family, and all other Labour MPs, are made persona non grata at British Embassies the world over. There’s money to be saved by making sure the taxpayer doesn’t continue to provide free hospitality/board and lodging for these parasites in perpetuity.

  95. 95
    R.McGeddon says:

    LOL !!

    or even the CLINT IN SCLINTHORPE

  96. 96
    Anonymous says:

    When people talk of religion, I’m reminded of a line by Robbie Coltrane in the film “Nuns on the Run”.

    Something to the effect of “But in order to be saved, you have to be a sinner. So you have to go on sinning in order to be saved. That’s why christianity suits so many people”.

  97. 97
    Anonymous says:

    Strictly speaking, he would be “non-resident” rather than “non-dom” (that’s the Abramovichs and Mittals of this world). Given recent history (Gaines-Cooper as an example), I would hope HMRC don’t allow it as the 90 day rule is just a guideline. If the missus is resident, the kids are resident, he has houses in the UK and has any other tie to the UK, HMRC should deem him UK resident and tax him to fuck accordingly. (The only good thing about the UK tax system is you can bugger off and pay fuck all!)

  98. 98
    tat says:

    you are steve expat and I claim my £5.
    you’re a weirdo steve. I have done my best to save you from your crack addiction but I have failed.
    you are just a fucked up cut and run crackhead tramp.
    end of story.

  99. 99
    Cherie Photo Booth says:

    Sure they’re not his expenses claims for those months ?

  100. 100
    Axe The Telly Tax says:

    Plenty of floating voters in Cork, so i heard, and plent of jobs in Jeopardy

  101. 101
    nick says:

    All that money can’t make up for having to give Cherie the odd fuck.

  102. 102
    nell says:

    Well he was in London on Monday giving a speech to the Royal Society of Arts talking about his Tony Blair Faith Foundation and the dark side of religion . Don’t think he was inferring that there was a connection between those two things but…………………….

  103. 103
    jgm2 says:

    I thought NED stood for Non Educated Delinquent. That certainly characterises the holders of the title.

  104. 104
    Buzzard says:

    Is there any truth in the rumour that Blair is heterosexual?

  105. 105
    DisgustedOfMitcham2 says:

    Excellent idea. Guido, please can you oblige?

  106. 106
    KEITH VAZOLINE says:

    Moi ?

  107. 107
    shelling-out says:

    Nah. His expense claims are way over those amounts.

  108. 108
    shelling-out says:

    Exactly. That’s why we’re off.

  109. 109
    Axe The Telly Tax says:

    Try the Philippines

  110. 110
    JMT says:

    The kids have an Irish passport because they cost less.

    The Blairs are soooooooo tight that Cherie and Tony wake up at night to see if they have lost any sleep.

  111. 111
    shelling-out says:

    He can’t peddle politics any more, so he’s had to fiind something else.

    He’s got to justify his exorbitant speaker’s fee somehow.

  112. 112
    Crackers says:

    Blair cannot become non domiciled by simply remaining outside the country for x days. Domicile is v difficult to change. It is related to where you intend to die.

    However he may well be attempting to become not resident and not ordinarily resident for tax purposes. He can do so over a period of three years.

    That apart I am sure that he receives payments abroad and these will remain abroad. I blame Cherie.

  113. 113
    anonymous says:

    The United Kingdom

    Third World and

    Third Rate

  114. 114
    shelling-out says:

    Can anyone get an Irish passport then? I thought Bliar was a scot.

  115. 115
    Australian says:

    #49: is that you, Mr Jardon?

  116. 116
    Tony Blair says:

    Resident in the UK? Me? Are you kidding? The place is a cesspit.

    Political correctness, rubbish schools, hoodies, drunks, chavs, knife crime, shootings, overcrowding, 50pc tax (plus NI), exploding immigrants and a severely mentally ill unelected and unelectable PM who cares not one jot for the British public.

    Feck, who’d live there. Not me.

  117. 117

    Since everyone has already raked over our former Prime Minister’s crimes and misdemeanors at some length, I will brief draw attention to the topic discussed in the interview.

    Although Blair’s slip meant that some Irish fellow could go on a nice, unearned holiday, it reminded me how wonderful it was to live in a country where you could bet on such things.

    Over here in America, betting is illegal everywhere accept Nevada*, and Delaware is having a hell of a time trying to introduce it**. It’s utterly ridiculous, but there you go. I was initially surprised that so many people laughed, but then the underground betting scene in the US is very strong.

    * And even there you’re not even allowed to bet on elections, let alone the name of someone’s child.

    ** There are racetracks where you can bet on greyhounds and horses, but betting on the 49ers, say, has to be done illegally.

  118. 118
    Australian says:

    Coney – it doesn’t sound like a pleasant office if you have to explain yourself for laughing!

    Do you work in Downing Street, by any chance?

  119. 119
    South of the M4 says:

    Totally agree. Kids at exam stages though and in a very good state school. I’ll have to stay for a while. Bugger.

  120. 120
    JMT says:

    I live in NI so I can have both.

    There are some rules – something like; if you have at least one Irish parent or grandparent you are automatically an Irish Citizen, and can apply for an Irish passport. Since Liverpool is the second capital of Ireland, the kids probably qualify because of Cherie.

    Get one and bypass the UK national ID database.

    In any event they are all now EU passports, and the country of issue becoming less relevant (Lisbon) – sad but true.

  121. 121
    shelling-out says:

    Thanks JMT.

  122. 122
    Australian says:

    anon skint: that’s before you factor in VAT, council tax, road fund licence, petrol taxes, alcohol duties, the unlawful Правда tax, taxes disguised as parking tickets, the illegal scam of local authority parking permits, tax on any meagre earnings you can make on your savings and investments, IHT paid on your estate which has already been taxed many times over in your lifetime, disguised tax in the form of “quantitative easing” and State-created inflation of the money supply, etc etc etc.

    I think you will find that if you are a reasonably successful “upper middle class” type, the State is extracting far in excess of 80% of your earnings under threat of imprisonment.

    The scum from NuLab and the “liberal” Dumbocrats (as well as the Socialist “meeja” scum) will try to tell you that is “fair and equitable”. To anyone with any sense at all, it constitutes robbery with menaces on a grand scale.

  123. 123
    Australian says:

    Why the change of name between 11/9/08 and 17/3/09?

    Is “Anthony” meant to sound more, ummm, Presidential, perhaps?

  124. 124
    Australian says:

    Is there any word on whether she of the slotted gob is still in the running to be parachuted into the new dog’s breakfast known as the Supreme Court as one of the most senior and powerful judges in the land?

  125. 125
    Matthew Dear says:

    Regrettably, as long as you remain a British Citizen you would remain eligible for all of your obligations under UK law, irrespective of which or how many other nationalities you may hold or be entitled to. And I’m under the impression that you can’t renounce British Citizenship, unlike American (and countless other countries’) Citizenship, which you can by making a simple declaration.

  126. 126
    Sir William Waad says:

    Yes, it seems very unlikely that Blair could be non-domiciled when his father was British. He has certainly not had time to acquire a domicile of choice outside the UK. Then again, if you one of Blairs of this world, the rules bend to you rather than you to them.

  127. 127
    fedupwithbrown says:

    His Lordship isn’t listening are you Mandy?

  128. 128
    anon says:

    that’ll be the USA then…. when was the last time anyone was extradited from the states to UK to face any court at all?? our extradition treaty with them only goes one way, so Tone and the tribe will be orff to the other side of the pond. Irish passports help with that of course!

  129. 129
    Sir William Waad says:

    You have to admit he’s done one hell of a good job in bringing peace to the Middle East.

  130. 130
    fedupwithbrown says:

    All that negative equity must make you smile. There is justice you just have to wait a while.

  131. 131
    bergen says:

    Not unless Schwarzenneger manages to have the constitution changed for his own benefit.You have to be born a citizen of the good ole US of A to be its President.That was the reason for all the fuss about the Obama rumour(almost certainly untrue) that he was born in Kenya.

  132. 132
    shelling-out says:

    As PM, he started the war with Bush. When he left office, he carefully orchestrated the job as Peace Envoy for himself.

    I can’t understand how the arabs could possibly take him seriously after all that.

  133. 133
    fedupwithbrown says:

    At least it keeps him on his toes.

  134. 134
    Sir William Waad says:

    Yes well of course if the Protestant Irish hadn’t all joined up in the First World war and got themselves killed, the Fenians could never have taken over. This led to Ireland’s absolutely fantastic performance in combating the Nazi threat in 1939-1945.

  135. 135
    fedupwithbrown says:

    Heard he could have been a client of Madoff.
    Ha Ha

  136. 136
    Four-eyed English Genius says:

    I thought Cork was where the Murphys came from!

  137. 137
    tat says:

    if tony blair visits gaza there is a very high probability he will be assassinated.
    so the question is: what is the point of him being the middle east peace envoy?
    to buy time for the israelis to commit more war crimes against palestinians and for israel to continue to occupy palestine.
    that is why he remains in situ. so he has not done a good job as the peace envoy but he has done an excellent job of being israel’s war and occupation envoy.

  138. 138
    Four-eyed English Genius says:

    “PROBABLY” as bad as using LOOSE to mean LOSE

  139. 139
    Four-eyed English Genius says:

    Not until they have re-introduced the death penalty for treason!

  140. 140
    The Grim Reaper says:

    Well, so Demon Eyes – the Smirking Chancer, Pope Pius the Nought, Holy Tony I, “President Elect” of All of Europe, Son of Satan hasn’t been seen anywhere in the UK for some time.

    That’ll mean he’s been out and about a lot more that MaCavity, then.

  141. 141
    Pissed Off Voter says:

    Fuck Off TAT you dickwad. No one cares what you have to say, so once again FUCK OFF – to Gaza yourself. (I’ll warn Hamas to welcome you in their usual kindly way, of course).

    You lonely, sad loser.

  142. 142
    fedupwithbrown says:

    Merkel doesn’t like warmongers so no chance

  143. 143
    Pedant says:

    Actually he’d still be UK-domiciled but a non-resident tax exile for UK .income tax purposes. The non-dom issue refers to UK-resident foreigners who are domiciled elsewhere

  144. 144
    Garraways kid ain't Dolly's. It's mine! says:

    Australian: I have no idea who “Mr Jardon” is. Sorry.

    I call mine Stobart. People go mental when it slips its load.

  145. 145
    Tin Cunliffe-Arsely says:

    I dunno. I seem to think i first heard it in some glaswegian comedy prog.

  146. 146
    Louise says:

    I saw Blair just 2 minutes away from Westminster on Monday

  147. 147
    Rabbi Warmonger says:

    You’re quite right tat. That’s why he’s paid so much for his “talks”.

  148. 148
    Bliar the Liar his pants are inflammable says:

    Bliar exposed as an amoral greedy moneygrubbing c’unt in taxdodging revelation!

    a shocked and startled world looks on in stunned disbelief

    or not

  149. 149
    Reimer says:

    I f he IS going non-resident it squares with his previous form. The ‘man’ (I use the term loosely) is beyond parody. Can’t believe he is still such a high-flier – who pays for this bastard’s time?

    His continued renown in the upper echelon is perhaps principally remarkable for its seemingly being worthy of so little remark, a sign of the damage he has wrought (see laos Millipede’s idolising of Joe Slovo)

  150. 150
    WobblyJim says:

    Unless you have the appropriate power and wealth behind you to fix the questioners…
    How come Obama (born in Keyna according to a sworn avidavit lodged last week) managed to get the job. I’m sure Princess Tonietta moves in the same circles.

  151. 151
    tat says:

    dickwad? what a quaint 1950’s type insult.
    so you are an american.
    tell me, how do you like your hard earned tax dollars being given to israel to commit war crimes?
    you mug.

  152. 152
    jgm2 says:

    I’d take care of that little conundrum by removing myself from their jursidiction.

  153. 153
    I am Sick says:

    None whatsoever.

  154. 154
    jgm2 says:

    Hmmmm. I think that rather like the second world war the Protestant Irish were the ones in reserved occupation and it was the Micks who were to be found marching slowly towards the machine guns.

    http://www.roguery.com/cities/naples/history/matania/

    ‘The 2nd. Royal Munster Fusiliers, in their very first action in France, achieved a military feat unparalleled in modern warfare. A brigade may occasionally have the task of trying to delay a whole enemy division. A division may perhaps be deployed in an attempt to turn aside or halt an advancing army corps – but for a single battalion to stem the advance of an entire army by their sole action was unprecedented. In fact, less than a battalion strength, just 3 companies of the 2nd. Battalion of The Munsters halted the advance of the German Army for fourteen hours in the area of Oisny & Etreux during the retreat from Mons, thus enabling the rest of the British Army to withdraw to a safe distance of twelve miles. They were outnumbered at odds of over 6 to 1, and when finally defeated, the survivors were congratulated on their supreme bravery by the German soldiers they had fought.’

    Look and learn.

  155. 155
    Troll Seeker says:

    Hi TAT and “Rabbi” – good to hear from you both! Last time I heard about you “two”, you were at that KKK meeting when you were lynching and burning……or were you lighting the ovens at Belsen?

  156. 156
    genghiz the kahn says:

    Caligula made his horse a Consul, so there is a precedent.

  157. 157
    Jimmy says:

    “Guido’s theory is that he is keeping under the 90 day residency limit for non-domiciles for tax purposes.”

    You really have been working hard at the law books this week. Not as easy as it looks is it?

    Explain how Tony Blair became/plans to become a non-domicile? What is is his new domicile going to be?

  158. 158
    Rabbi Warmonger says:

    Well that a bit childish as well as being a non-sequitur. I’m not accusing you of harvesting organs from dead Palestinians am I?

  159. 159
    WhiteEagleClub says:

    I’ve got that strange old thing patriotism – so I’ll stay and fight. Don’t com e back when things have improved or I’ll have you shot for desertion.

  160. 160
    Seymore Clearley says:

    Impail him-it’s not up for negotiation.

  161. 161
    Desperate Dan says:

    His new domicile will soon be an Iraqi gaol.

  162. 162
    The "Angry Aberdonian" says:

    It’s easy Jimmy! I managed to avoid income tax for almost ten years using the IR84 and there’s at least half a dozen other ways for “those in the know”

    I used to feel quite bad about it, and consequently resumed my position as a UK “full dom” back in 1998.

    However, looking at that “sack of sh*t” Blair, his “septic” wife and their “louche” offspring, if I could meet my conscience in person – I’d kick it right up the arse!

  163. 163
    gordon says:

    So am I, absolutely, oh yes indeed, not gay at all, not in the slightest – ‘Nurse – more pills please !’

  164. 164
    simon r says:

    yes – they are both a right couple of ‘coeunts’

  165. 165
    mark oaten says:

    I eat dirty.

  166. 166
    Sarkozy says:

    Sacre Bleu – you won’t get a second warning !

  167. 167
    tat says:

    bit rich coming from a racist and sexist zionist occupier innit.
    the great thick as thieves is anti racist and anti fascist and anti occupation.
    DOH! you zionists are really struggling for propaganda, you have lost the battle.
    and what a nazi you are talking of ovens: you don’t use ovens to kill the palestinians, you use american ordnance paid for by the american taxpayer.
    how much longer do you think the americans are going to give you money to commit more war crimes?
    time’s up.
    you lose.

  168. 168
    Desperate Dan says:

    In Alan Milburn’s interview in this week’s The Lady about his favourite things he says he’s been working in Sierra Leone with his good friend Tony Blair. Apparently they’re teaching the government there all about “good governance”.
    And he thinks Cherie is fantastic. He says: “The accusations of them being greedy are ludicrous”.

  169. 169
    Trough Mixture says:

    I hope he catches a nasty inconvenience of the ‘nads. From Ma Boswell.

    Or an uncomfortable arse condition of just sufficient severity not to preclude due international process.

  170. 170
    Ed Balls says:

    So what?

  171. 171
    English Viking says:

    I thought all Jerries loved war.

  172. 172
    Geordie Boy says:

    I saw her in Star Wars. Cherie the Odd was getting shagged by Jabba the Hutt.

  173. 173
    Striking postman says:

    I’m definitely not putting anything in there.

  174. 174
    Chris says:

    his accent has changed, he sounds half yank!

  175. 175
    MB says:

    I always thought that death was usually unexpected and very few people planned where they intend to die.

    Isn’t Blair going to be buried in a cave then rise from the dead a few days later?

  176. 176
    Nearly Headless Nick says:

    How do I get an Irish passport?
    My maternal grandfather was Irish, I am given to understand.

  177. 177
    John says:

    I love Tony – wish we had him back.

  178. 178
    Roger Daley says:

    Roffle

  179. 179
    NewGirl says:

    I’m rude about the Scots for very good reason as a matter of fact. How long have you got?

  180. 180
    Watt Tyler says:

    Seems this WAR CRIMINAL is trying to lie low. Perhaps this is because Nick Griffin will soon be reporting his war crimes to the EU.

    http://eotp.wordpress.com/?s=Blair

  181. 181
    Sukyspook says:

    And thereby, Four-eyed English Genius, lies the problem with ‘how we got to here’ – it’s not how it’s said – IT’S WHAT IS SAID.

    I would never call you a ‘looser’ – however, I’d call you a loser – but I’m too polite and too interested in Truth more than semantics to stoop to name calling.

  182. 182
    Crackers says:

    Death may or may not be expected but sure as hell it will happen. One standard ploy when trying to convince Revenue that you regard Country X as your domicile/home is to say that you have bought a burial plot there.

    All this theoretical since as you say “Blair Dies. And on the third day he rises again”

  183. 183
    Anonymous says:

    Would you have shot the jews for leaving nazi germany before they got put on a cattle train by their government?

    Labour (and labour voters) are the terrorists/traitors, not the people leaving.

  184. 184
    OldBoy says:

    Well NewGirl, given that I’m a Scot and that we’ve never met (unless you’re the catholic I’m married to, which would be a surprise for both of us!) then you have no more reason to dislike me or any other Scot you’ve never met for our Scottishness than I do to dislike you for your Papishness. Vot is good for gooses is also good for ganders! Seemples!

  185. 185
    OldBoy says:

    Bliar’s a fecking English ponce – we’re not having you blame us for that twat too – it was you lot that elected the See You Next Tuesday three times with huge majorities in England every time!

  186. 186
    Fox in sox says:

    120 000 served from the southern Irish in WW1, and fought with distinction. All were volunteers, there was no conscription in Ireland north or south. They later formed the backbone of the Free State army that fought the IRA in the Irish civil war. There are few memorials to them, one in tipperairy, but many to the IRA in small Irish towns. De Valera always hated loyalists of either catholic or protestant type.

  187. 187
    Onan the Rotarian says:

    Oh yeah, he’ll be bricking it won’t he, cursing because he’ll have to do a couple more half hour speeches at £300K a pop to make up the shortfall …

  188. 188
    Bri says:

    http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/terrror/

    I think this would apply to Blair if he has an Irish passport

  189. 189
    NotaSheep says:

    If he’s never (or rarely) in the country then maybe we could stop paying for the 24/7 armed police guards guarding the rear of his London house. Just because he was stupid enough to buy a house off of the Arab end of the Edgware Road, why should taxpayers pay to protect a mostly empty house? Maybe Tony Blair could pay for his own security out of his own money rather than the taxpayers.

  190. 190
    We Will Remember Them says:

    @154 jgm2, you said- “Hmmmm. I think that rather like the second world war the Protestant Irish were the ones in reserved occupation and it was the Micks who were to be found marching slowly towards the machine guns.”

    I’ve read many a twisted comment on this fine organ but I have to say that the one quoted above, is perhaps the most disgusting & sickminded of them all. Even the shinners in the eighties wouldn’t have come out with that. You fucking cretin. I’ll be looking out for your posts.

  191. 191
    charlie says:

    And you didn’t kill the Hunt because…?

  192. 192
    Anonymous says:

    Who ?
    Jim “The Screaming Skull” Murphy, Sec of State for Scotland and declared Fenian supporter ?
    Most probably.

  193. 193
    Anonymous says:

    “Anthony” as in St Anthony, underlines his sell-out to Papism

  194. 194
    jgm2 says:

    Go right ahead pal.

  195. 195
    Anonymous says:

    What – Give up work the greedy sow ?
    No Chance.
    Remember she was the lady of humility who did the supermarket sweep and “charity” speeches to line her pockets further.
    Her greed knows no bounds.

  196. 196
    jgm2 says:

    I’m not completely up to date Headless Nick but it used to be that any person with an Irish grandparent could claim Irish citizenship.

    Even better, you used to be able to get your passport made out in your ‘Gaelic’ name – a bit like Cassius Clay renouncing his ‘slave name’ so you could quite legally have a second identity altogether but I think they’ve put the kybosh on that.

    Just give the embassy a call or visit the website for up to date info. I’m squared away.

  197. 197
    charlie says:

    So Slovakia has more people with degrees in utter nonsense? Well, good for them. Good luck finding a job with a degree in something useless like Travel and Tourism.

  198. 198
    Alan Milburn says:

    The accusation of anyone believing anything I say is credible …… is in itself ludicrous.
    Cherie may possibly be viewed as fantastical … but no sane person could ever describe such a loathsome letterbox as “fantastic”.

  199. 199
    Get Smart says:

    He only following the advice of his fellow catholic and former PM of Ireland Mr Charlie Haughey….”Only little people pay taxes”

  200. 200
    Peregrine Merceron Smith says:

    Comments have gone down hill a lot on this site.

  201. 201
    Fucking delicious! says:

    Assume the position wench…

    Fucking delicious!

  202. 202
    Crackers says:

    “Only little people pay taxes” – Leonora Helmsley(deceased)

  203. 203
    Anonymous says:

    You mean Non Resident not Non Dom. Non Domiciled means they have changed their long term natural home, established another domicile and relates to Inheritance Tax. Non Resident relates to Income Tax and Not Ordinarily Resident relates to CGT.

  204. 204

    Since we’re into violence here, there’s always THIS petition – if that doesn’t go against the ‘PRINCIPLES’ of Guido’s commenters –

    http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/ban-blair-baiting.html

  205. 205
    Zoompad says:

    Perhaps he is holed up in some Catholic church somewhere, praying on his knees, begging for forgiveness for his WAR CRIMES, not to mention all the other criminal acts he did in the UK whilst he was Prime Minister, with his big fatslob mate Charlie Falconer – the childstealing secret family courts babygrab fiasco (Falconer is now with Gibson Dunn and Crutcher, who reaped the benefits of his faciliation of child stealing via forced adoption and MSBP labelling).

    Or perhaps Carol Capman has got him to relax on his farting cushion again, and the lying creep has stunk himself into oblivion.

  206. 206
    Cherie Booth - Blair says:

    Didn’t Cherie mention that the kids all have Irish passports?

    Yes, she did to avoid a difficult question

  207. 207

    That’ll be AFTER his Trial … I mean the Iraq Inquiry, then, will it?

    http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/ban-blair-baiting.html

    Will Guido’s fans have brought back hanging by then? Or only for Blair?

    You lot need to be strung up.

  208. 208

    You sound like the only sensible person on here.

    Signed this yet?

    http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/ban-blair-baiting.html

  209. 209

    “Genius”

    Sign here – just in case.

    http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/ban-blair-baiting.html

    Wouldn’t want to see too many innocent people hanged, now would we?

  210. 210

    The hairiness only comes via the press and such as Guido’s blog, not from the facts.

    Thus this petition:

    http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/ban-blair-baiting.html

    A pity the facts might end up blunting the press’s sharpened knives. But they will.

  211. 211

    You DO sound desperate. Poor old sod.

    As they like to say at this illustrious place – fe*k off.

    http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/ban-blair-baiting.html

  212. 212

    A few facts thrown in for the benefit of the ignorant here at Guido’s – i.e. Most of you.

    With a grandparent on either side who was born in Ireland anyone can apply for Irish citizenship. Tony’s mother was born in Donegal.

    Hard to work out?

  213. 213

    To avoid this, better make sure he doesn’t die.

  214. 214

    Well, he’s only had two years. The rest of them had the last 60. Give him a chance.

    Oh, no, I forgot, this is Blair we’re talking about. NO CHANCE.

    http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/ban-blair-baiting.html

  215. 215

    He was here on Monday this week. Is that too long ago for your mind to take in? Short term memory issues?

  216. 216

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    You ARE funny, Desperate. No, you really are.

  217. 217
  218. 218

    Nick Griffin!?

    He and a few other n*bheads. No chance anyone will listen. Some peace ‘n’ lover, hanger’n’flogger tries this every week. Last week Germany, next month Canada. They all fail and they all will.

    http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/ban-blair-baiting.html

  219. 219
    NewGirl says:

    Gordon Brown. Alistair Campbell. Derry Irvine. Michael Martin. Andy Mur ray, Sean Connery…. I speak as I find. I’m sure there are many many decent non chippy, non England hating Scots. I just haven’t met any.

  220. 220
    OldBoy says:

    So, on the one hand you say:

    “I’m rude about the Scots for very good reason as a matter of fact.”

    Then you go on to show just how unfounded your bigotry is when you say:

    “I’m sure there are many many decent non chippy, non England hating Scots.”

    Would it not be more reasonable and justifiable to dislike Gordon Brown, Derry Irvine, Michael Martin, Andy Murray and Sean Connery because of who they are, personally, rather than because of where they were born? (Alistair Campbell, by the way, is English and was born in Yorkshire – further demonstrating the illogicality of your Scotophobia).

    Should I judge you as, presumably, an English person, based on the fact that Alastair Campbell (and many other ZaNuLab lackeys for that matter) are as English as you are?

    These ZaNuLab scumbags are scumbags because they are ZaNuLab, not because they are English, Scottish or whatever. Please remember that next time you feel like spouting off with stupid anti-Scots bigotry. Thank you.

    P.S. My grandfathers and grandmothers (along with millions of other Scots) served during the war to defend your freedom too. Does that make us less British than you are?

  221. 221
    iain says:

    Why on earth would anyone pay to go hear Blair speak?

  222. 222
    Anonymous says:

    of course he’s a tax-dodging bastard.

  223. 223
    Talwyn's mate says:

    People with an Irish passport can obtain an Irish driving licence and if they then activate any automatic speed cameras in the UK the fine and the penalty points are unenforcable. That’s why the Duke of Westminster and lots of other Lords with Irish land drive on Irish driving licences. The Lords, of course, have a significant influence on enforcement legistlation as it passes through parliament. Not that they would act dishonourably, surely!!

    Tony and family will no doubt benefit from this loophole.

  224. 224
    BcLuAnItR says:

    To actually see someone talk put of their arse.

  225. 225
    Anonymous says:

    actually you need to renounce your British Citizenship in order to become exempt from service – gaining citizenship in one country simply makes you liable to be conscripted by them as well.

  226. 226
    Anonymous says:

    actually you can renounce british citizenship so long as doing so would not make you stateless.

    you are also entitled to reclaim your British citizenship after renouncing it though this is limited to 2 times in your life.

  227. 227

    […] Has Tony Gone Non-Dom to Dodge the 50p Tax? He is making millions and never in the UK. 226 Comments. […]

  228. 228
    if it aint broke labour will break it. says:

    why should blair pay for all his failures.what a creep.

    i always suspected underneath it all he just hated britain,and set out to destroy it,with open doors to imigration,tax,tax,tax,and bloating the public sector.

  229. 229
    Stalins Organ says:

    He is the next best place, Edgeware Rd

  230. 230
    Comrade Thatcher says:

    Tony Blair was and is a genius and my true follower.

  231. 231
    Dysgwrcymraeg says:

    I agree 100%, but will all the morons who elected him (and not just once mark you) go and jump in the sea quickly?…..no thought not.


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