October 31st, 2012

Blair Faces HMRC Unpaid Interns Investigation

In a delicious twist of fate, the very man who introduced the minimum wage to Britain is facing a possible HMRC investigation into allegations he has broken minimum wage laws. Last week Guido picked up Graduate Fogs Tony Blair unpaid intern story, calculating that it would take the £20 million-a-year former PM just twenty minutes to earn enough to fund a three month minimum wage internship. The papers followed suit, and now it looks like Tone’s tightness could prove costly.

Evidence of the Office of Tony Blair’s alleged breach of minimum wage laws has been passed on to HMRC. Employers found to have broken the law can be forced to pay compensation of up to eighty times the minimum wage, in the case of Blair’s three month internships that makes almost a quarter of a million pounds per intern. That’s at least a couple of speeches…


  1. 1
    Selohesra says:

    Like Al Capone – massive criminality but tripped up on tax in the end :)

  2. 2
    Sun reader says:

    Whoar!! You don’t get many of them to the pound!!

  3. 3
    Kebab Time says:

    Would rather see him in the Hague!

  4. 4
    ancientpopeye says:

    That’s the biggest pair of Moobs I’ve seen lately, bet Cherie is jealous.

  5. 5
    moby dick says:

    its an early xmas –SCROOGE

  6. 6
    Edinburgh dogshite on motorbike says:

    The c*nt is mass murderer and should be locked up!

  7. 8
    Kebab Time says:

    “BBC admits paying more than THREE TIMES more money to the Labour Party for “expenses” compared to the Conservatives: http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/126431/response/317755/attach/3/RFI20120883%20final%20response.pdf …”

  8. 9
    The real Labour Party says:

    String the bastard up

  9. 10
    Kent Constable says:

    Oopsie Daisie Mr Blair…

  10. 11
    Westminster Intern says:

    What’s the difference between Blair and many MPs ?

    • 18
      c.eng says:

      Blair is a caring compassionate socialist who just happens to have made a few bob.

      It must be an oversight if one of his higly valued assistants was foolish enough not to pick up sufficient payment for his services.

      • 23
        Westminster Intern says:

        Don’t get me wrong – im no tony fan – I’m just not clear what the difference with between Blair having unpaid interns and most of Westminster, NGOs etc etc…

        • 26
          The Firing Squad says:

          Sure, there are a load of greedy arseholes about who should be put up against wall and shot. And your point is?

        • 29
          c.eng says:

          You’re right, but I guess any stick will do to have a go at the creature.

          Trouble is, there’s so many of the hypocritical creeps, there aren’t enough sticks to go round.

      • 54
        Anonymous says:

        He will also be EU President and Pope. Have I left anything out?

  11. 14
    Anonymous says:

    Get him with the law, then scrap it straight after – at least it will have been good for something!

  12. 15
    Guido Fawkes says:

    Senior Downing Street source: ‘It will take a miracle for us to win the vote tonight. We think we are going to lose.’

  13. 16
    Director of Public Prosecutions says:


    Thank you for referring to Mrs Ed Milliband acting for these obscene people


    This is clearly another Trafigura scandal

    But I suppose Mrs Milliband would sell her mother for a few quid

  14. 17
    Gordon Brown says:

    It’s the right thing to do.

  15. 19
    Moussa Koussa Mark 1 says:

    errrrrrrr isnt this the politics of Envy

  16. 20
    Moral Collapse Blair says:

    Don’t get upset Guido


    I am used to avoiding tax

    It is in my genes you see…

  17. 25
    Moussa Koussa Mark 1 says:

    Quick lots of news ( good or bad )….Time to dump.

    *** U Turn Number 365 ****

    Today proposals to ban abortion clinics from offering advice to women seeking terminations have been ditched by the Government

  18. 35
    Gordon's Beard says:

    My eyes my eyes!!!!!

  19. 36
    Synic says:

    Anyone stupid enough to work for the corrupt hypocritical war-mongering cnut should not get any sympathy or help.

  20. 37
    Anon & never voted ZanuLieLabor & never will says:

    He who lives by the sword…….. dies by the sword

    It could not have happened to a nicer person……

    May he live in very troubled times for the rest of his miserable days……

    Hope a walk thru the forest will be terminal & real poetic justice

  21. 38
    keredybretsa says:

    Tight fisted, slippery as an eel. He’ll be cooked and served up in a nice green sauce
    in a couple of years.

  22. 41
    Anonymous says:

    Get that man a bra !

  23. 42
    Tony Blair, MA (Oxon) says:

    Can I just say that I think this story is indicative of the modernisation that is so desperately needed at HMRC.

    They need to enter the modern world and get up to speed with things. They are just too hidebound to old methods. This is why, in a memo to Ed Miliband, I have suggested that a future Labour government should privatise HMRC so that the Treasury can put tax collection out to tender to private debt collection agencies.

    Now, when I suggested this to Cherie, she told me: “That’s quintessential New Labour Huntery”, but what does Cherie know!

    I don’t know why people are so frightened of modernisation. We need to live in the real world and modernise things.

    • 43
      Anonymous says:

      Hardly a modern concept. James I did this in the early 1600s, it was called “the great farming of the customs” – a licence to collect tax was sold and any extra tax was kept by the purchaser “farmer”.

  24. 44
    Tom watson, fantasyland says:

    How much do bullets cost these days, there has to be millions with this fuckers name on them.

  25. 45
    Eeyore says:

    Just look at the tits on that…

    • 46
      Birdwatcher says:

      45 You don’t see a Great Tit for ages, and then, suddenly, a pair of them appear.

      • 47
        Birdwatcher says:

        … apology: ‘pair’ is singular in form (like the aforementioned tits), so ‘appears’ would be better Syntax.
        p.s. Further apologies for mentioning ‘tax’… and for mentioning ‘syn’.

  26. 48
    Page 3 of the Sun says:

    Big Busty Tony earns undisclosed sum too appear

  27. 56
    Twat-finder general says:

    Have you seen Blair’s tits! Yak… *Bwhaaaaarrr* straight into a bucket.

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Rod Liddle on the loony UN sexism special rapporteur:

“There is more sexism in Britain than in any other country in the world, according to a mad woman who has been sent here by the United Nations.

Rashida Manjoo is a part-time professor of law at Cape Town University in the totally non-sexist country of South Africa (otherwise known as Rape Capital Of The World).

Mrs Magoo has been wandering around with her notebook and is appalled by the sexist “boys’ club” culture here, apparently.

I don’t doubt we still have sexism in the UK. But is it worse than in, say, Saudi Arabia, d’you think, honey-lamb? Or about 175 other countries? Get a grip, you doolally old bat.”

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What’s he been doing FFS, mining bitcoins?

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