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Good news for the residents of Chester Square

The Daily Telegraph (paper edition only) notes that Mr Tony and his brood are proving a right nuisance to the blameless residents of said London square.

However, salvation might be at hand, as he has just been offered 'a luxury villa' worth £2.4m in the doubtless delightful Dongguan, "a prefecture-level city in central Guangdong province, People's Republic of China [and] an important industrial city located in the Pearl River Delta". Apparently it has the world's largest mall, so La Booth would approve, although she might have trouble with the concept of payment....

And what has he done to deserve this bounty? Shilling for Guangda Group, a property company that has been funding his Chinese jaunt. Whether he will take up the offer of the villa is as yet unknown, but he also picked up £240,000 for a three hour trip to the property development. While normally I would sympathise with just about anyone who has suffer three hours of guff from property developers, that is a fair scratch for his troubles.

At least one of the reporting papers does not think Guangda got its value for money: "Like reports made by some local officials, there was nothing new in his views ... so was the speech worth the large sums of money paid out by local officials and businesses?...We should exercise less ostentatiousness and vanity ... learn more new and genuine knowledge -- especially when we are using even a penny of taxpayers' money".

So, the Blair 'How to Lose Friends and Alienate People' tour would appear to have added the 'People's Republic' of China to the existing successes of dear old Blighty and Israel.

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Anonymous verity said... 6:28 pm

Looks as though ol' Tone has to go a long,long way to find anyone who wants to book him.  



Blogger hatfield girl said... 12:06 am

Thought she'd bought in Bayswater.  



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