No, you’re not seeing double…

…and yes, this is the second time today I’ve used this photo of a much younger Tony Blair but I find it bewilderingly fascinating – like something nasty I’ve found under a rock in the garden.

I look at it and I think, ‘People voted him in as their MP two years before that photo was taken…WHY?’

Talk about shifty looking…

The words, ‘would’, ‘you’, ‘buy’, ‘a’, ‘used’, ‘car’, ‘from’, ‘this’, and ‘man’ spring to mind.

I found this entry in Wikipedia about Blair which amused me somewhat, given what’s happened since he went off making shitloads of cash for working his voice hole in public:

Once elected, Blair’s ascent was rapid and he received his first front bench appointment in 1984 as assistant Treasury spokesman. In May 1985 he appeared on BBC’s Question Time arguing that the Conservative Government’s Public Order White Paper was a threat to civil liberties. Blair demanded an inquiry into the Bank of England’s decision to rescue the collapsed Johnson Matthey Bank in October 1985.

Someone who saw it all coming…

Why the fuck wasn’t this guy in our government back in 2007?

One of his comments on one of his own blog entries:

Mountjoy wrote @

Well, I have to admit that part of my motivation is that, as an economist, I can see where the housing market is going … sub prime mortgage crisis in the US … Bank of England buffoons tinkering with the interest rates (still on hold yesterday … swines) … Gordon’s tax and grab economic policies haven’t yet come home to roost.

I well remember being clobbered when Brown raised tax – i.e. National Insurance – some years back, so I don’t intend to get clobbered again when the bubble bursts.

At any rate, I need to move in the next 6-9 months and I might as well get it on the market now. I’m not going to be able buy again immediately where I’m llikely to move to, which will give me some time to see what exactly is going on in the market.

So, why wasn’t he advising the government on financial matters?

Ah…he’s a Tory…er, Lib Dem…er, UKIP, er…