A little bird tells the SKWAWKBOX that a company named Global Counsel LLP may be the ‘funding vehicle’ for Tony Blair’s new political project. This is how the firm styles itself on its website:
The information cannot be substantiated at this time, but as an LLP (limited liability partnership), the list of its partners is readily available and makes interesting reading. Two of the four listed partners are Peter Mandelson and Benjamin Wegg-Prosser.
Mandelson needs no elation, while Wegg-Prosser, a former Blair spin-doctor, was a funder of Owen Smith’s ill-fated leadership campaign and funds ‘Labour Tomorrow‘, the organisation set up to try to counter left-wing independent news organisations and thought leadership.
Rumours are that much of the funding for the project will come from abroad. Given the well-documented closeness of both Mr Blair and Mr Mandelson to the pro-Israel lobby, it will be interesting to see, if the alleged link turns out to be true, whether ‘abroad’ includes that country as a source of revenue, as this would represent another embarrassing interference by that nation in UK politics, alongside the now-admitted Israeli involvement in various groups in both the Labour and Tory parties.
No further information is available at the moment, sufficient for the moment is to put Global Counsel LLP on the public’s radar to see what develops.
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