THE KILLING$ OF TONY BLAIR

from Youtube: The Chilcot Report: What Next? July 6th 2016

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 5th July 2016
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THE KILLING$ OF
TONY BLAIR
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A film by
GEORGE GALLOWAY
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Featuring
STEPHEN FRY, RT. HON. CLARE SHORT, PETER OBORNE, LAUREN BOOTH, SEUMAS MILNE,
RT.HON. DAVID DAVIES, MATTHEW NORMAN, WILL SELF, FRANCIS BECKETT,
CRAIG MURRAY, MAX KEISER, RICHARD BROOKS,
NOAM CHOMSKY, KEN LIVINGSTONE
and more
 
NATIONWIDE LIVE SATELLITE Q&A SCREENING
27th JULY 2016
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HOSTED BY KEITH ALLEN with GEORGE GALLOWAY,
JOHN McTERNAN
, CRAIG MURRAY, RT. HON. DAVID DAVIES, and MICHAEL MANSFIELD QC
 
RELEASED ON DVD & DIGITAL HD ON 15th AUGUST 2016
 
On  27th July 2016, the acclaimed documentary THE KILLING$ OF TONY BLAIR, will be broadcast live via satellite to cinemas nationwide followed by a Q&A hosted by Keith Allen.
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This feature-length documentary, co-written and presented by George Galloway, examines the prime-ministerial career of Tony Blair and his business activities since leaving office – a role that Galloway describes as ‘The Blair Rich Project’.
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The once hugely successful politician who transformed the Labour Party and arrived at Number 10 on a wave of popular support and optimism now lingers at the edge of British politics awaiting the verdict of the Chilcot Inquiry on the defining act of his premiership – the decision behind, the implementation of, and aftermath of Britain’s participation in the invasion of Iraq in 2003.
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Combining testimony from prominent observers, ambassadors and statesmen, with extensive archive footage, animation and illustrations from the award-winning political cartoonist Steve Bell, George Galloway sets out his argument that, despite good things that his government achieved, Tony Blair’s actions since leaving office reveal that his overriding motivation may have always been a messianic pursuit of personal glory and financial reward.
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In a week when, arguably, the nation’s politicians have never looked worse amidst the chaos of the post-referendum meltdown and the subsequent disarray within the Labour Party, THE KILLING$ OF TONY BLAIR is a timely and thought-provoking exposé which reveals the corruption of the UK’s political elite.
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Galloway’s lively and in-depth narrative weaves together the facts of Tony Blair’s political career, his premiership, the decision to join the USA in the invasion of Iraq and his subsequent role as globe-trotting peace envoy with acerbic commentary and personal insights from an impressive range of highly-informed contributors.
Immediately on leaving office Blair embarked on the highly lucrative public speaking circuit.  He also launched a global business empire, Tony Blair Inc.  The man who claimed he was bringing democracy to Iraq was now consulting for dictators, torturers and murderers and has been lavishly rewarded.  As a result, he has irrevocably tarnished the office of Prime Minister and the international reputation of the UK.
Galloway proposes that Blair had already sacrificed traditional Labour Party democratic principles before he stepped foot in Downing Street and the corruption that occurred on Blair’s watch far out-shadows the achievements.  His most damning theory is that Blair’s decisions while in office were influenced by his knowledge of how he would earn his living once he left number 10.
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A key focus of the film is the Iraq War and Blair’s transformation into a self-styled warrior in the war on terror.  Under Blair’s leadership, Britain joined George Bush’s crusade to dominate the Middle East – the main energy-producing region of the world.
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The official verdict on the hot-button topics of WMDs, the dodgy dossier and the legality of a regime-change mission and occupation that ultimately resulted in a sectarian bloodbath will come with the publication of the Chilcot Inquiry Report on 6th July but Galloway does not hold back from presenting his opinion on what he believes to be one of the worst crimes of the century and the hypocrisy of Tony Blair.  After igniting a fire in the Middle East, he then positioned himself as a globetrotting Middle East peace envoy.  An act of atonement maybe, but with his web of business interests across the globe Blair’s personal financial gain has been staggering.
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Contributors in order of appearance:
GEORGE GALLOWAY
Former MP
FRANCIS BECKETT
Author of Blair Inc.: The Man Behind The Mask
CRAIG MURRAY
Former British Ambassador to Uzbekistan. UK Foreign Office 1986 – 2004
SEUMAS MILNE
Former Associate Editor, The Guardian. Author of The Revenge Of History. Director of Communications to Rt. Hon. Jeremy Corbyn
RT. HON. DAVID DAVIS MP
Former Shadow Home Secretary, Conservative
PETER OBORNE
Former Chief Political Commentator, The Daily Telegraph. Associate Editor, The Spectator
RT. HON. CLARE SHORT
Former International Development Secretary
STEPHEN FRY
Actor, Writer & Broadcaster
RT.HON. NORMAN BAKER
Former Minister of State, Liberal Democrat. Author of The Strange Death of David Kelly
LAUREN BOOTH
Tony Blair’s sister-in-law
MATTHEW NORMAN
Satirist, The Independent
KEN LIVINGSTONE
Former Mayor of London & Labour MP, 1987 – 2001
PROFESSOR WILL SELF
Brunel University. Presenter Addicted To Arms, BBC
MAX KEISER
Former Stockbroker, Financial Journalist & Broadcaster
RICHARD BROOKS
Former Senior Tax Inspector, HMRC. Investigative Journalist, Private Eye
NOMI PRINS
Former Analyst, Chase Manhattan Bank
NOAM CHOMSKY
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
ELIZABETH MURRAY
Former US National Intelligence Officer
DR ALEXANDER COKER
Senior UN Weapons Inspector, 1996 – 2003
SAMI RAMADANI
Senior Lecturer, London Metropolitan University. Former Anti-Saddam Activist
DENIS HALLIDAY
Former UN Assistant Secretary-General
MICHAEL MANSFIELD QC
Barrister
OLIVER MILES
Former British Ambassador to Libya
DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD
Former Prime Minister, Malaysia
SIR RICHARD DALTON
Former British Ambassador to Iran & Libya
PROFESSOR ILAN PAPPE
Israeli Historian
NABIL SHAATH
Former Foreign Minister, Palestine
DR MOHAMMED SHTAYYEH
Minister, Palestinian Economic Council
ANNIE MACHON
Former British Intelligence Officer
CLIVE STAFFORD SMITH
Defence Attorney
ABDUL-HAKIM BELHAJ
Libyan torture victim who is suing Jack Straw, the former British Foreign Secretary
 
UK / 92 minutes / 2016 / Cert: 15 / Released by Bulldog Film Distribution
 
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2 Responses to THE KILLING$ OF TONY BLAIR

  1. Where can the Q&A be viewed? Thanks!

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