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Tony Blair's make-up budget...

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Twiglett Mon 25-Jul-05 11:40:29


Janh Mon 25-Jul-05 11:42:54

Possibly not a good time to focus on something so flippant though (do I mean flippant?)

BareFootAngel Mon 25-Jul-05 11:43:24

mmmmm sorry tony i left my reciept in your case

QueenOfQuotes Mon 25-Jul-05 11:43:48

lol - you'd think he could at least have payed someone to do a decent job of it so he didn't look like he was wearing makeup

LittleMissNaughty Mon 25-Jul-05 11:44:21

lol QofQ - I couldn't agree with you more!

Flossam Mon 25-Jul-05 11:44:42

Can you imagine Prescott in lipstick and blusher?

QueenOfQuotes Mon 25-Jul-05 11:44:49

OMG - just read the last paragraph

"Lord Bassam also revealed that the Prime Minister spent £260,000 on booze and food to entertain guests and dignitaries in the past two years."

BareFootAngel Mon 25-Jul-05 11:49:15 whos up to number ten for a booze up! lol

Twiglett Mon 25-Jul-05 21:32:31


Heathcliffscathy Mon 25-Jul-05 21:34:15

26,000K looks extortionate, but is not that much imho....that's a grand a month. positively modest give that he is PM (don't get me wrong I hate him....

Mosschops30 Mon 25-Jul-05 21:35:27

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Janh Mon 25-Jul-05 22:24:00

260,000, sophable - 20 grand+ a month!!!

marthamoo Mon 25-Jul-05 22:26:43

Does make up include his hair? I'm sure I read ages ago his pre-election haircut was about £500. Blimey, he was robbed.

Heathcliffscathy Mon 25-Jul-05 22:54:43

pmsl. jan, i misread that can understand why i thought it was fair enough...

Janh Mon 25-Jul-05 23:07:29

£20K a month sounds pretty good to me too

sharklet Tue 26-Jul-05 12:31:20

I'm not surprised. I have worked as Make-Up Artist doing politicians for photoshoots and TV appearances etc. and I used to get paid loads for doing nothing more than patting on some powder to cover thier sweaty brows and covering up any pimples. So considering the amount of appearances he makes each month and how vain Mr Blair clearly is £1000 a month is a snip!


expatinscotland Tue 26-Jul-05 12:31:45

And he still looks like s*.

Tinker Tue 26-Jul-05 12:41:34

10k a month, surely? Over 2 years.

Janh Tue 26-Jul-05 13:11:10

Oh, two years - thanks, Tink! I misread it too, sophable!

Only £10,000 a month then. Positively parsimonious

Frieda Tue 26-Jul-05 13:27:52

Although I'm no fan of Tone, I don't think £1,800 over 6 years sounds all that bad when you consider most of that will be going to the girl with the powder puff and concealer. It's not really going to buy you an all-year-round St Tropez permatan. Mind you, the food & booze is a little more alarming.

dillydally Tue 26-Jul-05 13:40:26

It sounds significant enough to warrant an invite for tony to my next girls night in sleepover event where we mostly discuss make up fripperies..

We could compare cream blushers with him.

triceratops Tue 26-Jul-05 13:50:54

My job doesn't pay for my lippy. Can't he fund his own orange make up fetish?

I think we should care more what is done with the public purse. If make up is to make him more electable it should come out of labour party funds, if it is to boost the econonmy by showing him as the healthy face of the nation then he should be made to apply the grecian 2000 as he is getting a bit grizzled.

I am livid about the entertaining bill as I have read the guest list which leans heavily towards luvvies and minor celebs rather than people who really contribute to society. He should invite that dinner lady from Jamie Oliver and the woman who runs kidscape rather than bloody richard and judy. I think he should have that lady who accosted him on the hospital steps in the last election round, but he probably doesn't want to talk politics at dinner. In which case why am I paying for it?

alicatsg Tue 26-Jul-05 14:22:54

I'm just a bit embarrassed that he's spent more on slap in 6 years than I have in 35.

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