Monday, July 25, 2005

Lookin' good, Tone!

What with police shooting to kill and then killing the wrong person, Muslims afraid to ride the tube for fear of being arrested or worse, and bombs exploding around the world, sometimes you need a little light relief. Or indeed, a little concealer stick, if you're Tony Blair.

Heralding the start of the silly season, the PM's bill for cosmetics and make-up artists from 1999 to 2005 was revealed in parliament on Thursday, just as MPs and peers went into recess for the summer, in answer to a question tabled by Lord Hanningfield of the Tory party. The total? A whopping £1,800. On make-up! That's more than I'd spend on clothes AND shoes in twice that time! Well okay, maybe not.

However... if you think Tony's bad, it turns out that Irish Taoiseach Bertie Ahern is even more of a prima donna. According to the BBC: "The Independent reported in June that Mr Ahern had spent 28,000 euros (£19,000) on make-up in the past year, and said his office had confirmed that since 1997 Mr Ahern's appearance had cost taxpayers 167,000 euros (£115,895)."

2 Comments:

At July 27, 2005 4:50 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

...and yet they still look ugly. It's so sad. They should save up that money for plastic surgery instead. Then we could have leaders that are Brad Pitt or Johnny Depp look-a-likes. If Blair looked like Johnny Depp, I might have to put my principles aside and aim to test out that 'five times a night' claim. I bet he'd be rubbish and fall asleep. 'Important meeting in the morning...this country could go into another war...yada yada yada'. Yeah right, Tony, heard it all before. Talk to the hand.

 
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