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Say No to Blair's money

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We the undersigned, as individual Labour party members, are deeply concerned at recent press reports stating that Tony Blair is set to make a substantial financial donation to Labour.

Firstly, Mr Blair’s sources of income are highly dubious. Most notably, he is currently on the payroll of Nursultan Nazarbayev, the dictator of Kazakhstan, serving as an advisor. Leading human rights organisation Amnesty International and the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights have both accused the regime of using lethal force against demonstrators and the routine use of torture.

This goes against our party’s most fundamental values.

Secondly, it would be a travesty if our party, as a result of the Collins Review, were to lose donations from trade unions – the cleanest money in politics - and replace this with funding from wealthy individuals seeking to buy influence in our party.

Therefore, we call on our party leadership to reject any financial donation from Tony Blair.

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