Dismiss Notice
You are browsing this site as a guest. It takes 2 minutes to CREATE AN ACCOUNT and less than 1 minute to LOGIN

Blair caught on train without ticket

Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by Kitia, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. Kitia

    Kitia JF-Expert Member

    #1
    Apr 24, 2008
    Joined: Dec 2, 2006
    Messages: 409
    Likes Received: 3
    Trophy Points: 0
    From correspondents in London

    April 24, 2008 08:33am
    Article from: Agence France-Presse

    FORMER British prime minister Tony Blair has been caught travelling on a train without a ticket or any cash to pay the fare.

    Mr Blair was confronted by a ticket inspector as he travelled to London's Heathrow airport to catch a flight to the US on Monday, spokesman Matthew Doyle said.

    "Mr Blair just didn't have any cash on him,'' Mr Doyle said.

    "One of the policemen travelling with him offered to pay for the ticket, but the ticket inspector said it wasn't necessary.''

    A ticket should on the train should cost £24.50 ($51).

    Mr Blair, 54, is believed to have earned around $US1 million ($1.05m) on the speaking circuit since standing down last June after a decade in charge.

    Soon after leaving office, he took up a post as the Middle East envoy for the international Quartet of the European Union, Russia, the United Nations and the United States.

    He also has a lucrative part-time post as advisor to Wall Street bank JP Morgan and advises Swiss company Zurich Financial Services on a range of issues including climate change.

    Mr Blair's wife Cherie, a judge, was fined after being caught riding a train without a ticket on her way to a court case in Luton, just north of London, in 2000.

     
  2. K

    Kipanga JF-Expert Member

    #2
    Apr 24, 2008
    Joined: Apr 24, 2008
    Messages: 680
    Likes Received: 4
    Trophy Points: 0
    He might have forgotten his warett may be..Crazy!!!
     
  3. LazyDog

    LazyDog JF-Expert Member

    #3
    Apr 24, 2008
    Joined: Apr 10, 2008
    Messages: 2,479
    Likes Received: 8
    Trophy Points: 135
    Incredible!
     
  4. Steve Dii

    Steve Dii JF-Expert Member

    #4
    Apr 24, 2008
    Joined: Jun 25, 2007
    Messages: 6,414
    Likes Received: 40
    Trophy Points: 145
    ha ha ha ha ha....... this is incredibly funny!!
     
  5. M

    Mama JF-Expert Member

    #5
    Apr 24, 2008
    Joined: Mar 24, 2008
    Messages: 2,858
    Likes Received: 14
    Trophy Points: 0
    and also embarassing, LOL.
     
  6. Steve Dii

    Steve Dii JF-Expert Member

    #6
    Apr 24, 2008
    Joined: Jun 25, 2007
    Messages: 6,414
    Likes Received: 40
    Trophy Points: 145
Loading...