Tony Blair earns nearly £400,000 for two 30-minute speeches
Now THAT is how you do greed and venality. Sitting MPs are doubtlessly taking notes as we speak. Still, I'm sure he was worth every penny.
"Politics really matters, but a lot of what goes on is not great," Mr Blair was quoted as telling his audience.
Other remarks included "politicians are a very strange people", "religion [can be] a source of inspiration or an excuse for evil" and "helping people is a noble profession, but not noble to pursue".
Oh. Perhaps not, then.