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NEW HAVEN -- After educating four generations of the Bush family, Yale is about to get its first Blair. The son of the British Prime Minister Tony Blair is bound for New Haven this fall, to study for a masters degree in international relations.

Euan Blair turned down Harvard and Princeton after Yale offered him a $92,000, full-tuition scholarship, the British press has reported.

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Blair, 22, did his undergraduate work at Bristol University in England, where he studied ancient history and left an undistinguished academic record. Blair ventured into American politics this past spring, as an unpaid intern on Capitol Hill but ditched his internship after two weeks, "bored" by his duties opening mail and making photocopies, according to Roll Call, the Capitol Hill newspaper.

Euan Blair's upcoming arrival in New Haven comes amid flagging support for his father in Britain, a country bitterly divided by the war in Iraq. The prime minister has been criticized for his loyalty to President Bush and for overstating the reasons to join the American-led war. Scholars suggest Euan Blair picked a good time to bolt.

"It's been a downhill slide for his Dad," said Jay Winter, a professor in British history at Yale. "The assumption of most of his contemporaries is that his father has ruined the Labor Party. Getting out of the country is probably a very good thing."

Rivals of Tony Blair have accused him of pulling strings to get his son into a top American school, one that educated the Bushes, Clintons and other household names in American politics. Did Euan Blair get into Yale by his own steam or through family connections? It's the same question Americans asked during the past two elections. Did George W. Bush get into Yale, then Harvard, by his own talent and pluck or did he ride his father's coattails?

"I believe in merit," said Norman Baker, a member of the British Parliament and the oppositional Liberal-Democrat Party. "The better the institution, the higher the hurdle should be."

He said Yale should address Euan Blair's qualifications to reassure the public he has received no special favors and "has been treated like everyone else."

Apart from confirming that Blair is coming, Yale has declined to discuss any aspect of Blair's application or financial aid package, citing a need to protect student privacy. Up to half of the 30 or so students admitted to the program each year receive some form of "merit-based" tuition aid, said Marilyn Wilkes, a spokeswoman for The MacMillan Center which oversees the program. Graduates of the two-year program have gone on to careers in government, international non-profit work and banking.

Rumors that Blair was considering Yale spread through the department last spring. One day, Blair showed up with a batch of admitted students and sat in on a "Guerrilla Warfare" class. The other students figured out his identity after pulling his picture off the Web.

"He made some insightful comments," said Jonathan Baum, a graduate who now works as a consultant for a non-profit agency. "I'm sure he'll be a valuable addition to the program."

Though Tony Blair was elected to a historic third term last year, he received the lowest share of the vote for a ruling party in modern times, the BBC reported. Blair says he won't run again, prompting speculation about what he'll do next. He's close friends with former President Clinton and Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates and one scenario envisioned by the British press has Blair working for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, on AIDS or global warming.

Yale may have wooed Euan, Blair's oldest son, away from schools with stronger programs in international affairs - Harvard and Princeton - by offering more money. The Blairs own several properties, including a London townhouse, and may be short on cash.

A Downing Street spokeswoman said Monday the prime minister had no comment and rarely releases details about his children.

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so he will be part of the skull & Bones in a few years time

TB may have his sights on the UN post as Anan can't be there forever and its time for a European to takeover. TB is also a Catholic and will get on well with the ex-Nazi Pope who also has Champagne leanings with Gucci shoes and Prada accesories!

The Antichrist and the false prophet anyone? :lol: *

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TB may have his sights on the UN post as Anan can't be there forever and its time for a European to takeover. TB is also a Catholic and will get on well with the ex-Nazi Pope who also has Champagne leanings with Gucci shoes and Prada accesories!

The Antichrist and the false prophet anyone? :lol: *

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TB will do well there . America always needs a puppet in the UN and a bonus with one who has a PHd in spin.

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TB will do well there . America always needs a puppet in the UN and a bonus with one who has a PHd in spin.

IMO, TB is the puppetmaster. He has the US politicians wrapped around his finger.

If TB ends up with a withered arm we know that the trouble is about to begin! :o

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Blair gets his kid through yale because he is PM,the ultimate back hander worth six figures.Neil Hamilton got demonised for one night at a hotel.Labours double standards just p**s me off.

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Blair gets his kid through yale because he is PM,the ultimate back hander worth six figures.Neil Hamilton got demonised for one night at a hotel.Labours double standards just p**s me off.

Hey, let's not leave 2 Jags out of this! Or the cash for honours scandal. New Labour, more like Same Old Sh1t!

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If his academic record is as "undistinguished" as suggested above, there is no way that Yale would offer a post-grad scholarship. Obviously Yale want to know one thing: "who's the daddy?".

John Major's son did the correct thing - bit a thicky so he got a job at a branch of M&S.

Also mentioned was Bush's entry to Yale. His academic record there was not great, but he outshone Al Gore's Yale record which was pitiful. Strange but true.

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When was the last time Tony Blair claimed to be a socialist?? :lol::lol::lol::lol: He's presiding over a boom era for garnering wealth from ownership (eg of houses) rather than from work or invention. He's an uber-capitalist.

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TB may have his sights on the UN post as Anan can't be there forever and its time for a European to takeover. TB is also a Catholic and will get on well with the ex-Nazi Pope who also has Champagne leanings with Gucci shoes and Prada accesories!

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Oh dear

TB is actually Church of England, not Catholic.

Kinda bums out your 'theory', no?

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Oh dear

TB is actually Church of England, not Catholic.

Kinda bums out your 'theory', no?

Nope,

http://politics.guardian.co.uk/bookshelf/s...1314216,00.html

Regular at mass, communion from Pope. So why is Blair evasive about his faith?

Francis Beckett and David Hencke
Tuesday September 28, 2004
The Guardian
Just as Cherie Booth brought her husband to Labour politics, so also she brought him to the Catholic church.
Tony Blair today is effectively a Roman Catholic, though he has not yet, to our knowledge, been formally received into the church.
The odd thing is not that he has embraced the Catholic church, but that he chooses to hide it. When asked directly, he replies evasively: "Surely being a Christian is what is important?"

He will make it formal as soon as he ascends to the next level in his quest for power. :)

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml...ncatholic09.xml

In the pews, the editor of one Catholic newspaper turns to the chairman of another.
Editor: "Is Cherie wearing what I think she's wearing?" Chairman: "Good God. I haven't seen a mantilla for 20 years."
As last Monday's congregation assembled, the Cardinal, bishops and priests of the cathedral blinked in disbelief.
Edited by Realistbear

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Nope,

http://politics.guardian.co.uk/bookshelf/s...1314216,00.html

Regular at mass, communion from Pope. So why is Blair evasive about his faith?

Francis Beckett and David Hencke
Tuesday September 28, 2004
The Guardian
Just as Cherie Booth brought her husband to Labour politics, so also she brought him to the Catholic church.
Tony Blair today is effectively a Roman Catholic, though he has not yet, to our knowledge, been formally received into the church.
The odd thing is not that he has embraced the Catholic church, but that he chooses to hide it. When asked directly, he replies evasively: "Surely being a Christian is what is important?"

He will make it formal as soon as he ascends to the next level in his quest for power. :)

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml...ncatholic09.xml

In the pews, the editor of one Catholic newspaper turns to the chairman of another.
Editor: "Is Cherie wearing what I think she's wearing?" Chairman: "Good God. I haven't seen a mantilla for 20 years."
As last Monday's congregation assembled, the Cardinal, bishops and priests of the cathedral blinked in disbelief.

A former leader of one of the permanent members of the Security Council will never get the top job at the UN. It'll always go to someone from a small, less-developed nation as they'll be the neutral choice least likely to offend one of the big boys...

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A former leader of one of the permanent members of the Security Council will never get the top job at the UN. It'll always go to someone from a small, less-developed nation as they'll be the neutral choice least likely to offend one of the big boys...

Bob Mugabe might be good for the job?

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If his academic record is as "undistinguished" as suggested above, there is no way that Yale would offer a post-grad scholarship. Obviously Yale want to know one thing: "who's the daddy?".

John Major's son did the correct thing - bit a thicky so he got a job at a branch of M&S.

Also mentioned was Bush's entry to Yale. His academic record there was not great, but he outshone Al Gore's Yale record which was pitiful. Strange but true.

At least John Major's son can sleep at night knowing that he earnt his position in life. Poor Euan will have to live the life of an inadequate son of a nepotist, always aware that people will be sniggering behind his back about how his daddy got him a place at Yale, paid for his flat, got him his cushy job. He's obviously a pathetic little git if he is happy to take the handouts.

On the upside, the Blair's will be able to buy him a nice flat in the US at a knockdown price, if they are willing to negotiate. But then again, they probably believe that prices only go up, and will bid 10% over asking to secure a place. :rolleyes:

Edited by Smell the Fear

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Nope,

http://politics.guardian.co.uk/bookshelf/s...1314216,00.html

Regular at mass, communion from Pope. So why is Blair evasive about his faith?

Francis Beckett and David Hencke
Tuesday September 28, 2004
The Guardian
Just as Cherie Booth brought her husband to Labour politics, so also she brought him to the Catholic church.
Tony Blair today is effectively a Roman Catholic, though he has not yet, to our knowledge, been formally received into the church.
The odd thing is not that he has embraced the Catholic church, but that he chooses to hide it.
...like his alleged membership in the freemason fraternity,just like dubya.
now you know euan got into yale,it's all part of the network.

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This isn't the first time.

Anyone wonder how the Blairs got their kids into the London Oratory school in Hammersmith when they lived right across the other side of London in Islington?! The Blairs - and all the Nu Labour folk - hate grammar schools and selection by ability. Selection by property prices and nepotism is far fairer as their kids get a decent education whereas the poor are kept in their place and left with the slops!

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Blair gets his kid through yale because he is PM,the ultimate back hander worth six figures.Neil Hamilton got demonised for one night at a hotel.Labours double standards just p**s me off.

Here's the contrast most germane to this forum:

Right through the 1980s, whenever some Conservative spokesperson on e.g. Question Time or Any Questions said unemployment was falling, the boos and jeers from the doctored audience were as predictable as pulsars.

So why now, whenever Gordon Boom, his Balls, or any other NL flunkie begins to recite the well-worn litany of "low inflation, low interest rates, low unemployment" does no one (as far as I know) ever laugh them to scorn? Phoney inflation, IRs to fit, and a big swollen public sector of client jobsworths paid out of the PSBR (to say nothing of the disability-allowance voting fodder).

The ultimate problem isn't even NL, it's the flipping media that think to 'manage opinion' for us.

When was the last time Tony Blair claimed to be a socialist?? :lol::lol::lol::lol: He's presiding over a boom era for garnering wealth from ownership (eg of houses) rather than from work or invention. He's an uber-capitalist.

So Brunel wasn't a capitalist. Nice one.

Edited by Qetesuesi

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Is it this site? Are the general public feeling as hostile towards the UK government as we think?

I hope so because I'm sick of the site of them. Unfortunately, I don't think much of David Cameron either.

:angry:

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Is it this site? Are the general public feeling as hostile towards the UK government as we think?

I hope so because I'm sick of the site of them. Unfortunately, I don't think much of David Cameron either.

:angry:

I think you may have just summed up what 90% of the British public feel. :o

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Is it this site? Are the general public feeling as hostile towards the UK government as we think?

I hope so because I'm sick of the site of them. Unfortunately, I don't think much of David Cameron either.

:angry:

The mainstream political parties have contributed very largely to the mess we are in. There's no reason to suppose Cameron will be any different. Just another sharp suit full of false platitudes whose appeal wont extend beyond the Tarquins and Francescas of Notting Hill.

Until people are more proactive in demanding change, things will go on much as they are, except we will all be poorer for it. We don't live in a totalitarian state just yet so ther is still a window of opportunity for the peeps to do something about it. The problem is, voting for the BNP or UKIP will not make a big enough dent in the two main parties to force them to change. I think there will be civil disorder and chaos before they realise how badly people feel about the state of the country. Bring it on. The sooner people wake up and protest, the better. I would personally torch Westminster and precude any of our existing politicians from ever holding public office in this country again. They've had 60 years to wreck the economy and our future and by god, they've made a very good job of it.

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Bliar lies through his teeth about everything WMDs and the Iraq war as well as his true religion, probably the biggest liar and traitor to this country amd its people that ever held public office.

He is and always has been a closet Catholic and in bed with the two biggest mass murderers and terrorists Adams and McGuinness and the provisional IRA who were responsible for the biggest slaughter of our people since Hitlers blitz, starting with the Birmingham pub bombings.

Politicians do the lying and soldiers do the dying

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IMHO anyone who chooses to stand for office should immedately be ruled out!

A better system would be democracy in the style of ancient Greece! Have a parliamentary lottery and select 500 odd random members of the general public who meet a few criteria (not on medication for mental illness, not recently convicted) - you have to serve a 4 year term if selected. Keep their jobs open (or guarantee them another) and only allow them one 4 year term of office in their lives. Oh and no political parties/whips!

It's after the first term in parliament that MPs start to make their slimy connections with industry and VIs and 'go bad'. Career politician = greedy liar.

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What I really hate about politicians these days is that they are career politicians who can't afford to quit their post on a point of principle. They have to go with the party line. You would think that being having a mortgage and living month-monthish they would be closer to the electorate compared to their more priviledged predecessors but no once they are in their ivory towers their morals seem to go out the window and float down the Thames.

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