THE KILLING$ OF TONY BLAIR
A film by
STEPHEN FRY, RT. HON. CLARE SHORT, PETER OBORNE, LAUREN BOOTH, SEUMAS MILNE, RT.HON. DAVID DAVIS, MATTHEW NORMAN, WILL SELF, FRANCIS BECKETT, CRAIG MURRAY, MAX KEISER, RICHARD BROOKS, NOAM CHOMSKY, KEN LIVINGSTONE and more
IN CINEMAS FROM 27th JULY 2016
RELEASED ON DVD & DIGITAL HD ON 15th AUGUST 2016
From 27th July 2016, the acclaimed documentary THE KILLING$ OF TONY BLAIR, will be hitting cinemas in the UK.
This feature-length documentary, co-written and presented by George Galloway, examines the prime-ministerial career of Tony Blair and his business activities since leaving office – a role that Galloway describes as ‘The Blair Rich Project’.
Combining testimony from prominent observers, ambassadors and statesmen, with extensive archive footage, animation and illustrations from the award-winning political cartoonist Steve Bell, George Galloway sets out his argument that, despite good things that his government achieved, Tony Blair’s actions since leaving office reveal that his overriding motivation may have always been a messianic pursuit of personal glory and financial reward.
In a period when, arguably, the nation’s politicians have never looked worse amidst the chaos of the post-referendum meltdown, the subsequent disarray within the major parties and the findings of the Chilcot Report, THE KILLING$ OF TONY BLAIR is a timely and thought-provoking exposé which denounces the corruption of the UK’s political elite.
Galloway’s lively and in-depth narrative weaves together the facts of Tony Blair’s political career, his premiership, the decision to join the USA in the invasion of Iraq and his subsequent role as globe-trotting peace envoy with acerbic commentary and personal insights from an impressive range of highly-informed contributors.
Immediately on leaving office Blair embarked on the highly lucrative public speaking circuit. He also launched a global business empire, Tony Blair Inc. The man who claimed he was bringing democracy to Iraq was now consulting for dictators, torturers and murderers and has been lavishly rewarded. As a result, he has irrevocably tarnished the office of Prime Minister and the international reputation of the UK.
Galloway proposes that Blair had already sacrificed traditional Labour Party democratic principles before he stepped foot in Downing Street and the corruption that occurred on Blair’s watch far out-shadows the achievements. His most damning theory is that Blair’s decisions while in office were influenced by his knowledge of how he would earn his living once he left number 10.
A key focus of the film is the Iraq War and Blair’s transformation into a self-styled warrior in the war on terror. Under Blair’s leadership, Britain joined George Bush’s crusade to dominate the Middle East – the main energy-producing region of the world.
The official verdict on the hot-button topics of WMDs, the dodgy dossier and the legality of a regime-change mission and occupation that ultimately resulted in a sectarian bloodbath has come with the publication of the Chilcot Inquiry Report but Galloway does not hold back from presenting his opinion on what he believes to be one of the worst crimes of the century and the hypocrisy of Tony Blair. After igniting a fire in the Middle East, he then positioned himself as a globetrotting Middle East peace envoy. An act of atonement maybe, but with his web of business interests across the globe Blair’s personal financial gain has been staggering.