Blair forks out for digs

Townsville Bulletin - - Who’swho -

BRI­TISH

Prime Min­is­ter Tony Blair — crit­i­cised in the past for mak­ing private use of his con­tacts in the world of en­ter­tain­ment — has re­vealed that he is pay­ing an undis­closed amount for spend­ing the New Year at the Mi­ami Beach home of Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb.

A Down­ing Street spokesman in Lon­don said Blair, 53, his wife Cherie and some of their four chil­dren were stay­ing at the mul­ti­mil­lion dol­lar man­sion on the ba­sis of a ‘private com­mer­cial ar­range­ment’.

In the past, the Blairs have made do­na­tions to char­ity in lieu of pay­ment for hol­i­day­ing at the Bar­ba­dos home of singer Cliff Richard.

But his spokesman could not say whether a char­i­ta­ble do­na­tion was be­ing made on this oc­ca­sion.

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