Tony Blair was a "money-grabbing young man", according to a British newspaper report
In recent years, former British prime minister Tony Blair has come under fire for his unapologetic autobiography, his record as an alleged war criminal, and for refusing to support gay rights during a news conference in Liberia.
Now comes word that he's a cheapskate, too.
There's a report in the Telegraph purporting that Blair was a "money-grabbing young man" who used to charge £5 to have his photo taken.
Blair's spokesperson dismissed the claim, which was made by British casino owner Jimmy Thomas.
However, the Telegraph noted that Blair charged up to £180 for photos at the Surrey Regional Economic Summit in 2009.
Prior to the summit, Vancouver lawyer Gail Davidson tried without success to have Blair declared inadmissable to Canada for allegedly violating this country's Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Act.
Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney refused to take action.
Kenney is the same cabinet minister who barred former British MP George Galloway from visiting Canada because, according to a Federal Court ruling, the government disagreed with his political views.
George Galloway visits Jason Kenney's office.
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