UNN’s Oliver Down has undertaken research into grants received by the Tony Blair Institute from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as well as other initiatives by Tony Blair which include the ‘Tony Blair Africa Governance Initiative’. The results are truly astounding. The first grant was awarded in 2012 and in the ensuing 9 years $21,905,111 has been awarded in grants from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to Tony Blair backed projects at an average of over $2,000,000 per year.
These will be eye-watering sums of money to many especially considering the millions of small businesses destroyed by draconian lockdown policies. The two largest single grants were awarded in 2019, when $3,472,939 was awarded, according to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundations website: “to support the design and operation of a multi-sector implementation unit in the Office of the President in Burkina Faso” as well as $5,000,000 was awarded “to support the installation and governance of a new agriculture coordination hub located in the Office of the Nigerian Vice President, to guide and support the implementation of two pilot programs” this is again taken from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s website.
Listen below to what pro-Liberty organisation Big Brother Watch had to say about this:
Tomorrow, Tony Blair will be in the press telling us that digital vaccine passports are "inevitable".
It's a lie. A future of digital authoritarianism and discrimination is anything but inevitable.
— Big Brother Watch (@BigBrotherWatch) February 12, 2021
In 2020 alone 6 individual grants were awarded which totalled $6,845,076. In addition to this, in 2015 the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation awarded a grant to the ‘Cherie Blair Foundation for Women’ for $109,161 “to identify the barriers that exist in a women’s adoption and usage of digital financial services”. Given the volume of and frequency of money that is being awarded to the Blair’s families projects, some may question Tony Blair’s impartiality when he has openly backed incredibly similar globalist policies to Bill Gates that have included vaccine passports.
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Current Affairs Correspondent | My name is Oliver Down I am 22, and a staunch brexiteer. I am a Bristolian lad who studied politics in Leicester. I believe in free speech and accurate journalism and I won’t be afraid to give you “the other side” of the story!