Cherie Blair earns £1,000 an hour in new deal

Cherie Blair is earning a whopping £1,000 an hour from the Kazakh government – which her husband, former PM Tony Blair, advises.

Cherie Blair, a top barrister known professionally as Cherie Booth QC, typically charges £1,150 an hour, according to the Telegraph, but is receiving a reduced rate of £975 an hour from the Kazakh Ministry of Justice.

Cherie’s firm, Omnia Strategy, holds the short-term contract to review Kazakhstan’s “bilateral investment treaties”, the first phase of which is worth £120,000 and the next stage worth between £200,000 and £250,000.

There’s no evidence to suggest the former PM influenced his wife winning the contract, however, his company, Tony Blair Associates, has had a £7m-a-year deal to advise the Kazakh government since 2011.

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