Tony Blair prides himself on his moral compass, and claims that his profound faith has guided all the important decisions in his life.
And yet his conscience apparently gave no peep of protest as he set about filling his pockets with Iraqi oil money.
The news that our former Prime Minister took hundreds of thousands of pounds from multinational oil giant UI Energy Corporation is shocking enough – but even worse is the fact that he spent two years trying to conceal it, dubiously citing commercial confidentiality.
The first fact merely tells us that our former leader is driven by a desperate desire to feather his nest, while the second shows that he must have known such a deal was wrong.
Legally, of course, his oil fortune is above board. But morally it is unconscionable.