I am not a Tony Blair supporter.
Before you get the WRONG impression - I am NOT a Tony Blair supporter - but he did do me a favor when he became PM.
Bristol has always been a Labour party stronghold, and toward the end of my term at the museum it was obvious I'd never see a promotion (hell, I knew that for several years); the reason being I was neither a snitch, an ex-cop or a FREEMASON, and that is how you got promoted.
For the last eight years of my term I knew I had no promotion hopes, so when I was made redundant for medical reasons it saved me from being sacked for arguing with my bosses; I won't say "superiors" as I - along with many others - had no respect for the bosses in the end.
Though we never proved it, the suicide of a close friend was caused by pressure from the bosses (Freemasons) because he was a Unionist who fought for the workers; though I was not as militant as my friend, Richard, they knew I was of a similar mind.