Tony Blair police protection team ‘costs £2 million and dwarfs Gordon Brown’s’

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Tony Blair has a bigger police protection team than his predecessor Gordon Brown at a cost of £2 million each year, it has been reported.

The former prime minister is seen as a high security risk because of his decisions to intervene in Iraq and Afghanistan, and his continuing work as a Middle East envoy.

He has round-the-clock police guards at his £4m home in Bayswater, Central London, as well as a 16-man, armed close protection team who travel the world with him and a police team to look after his £4 million Buckinghamshire mansion.

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