Silicon Valley hires Tony Blair

Tony Blair has been appointed as an adviser on environmental matters to a Silicon Valley firm in its bid to find alternative fuel strategies and promote ‘cleantech’ industry.   

The ex-PM will use his international sway to open doors for Khosla Ventures, a firm which has previously invested billions of dollars in a wide variety of green energy schemes, in a move which will reportedly earn him upwards of £700,000 a year.

With the megalomaniac former Prime Minister looking more demonic by the day it is thought that his new job is at best a greedy attempt to cash in on this global warming lark, and at worst merely the next step in his plan to block out the sun and enslave the world.

“Solving the climate crisis is more than just a political agenda item – it’s an urgent priority that requires innovation, creativity and ambition,” said Blair, before cackling hysterically as his eyes began to glow an intense red.

Khosla Ventures was started by co-founder of Sun Microsystems, Indian billionaire Vinod Khosla, and makes its fortune through supporting smaller companies, managing over $1 billion of investor capital.  It is said that Blair will help Khosla Ventures make business connections and will “leverage his advocacy on environmental issues,” according to the firm’s boss.

“With Tony’s advice and influence we will create opportunities for entrepreneurs and innovators to devise practical solutions that can solve today’s most pressing problems,” said Khosla.