They were the new, popular face of the Left for a period - Tony Blair, Bill Clinton and Schröder - but since leaving office each has greatly enriched themselves... and controversially. Germany's Schröder, in particular - through lucrative dealings with Vladimir Putin's Russia. Credit: Tim Brakemeier/DPA/PA Images and PA Archive.

September 8, 2017   < 1

Tim Montgomerie was most recently a columnist and comment editor for The Times of London. Before that journalistic turn he was steeped in centre right politics, founding the Conservative Christian Fellowship, then the Centre for Social Justice and, just over ten years ago,