Blair eyed 1m fee to help Tesco in the Middle East

EX-PRIME MINISTER Tony Blair held talks with supermarket giant Tesco over helping it expand into the Middle East, with the hope of earning a &pound;1m fee. <br /><br />But the talks fell apart when Blair, who is now a peace envoy to the region, and Tesco couldn&rsquo;t agree to terms. Blair considered acting as a figurehead for Tesco, which is headed&nbsp; by Sir Terry Leahy, as it bid to enter the region.<br /><br />Blair distanced himself from any ties with the company yesterday, saying that, while &ldquo;Tesco is a great British company,&rdquo; he has &ldquo;never done any work on behalf of Tesco &hellip; does not have any commercial relationship with Tesco and has not made any representations on their behalf.&rdquo;<br /><br />Tesco said it &ldquo;wouldn&rsquo;t comment on which advisers we may or may not talk to.&rdquo;