Prime Minister Tony Blair and the high-class call-girl

THE HIGH-society call-girl at the centre of allegations
against Heather Mills was once a guest at a Valentine’s Day dinner
party hosted by Tony Blair and wife Cherie.

Petrina Montrose – who has admitted to accepting cash after a series
of sex parties with rich businessmen and claims Sir Paul McCartney’s
estranged wife was at at least one of those parties – attended the intimate February 14 evening with some of the most powerful people in the country.

Couples who attended included the Chancellor Gordon Brown and his then
partner and now wife, Sarah Macauley.

The event – paid for by tax-payers – was hosted by the Blairs at his
official country residence Chequers and was one of a number of dinner
parties attended by a raft of business leaders, senior politicians and
celebrities.

Other guests were Cherie Blair’s mother Gale Booth, the PM’s then
spokesman Alistair Campbell, his wife Fiona Millar, and the writer
Salman Rushdie and his second wife, the American author Marianne
Wiggins.

Theatre impresario Sir Cameron MacKintosh was also there at the grand
Elizabethan mansion in Buckinghamshire with his partner of 14 years,
the Australian photographer Michael Le Poer Trench.

Described on the dinner list as a “friend of Heather Mills”, it is not
clear who Montrose came with – or if she stayed the night.

But other than another male guest – believed to be 62-year-old
Chariots of Fire director Hugh Hudson – the only other single man
invited to the evening was singer Mick Hucknall.

Montrose’s presence at Chequers was confirmed by Number Ten Private
Secretary Daniel Thornton in a letter last year.

In it, he detailed a long list of people invited to dine with the
Blairs between May 1997 and June 2001.

The evening Essex-based Montrose – who claimed at the weekend that
Heather Mills was hired for sex sessions with an Arab prince – attended was held in 1998, when she was 29.

Other guests on the night are believed to have been Howard Davies – the former deputy Governor of the Bank of England who was knighted in
2000 – and his wife.

Commenting on Blair’s choice of guests, Thornton said in a February
2005 letter: “The Prime Minister meets a wide range of people and
organisations from all walks of life.

“The Prime Minister uses Chequers in a variety of ways, both official
and private, consistent with the wishes of the donor, Lord Lee, and
the Chequers Estate Acts of 1917 and 1958.”

The letter was addressed to North Norfolk’s Liberal Democrat MP Norman
Lamb, who had requested – under the Freedom of Information Act –
details of guest lists at Blair-hosted functions.

Once released, the full list revealed an extraordinary array of
politicians, financiers and a variety of celebrities including U2
frontman Bono, Elton John, and actor Ben Kingsley.

The dinners invariably took place on a Saturday and there was usually
one a month.

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