In the wake of Tony Blair’s backlash, Jeremy Clarkson was ‘flattered’ by a petition not to fire him.

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In the wake of Tony Blair’s backlash, Jeremy Clarkson was ‘flattered’ by a petition opposing his dismissal.

JEREMY CLARKSON has spoken out about a petition to have Tony Blair’s knighthood revoked, as he reflected on another petition involving him this week.

This month, Tony Blair, 68, was made a Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter in the New Year Honours list.

Over a million people have signed a petition calling for his title to be revoked in response to the news.

The page’s creator, Angus Scott, claims that the former Prime Minister “caused irreparable damage to the UK constitution” with the Iraq war and “should be held accountable.”

Jeremy Clarkson, 62, has stated that despite the large number of signatures received thus far, he does not believe that this will affect the “awful man” receiving the award.

Following his departure from the BBC in 2015, the Grand Tour star was the subject of a petition, and he shared his thoughts.

With co-stars Richard Hammond and James May, his time on Top Gear came to an end after an altercation with a producer.

Later, 1,061,003 people signed a petition to bring him back on the show.

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“I’m afraid it won’t happen,” he said, “because a million signatures is nothing.”

“On the anti-Sir Blair website, more than three times as many people are concerned about getting Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe out of Iran.

“And over a million people signed a petition to make it illegal for animal abusers to own a pet again.”

He went on to say that there were many more people who either supported or were uninterested in the ex-Prime Minister’s knighthood.

“I was ecstatic when a million people signed a petition urging the BBC not to fire me,” he continued, “but I always knew in the back of my mind that some 64 million didn’t.”

Following a 2003 protest against the Iraq War, Jeremy went on to say that Tony would know how petitions work.

“It was without a doubt the largest protest march ever seen in the United Kingdom.”

And what did Blair do? He ignored it and went ahead and started the war anyway,” the Grand Tour star told The Sun.

“The only realistic way to prevent Blair from receiving his knighthood is for an official referendum to be held on the issue.”

Martin Lewis was “near tears” when he left.

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