A petition calling for Tony Blair’s knighthood to be revoked has surpassed one million signatures.


A petition calling for Tony Blair’s knighthood to be revoked has surpassed one million signatures.

As Britons react angrily to the news of Sir Tony Blair’s knighthood, a petition to have him stripped of it has surpassed a million signatures.

In the New Year’s Honours list, it was announced that the former Labour Prime Minister would be knighted, the highest honor bestowed.

Many people have criticized the announcement, claiming that he should not be rewarded for his actions during his ten years in office.

Sir Tony will be made a Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, the highest and oldest knighthood in the United Kingdom.

The Victoria Cross and the George Cross are the only two awards that come before it, both founded by Edward III in 1348.

There are only 24 knights in the order, which is currently made up of prominent public figures and one other former Prime Minister, Sir John Major.

Prime Ministers have received it in the past.

Sir Tony has, however, “caused irreparable damage to both the constitution of the United Kingdom and the very fabric of the nation’s society,” according to a petition to have the honor revoked.

It went on to say that he was “the least deserving person” for “any public honor.”

Sir Tony’s decision to invade Iraq alongside American forces in 2003 was referenced in the petition.

Sir Tony expressed his “deep gratitude” to the Queen after receiving the honor.

“It was a great honor to serve as Prime Minister, and I would like to thank all those who served alongside me in politics, public service, and across our society for their dedication and commitment to our country,” he added.

He has yet to respond to the petition that has been filed against him.

In a poll conducted by This website earlier this week, a whopping 94 percent of readers said he should not be given the award.

During the vote, which took place from January 3 to 4, 24,479 people expressed their opinions.

Sir Lindsay Hoyle, the Speaker of the House, and Sir Keir Starmer, the Leader of the Opposition, have both defended Sir Tony.

“I don’t think it’s thorny at all – I think he deserves the honor,” Labour leader Ed Miliband told ITV’s Good Morning Britain.

Obviously, I respect people’s differing perspectives.”

“He won three elections, he was a very successful prime minister,” Sir Keir said.

“I don’t have time to list all of his many accomplishments this morning,” says “Brinkwire Summary News.”


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