Tony Blair: Knighthood obstruction petition tops with remarkable numbers

In excess of 700,000 individuals have marked an appeal calling for previous Prime Minister Sir Tony Blair to have his knighthood eliminated.

The ex-Labour leader who was in power from 1997 to 2007, was offered the title as the New Year’s Honours.

However, the appeal whines that his job in the Iraq war makes him “responsible personally” for some deaths and blames him for “war atrocities”.

On 1 January, Sir Tony was made a member of the Order of the Garter, England’s most seasoned and most senior order of valor.

However, a petition posted on the site by presenter and actor, Angus Scott says Sir Tony made hopeless harm both to the constitution of the United Kingdom and to the country’s society while in office.

“He was personally responsible for causing the death of countless innocent, civilian lives and servicemen in various conflicts. For this alone he should be held accountable for war crimes,” it adds.

Mr Scott, 55, an actor and  voice-over artist, said he expected about a few hundred signatures, however, clearly it takes advantage of a profound inclination that is really clear around the country. The system of honours itself- people are beginning to address if it’s appropriate.

The request has gotten energetic support via social media from left-wing activists and Stop the War campaigners.

Despite the fact that the petition has drawn in a huge number of signatures, everything being equal, it’s probably not going to wind up in the revoking of the knighthood ordered by the Queen.

Scott said assuming he got an adequate number of signatures, it would give a reasonable message that the nation was democratic and that the foundation needs to begin listening to the  citizens..

“He’s been out of office for more than 14 years, but an awful lot of people have very strong feelings about Tony Blair’s record, and they have to be heeded,” he added.

In 2009, US President George W Bush gave Sir Tony the Presidential Medal of Freedom – the most noteworthy US civilian honour.

On the contrary, the 2016 Chilcot report into involvement of UK in the Iraq war observed Sir Tony’s government had decided to join the US-drove attack before all peaceful choices for disarming had been exploited.

It likewise said arrangements and planning for the country after Saddam Hussein was disposed  had been “entirely inadequate”.