World News | Voices in UK grow louder to revoke Blair’s knight title
London [UK]Jan. 5 (ANI): Hundreds of thousands across the UK gather to join the call to strip former Prime Minister Tony Blair of his recently awarded knight for his role in the war in Iraq.
An online petition has been set up in response to Blair’s chivalry with the oldest and oldest British Order of Chivalry – Knight Companion of the Noblest Order of the Garter in the New Year’s Honors list of the Queen Elizabeth II. As of Wednesday, there were a total of 700,000 signatures on the online petition.
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The opinion poll, published by UK polling firm YouGov, found 63% of Britons are against Blair being knighted. The survey was based on responses from 2,441 Britons. He suggested that most Labor Party voters voted against the move.
The petition says Blair is “the least deserving of all public honors.” He is asking that Blair be held responsible for “war crimes,” Aljazeera reported.
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He added: “Tony Blair has caused irreparable damage both to the constitution of the UK and to the very fabric of national society. He was personally responsible for causing the deaths of countless innocent civilians and servicemen in various conflicts, ”he added.
Blair, a former leader of the Labor Party, was British Prime Minister from 1997 to 2007. He was criticized by the British people for his role in the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, Aljazeera reported.
The invasion of Iraq in 2003 followed the impeachment of former President Saddam Hussein and his subsequent execution.
Despite growing voices against Blair’s chivalry, several prominent politicians have spoken out in his favor, Aljazeera reported. (ANI)
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