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Tony Blair: the big knighthood backlash and why he’s still a polarising figure

Fifteen years after leaving office, Tony Blair has received what UK prime ministers wait for – a knighthood.But the resulting furore, including more than a million signatures on a Change.org petition asking Queen Elizabeth to rescind the title, shows how, even after all these years, the former Labour politician and UK leader remains one of the most polarising figures in Britain.The queen on New Year’s Day made Blair, 68, a Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, an honour… ...

Fifteen years after leaving office, Tony Blair has received what UK prime ministers wait for – a knighthood.But the resulting furore, including more than a million signatures on a Change.org petition asking Queen Elizabeth to rescind the title, shows how, even after all these years, the former Labour politician and UK leader remains one of the most polarising figures in Britain.The queen on New Year’s Day made Blair, 68, a Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, an honour…

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