FACIE - On the strength of the evidence before us, Tony Blair and his
advisers could be tried by the International
Criminal Court, under the Rome
Statute. Giving anyone a title for the deception alleged, is taking
the piss. It has long been held that the British Honours system is
corrupt, an influence on the Courts contrary to Article 6 of the Human
Rights Act 1998 and a way of keeping corrupt police officers from
telling the truth - hence a major blight on the British justice system.
One way of getting HMS Britannia back on an even keel, is to scrap the
Monarchy, and replace the Royals with a Written Constitution. That might
help to create a fairer society, as a basis to tackle food, energy and
housing crises. When it comes to global
warming, Blair might be seen as
THE GUARDIAN 4 JANUARY 2021 - UK government urged to rescind Tony Blair’s knighthood
More than half a million people have called on the government to rescind the knighthood given to Sir Tony Blair, but
Keir Starmer has defended the former prime minister, saying the honour was deserved.
Is Tony Blair a worthy recipient of the Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the
Garter? There is good and bad in all of us. Without doubt, Blair
accomplished a good deal of things one might count as political
successes, but he failed to tackle planning crime, and the judicial
system is as unjust now as it was in his day. Equally, he failed to
bring the law up to date to provide British subject with an Effective
Remedy. And then, he pulled the flanker of all time, in effect lying to
parliament and the people about the reasoning behind launching an attack
that is rewarded with honours, then there is something seriously wrong
with Britain and the thinking of those at the helm. And it is high time
for a constitutional revolution, to get UK policies in line with the
thinking of the electorate. The reason the Pilgrim
Father's striking out in the Mayflower,
for America, was to rid themselves of European and British cruelties. As
UK citizens cannot strike out like that for a fresh start, the only
alternative is to disinfect our societal shortcomings, starting at the
top for a national cure, working backwards or local authorities. This
must be achieved via political means, by the voter, voting for change.
And, to make that happen, we need honest candidates with decent
policies. We need fresh faces, with high ideals, untainted by cronyist
contact with the evils and comforts of the present system.
THE TELEGRAPH 2 JANUARY 2022 - TONY BLAIR NIGHTHOOD' A KICK IN THE TEETH FOR THE
PEOPLE OF IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN
Tony Blair's knighthood is a "kick in the teeth" for the people of Iraq and Afghanistan, anti-war campaigners have said.
He was made a Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, the oldest and most senior British Order of Chivalry.
But Lindsey German, the convenor of the Stop the War Coalition, said she was "amazed" to hear that the former prime minister had been given the award.
"I think it's pretty incredible given that this year, we've seen the collapse of Afghanistan, which [was] Tony Blair's first major war in the war on terror," she told LBC radio. "We have eight million people on the edge of starvation in Afghanistan now. We have… Iraq in a terrible state now, nearly 20 years after the invasion.
"And I think it's a kick in the teeth for the people of Iraq and Afghanistan, and a kick in the teeth for all the people who protested against the war in Iraq and who have been proved right."
Sir Tony, 68, was given the knighthood 14 years after leaving
Street, after claims that the delay was blocking other former prime ministers from being honoured. He was in office between 1997 and 2007, leading the UK during the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan.
Ms German said she understood the award was "convention" but added: "It's 14 years on since he stopped being prime minister, so I don't really see the justification for it at any time. It seems to me this is just him trying, yet again, to rehabilitate himself."
John Smith, the son of Harry Leslie Smith, the Second World War veteran and author, said giving the honour to Gordon Brown would have been "more appropriate".
A petition calling for Sir Tony's honour to be rescinded had gained more than 14,000 signatures as of Saturday night. "Tony Blair caused irreparable damage to both the constitution of the United Kingdom and to the very fabric of the nation's society," the petition alleges.
But others praised Sir Tony for his service to the country. Sir Keir Starmer, the Labour leader, said: "The last Labour government delivered enduring change from the national minimum wage to the peace process in Northern Ireland. My congratulations to Tony Blair on this recognition for his public service to our country."
Neil Coyle, the Labour MP for Bermondsey and Old Southwark, said Sir Tony had "transformed the UK for the better, won three outstanding victories for the party and [was] easily the best PM of my lifetime".
In a statement, Sir Tony said: "It was a great privilege to serve as Prime Minister, and I would like to thank all those who served alongside me, in politics, public service and all parts of our society, for their dedication and commitment to our country."
The Speaker of the House of Commons on Saturday called for all former prime ministers to be knighted with the highest possible ranking.
Sir Lindsay Hoyle told BBC Radio 4's Today programme, that the appointment should be given to all ex-PMs including David Cameron because it is "one of the toughest jobs in the world".
"Whatever people might think, it is one of the toughest jobs in the world and I think it is respectful and it is the right thing to do, whether it is to Tony Blair or to David Cameron. They should all be offered that knighthood when they finish as prime minister," the Chorley MP said.
"I would say if you've been prime minister of this country, I do believe the country should recognise the service they've given," Sir Lindsay added.
"It is not about politics, it is about the position they have held in this country: It's about the position and it's the respect that we show to those people who've led this country.
"I think it's a fitting tribute to the job they've carried out."
appears that for helping the US with their invasion plans, George Walker
Bush arranged that his warmongering ally should receive the Presidential
Medal Of Freedom (MOF). Talk about patting each other on the back. The
best thing about President Bush was his drive for hydrogen
technology. By contrast Blair failed to implement climate
change measures, address planning corruption or provide affordable
houses to tackle financial
slavery from the renting society that Margaret
Thatcher created. Blair's idea for securing
energy, as polluting oil,
was to invade Iraq.
THE HONOURS SYSTEM UP SHIT CREEK WITHOUT A PADDLE ?
Media have been screaming out that the honours system is corrupt, for
sale and now we have the icing on the cake. Now, we are giving awards to
War Criminals. And to cap it all, the former Prime Minister had the
cheek to accept the award, as though it is fine to kill thousands of
innocent people based on fabricated intelligence. Completely wreck a
country, cost the UK £millions in the process, and then just walk away Scott-Free.
honours system is also used to keep injustices in the British Justice
System quiet. Bent coppers get good conduct medals for keeping their
mouths shut about planning
fraud and shooting
innocent civilians. Judges become Sir this and that, for disallowing appeals,
inconvenient, as they would reveal the level of Noble Cause Corruption.
In that the English courts know they are wrongly convicting people at
the rate of between 3-5%. What is noble about that?
But the refusal to grant the ordinary man an
Effective Remedy (Article 13), is part of our Unwritten
controlled with honours. Partly controlled with SLAPP
we need a Monarchy? If they were to conduct a poll, we wonder how many
British citizens would want Prince Charles as King. How many would like to see
the Monarchy downgraded, so as to remove them from politics
Because, the Queen failed to call for another
Prime Minister after Boris
Johnson lied to her about proroguing
parliament. The Conservative Party should at the very least, have
elected a new PM, or called for another General Election. Where he also lied about the UK paying the EU £350,000,000
million a week. And unbelievably, the courts ruled that when it
concerned a politician, it was fine to lie to the electorate. But that
also means the Government that the Queen appointed was and is based on fraud. Hey, don't
you know that all politics is based on degrees of deception, procurement
fraud and part
time politicians. Bojo is just a master bullshitter.
In his case no lives were taken overseas. But Mr Blair has blood on his
hands, so takes the leadership bollocks
biscuit, with invading another country, based on lies - to butcher
innocent civilians in Iraq, all to secure cheap oil, and put the fear of
God into other Middle Eastern nations.
ACCUSATIONS OF WAR CRIMES
Since the Iraq War, Blair has been the subject of war crimes accusations. Critics of his actions, including Bishop Desmond Tutu, Harold Pinter and Arundhati Roy have called for his trial at the International Criminal Court.
In November 2011, a war crimes tribunal of the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Commission, established by
Malaysia's former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, reached a unanimous conclusion that Blair and
George W. Bush are guilty of crimes against peace, crimes against humanity, and
genocide as a result of their roles in the 2003 Iraq War. The proceedings lasted for four days, and consisted of five judges of judicial and academic backgrounds, a tribunal-appointed defence team in lieu of the defendants or representatives, and a prosecution team including international law professor Francis Boyle.
On 31 December 2021 it was announced that the Queen had appointed Blair a Knight Companion of the Order of the Garter (KG). In May 2007, before his resignation, it was speculated that Blair would be offered a knighthood in the Order of the Thistle, owing to his Scottish background (rather than the Garter, which is usually offered to former prime ministers with connections to the other three home nations). Reportedly, Blair had indicated that he did not want the traditional knighthood or peerage bestowed on former prime ministers.
Mistakes can be forgiven, but attacking another country based on bogus
intelligence is unforgivable. It is trying to justify what amounts to
murder with bullshit.