The Order of the Garter and Tony Blair

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malcolm davies

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Mar 14, 2021, 9:08:48 PMMar 14
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This paragraph appeared in a Sunday Times article this week:-

"While then British prime minister Tony Blair is seen in political circles as having “saved the monarchy” by urging the Palace to do more to show it cared after her death, his decision to describe Diana as “the queen of hearts” was seen by the royals as throwing petrol on the fire.

“The Queen has never forgiven Blair and nor have the others,” says one source close to senior figures in the royal household."

Now there are other reasons why Blair has not been given the Garter so far.First there is his age-he is still only 67(David Cameron & Theresa May will also have to wait). Secondly there are the people he has been associating with in his business namely those in Kazakstan, and the fact that he has not retired.

But this is a personal issue which does not relate to other ex PM's.Eventually I suppose it will happen-but things will happen very slowly

www.maltagenealogy.com

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Mar 14, 2021, 9:23:27 PMMar 14
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I also thought Blair was not interested in a Peerage or Knighthood... His wife also confirm that on several fronts.

marquess

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Mar 15, 2021, 12:13:37 AMMar 15
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Surely the real fuss would be about an earldom, K.G means you just get 'Sir' in front of your name like all the other knights of varying degrees. The coat of arms and the procession and the fact that it's an ancient order is appealing. But an earldom surpasses this, an ennoblement for the whole family and it's what PM's should be offered. 

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Mar 15, 2021, 12:27:26 AMMar 15
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100%.

Henry W

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Mar 15, 2021, 4:45:20 PMMar 15
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https://groups.google.com/g/peerage-news/c/O7YafCqtLE0/m/gxQ2qidBAwAJ

Much discussion of the Garter/Thistle issue a couple of months ago.  I know some hark back to the days when former senior politicians were created hereditary peers, but those days are definitely in the past.

malcolm davies

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Mar 15, 2021, 4:52:29 PMMar 15
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maltageneology-
As Jim Hacker said in Yes Prime Minister,they all say that until its offered to them.

malcolm davies

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Oct 11, 2021, 7:12:22 PMOct 11
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Another article about Tony Blair and his failure,so far,to be given the Garter:-
There is actually a sensible comment from the Labour source about him still working.
As for Gordon Brown,he can be given the Thistle-and he is now of an age(70) where that is appopriate.

BREMENMURRAY

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Oct 12, 2021, 9:16:05 AMOct 12
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The article is incorrect.Macmillan never received the Garter

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Oct 12, 2021, 1:20:37 PMOct 12
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Blair was born in Edinburgh - so is Scottish by birth - Thistle?  Cant see why this needs to be continually brought up....

dpth...@gmail.com

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Oct 12, 2021, 1:50:25 PMOct 12
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and now it all may be deferred again because Blair is among those named in the Pandora Papers. I gather he admits he used a shell company to do some real estate transactions, which allowed him to avoid a large tax bill. 

Plus his new hair style may tell against him. :)

BREMENMURRAY

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Oct 13, 2021, 4:42:50 AMOct 13
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The fact he is still working is not valid.Edward Heath was still an MP when he was awarded

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Oct 13, 2021, 11:56:43 AMOct 13
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not sure that his hair style is a pre-requisite for a gong.... otherwise the current incumbent might just as well give up now of ever being a Knight of the Realm!

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