Hart-left protesters camped in Windsor today to express their anger at Tony Blair’s bravery, calling him a ‘liar’ and a ‘war criminal’ while the Queen gives him the honor.
The Stop the War coalition was joined by members of the Free Assange faction on the day the former prime minister was accepted into the Garter Declaration with 150 marching into the streets.
Dozens of ‘Bliar’ posters that also portrayed him as Vladimir Putin gathered at the statue of Queen Victoria outside the castle walls, where they chanted: ‘Tony Blair: a war criminal’ from time to time.
But their protest was in vain, after the Queen returned to work for the first time since Platinum Jubilee today and made her a major investor in Windsor.
Mr Blair’s acknowledgment of the oldest order in Britain was made by the Queen herself in January, 19 years after leading the nation in the Iraq war and 15 years after stepping down.
More than 1.5 million signatures were collected in a petition calling for the ‘leadership’ to be annulled ‘, claiming that he was’ a person unworthy of any public respect’ and that he should be ‘held accountable for war crimes’.
Sir Tony’s predecessors at one bar were all appointed by Garter’s Order just after he left office and allegations have been made that his bad relationship with the Queen during his office may have contributed to the delay. Sir Tony was prime minister during the military invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan.
Garter parade usually sees a 96-year-old king leading delegates from the castle to St George’s Chapel, though today the parade will be led by Prince Charles and Prince William. Prince Andrew has also been told not to attend public meetings if necessary
Stop the War announced plans to march last week, saying ‘there is only one court that Blair should attend, and not a royal one’.
Despite those left behind, the decision was criticized by the families of those killed in Iraq, with more than 1.1 million people signing a petition earlier this year demanding that his dignity be revoked.
Stop the War announced plans to march last week, saying ‘there is only one court that Blair should attend, and not a royal one’ (protest march today)
Members of the Free Assange group were also present, along with the man wearing the Queen
Cherie Blair walks towards St George’s Chapel while her husband is beaten by the queen
Nicky, Kathryn and Euan Blair at Windsor assisting their father when Sir Tony Blair was present.
Garter’s Order is the oldest and most noble Decree in England, founded by King Edward III about 700 years ago. Mr Blair’s acceptance has proved to be controversial
People gather to protest against former British Prime Minister Tony Blair outside Windsor Palace,
Dozens of left-wing activists came to protest against the Labor prime minister, who led the country during the military offensive of Iraqi and Afghanistan allies.
The Stop the War coalition will gather a crowd outside Windsor Castle, where the former prime minister is expected to be accepted into the Garter Order.
Sir Tony has long been embroiled in controversy over his decision to lead Britain into Iraq and Afghanistan, which cost the lives of 179 British workers and many more civilians.
Blair joins Britain’s supreme charity
Established in 1348, it is the highest order of heroism, granted only by the Victoria Cross and the George Cross. Membership, granted for public service or service to the king, is limited to 24 persons living together with the Queen and Prince of Wales.
Companions of Honor (CH)
The Order of the Honorary Companions was instituted on June 4, 1917 by George V and had only 65 members at one time. Nominations go to those who have made a long-term contribution to the arts, science, medicine or government.
Two have been named in the recent list – former Labor MP and colleague Frank Field, for public and political service, and Sir Paul Nurse, director of the Francis Crick Institute.
Bathroom Order (DCB / KCB / CB)
This recognizes the work of senior military officers and civil servants.
The chief medical officer of the United Kingdom Professor Chris Whitty (KCB) and chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance (KCB) were honored with the New Year’s honors list.
– Order of St Michael and St George (Knight / GCMG / KCMG / DCMG / CMG)
This recognizes services in a foreign country, or in relation to foreign affairs and the Commonwealth, such as the work of diplomats abroad.
James Bond star Daniel Craig, was made a Partner of the Order, which is similar to CBE and means he can use the CMG of post-nominee winners, following his last trip as 007 in No Time To Die.
Knighthood and damehood (Knight / DBE)
These are usually given to people who have made significant contributions at the national level, who can use the names Dame and Sir.
British Deputy Chief Medical Officer Jonathan Van-Tam, Wales chief medical officer Frank Atherton and Scottish chief medical officer Dr Gregor Smith were drafted.
There were also offenses against the head of the British Health Security Agency Dr Jenny Harries and Dr June Raine, chief executive of the Drug Control and Health Services Agency.
The Vice Chairman of Stop the War, Chris Nineham, said: ‘The renovation of Tony Blair since the Iraq war is a scandal. He is widely regarded as a war criminal.
“Our protest will represent millions of people who believe that the only court that Tony Blair should be around is The Hague.”
Sir Tony has faced years of criticism over the Iraq War, culminating in a rigorous report by Sir John Chilcot in 2016, which found that the former prime minister had passed evidence on Saddam Hussein’s weapons and ignored peaceful means of sending troops into the country. in it.
In a series of shocking conclusions, Sir John found Blair presenting the war case with ‘unconfirmed uncertainty’ based on the ‘weak’ mind about the supposed Iraqi weapons of mass destruction (WMD).
Blair then said he would ‘take the same decision’ to invade Iraq again if he was given intelligence information as he had filed a defamation suit after being tarnished by the Chilcot report.
Sir Tony, who held the keys to Number 10 between 1997 and 2007, was appointed Knight’s Associate of Garter’s Order of Merit, the oldest British Order of Gentleness.
The nomination for Garter is in the Queen’s gift and is made without the advice of the prime minister, and is usually announced on St. George’s Day, April 23, but the king can do so at any time, and has chosen to adhere to the New Year’s Celebrations.
They are lifelong unless the Knight or Lady Companion errs against ‘certain points of blame’.
Founded in 1348 by Edward III, Garter is awarded a masterpiece for outstanding public service and achievement.
It is said to have been inspired by events at a ball in northern France, attended by the king and Joan, Countess of Salisbury.
It is believed that the girl fell down, causing laughter and embarrassment.
The bold king, however, took it and put it on his own foot, uttering the words ‘Honi soit qui mal y pense’ – ‘Shame on the one who thinks this evil’ – now the slogan of the Order.
The Order logo is a blue ribbon or garter worn by men below the left knee and by women on the left arm.
There are now 21 non-royal companions in an order between 24.
Each year, the Royal Knights and Ladies of the Order of the Garter gather at St George’s Chapel in Windsor for a spectacular procession and celebration.
Observing the crowd, they march down the hill to the church from the State House, dressed in blue velvet, red velvet hats, black velvet hats, and ostrich feathers.
The appointments have been made regularly to former prime ministers, with Sir John Major, Sir Tony’s predecessor, the last to receive the award.
When it was announced in January, Sir Tony said: ‘It is a great honor to be appointed Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, and I am very grateful to His Excellency the Queen.
“It was a great opportunity to serve as prime minister and I would like to thank all those who served with me, in politics, in the public service and in all parts of our society, for their dedication and dedication to our country.”
Sir Tony led New Labor to a landslide victory in 1997, winning the next two general elections before stepping down from Westminster a decade later, paving the way for his chancellor Gordon Brown to replace the prime minister.
The 68-year-old referred to Diana, Princess of Wales, ‘princess’ after her death and was a British leader during the military invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan.
The former lawyer became a member of the Middle East and formed his own nonprofit group, the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, after leaving politics.