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The Weekly paper of the New Communist Party of Britain


Blair gets a gong

Boris Johnson can take some comfort at the continuing furore surrounding Tony Blair’s knighthood over the New Year. Another knight, Sir Keir Starmer, says “Tony Blair deserves the honour, he won three elections, he was a very successful Prime Minister”, but Blair still can’t show his face at any labour movement event.

The hundreds of thousands clamouring for Blair to be stripped of his award clearly shows that the former Labour leader is more hated than Johnson though that, in itself, is nothing to be proud of these days.

Whilst the petition with over half a million signatures and still growing is only of symbolic value, it has, at least for the time being, halted the Blairite drive to rehabilitate their old leader and his “New Labour” project.