UK: Tony Blair rewards his cronies with honours


Blair and cash for peerages scandal, cartoon

The Lady of Shalott

The cartoon is based on this painting about the poem The Lady of Shalott by Alfred Lord Tennyson.

News related to one of Tony Blair’s many scandals, the cash for peerages one (the cartoon depicts Blair as the ‘Lady of Shalott’ of Tennyson’s poem; see also here).

From the Daily Mirror in Britain:

30 December 2006

SHADOW OF BLAIR’S PAYBACK OVER TRUE HONOURS

NEW YEAR’S HONOURS LIST

By Peter Willis
Pride Of Britain Awards Founder

SO rumours that Robin Gibb was to receive a New Year honour for services to the travel industry weren’t completely wide of the mark.

Who would have thought Tony Blair would be so blatant as to honour the man who saved his skin in the Hutton Inquiry?

Yet John Scarlett, the spy-master who shamefully “sexed up” the dossier which helped lead us into the Iraqi bloodbath, is today rewarded with a knighthood.

And while some appointments reek of cronyism, others are simply baffling.

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