Rejected petition Stop Tony Blair receiving a knighthood

Debate if Tony Blair should receive a knighthood and change the system so honours are not automatic for ex prime ministers but are awarded on merit should the current monarch decide.

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According to the press, Tony Blair will be given a knighthood to clear the back log of ex prime ministers receiving honours - they should not be automatic and should be awarded on merit.

This petition was rejected

Why was this petition rejected?

It’s about honours or appointments.

We cannot accept petitions about honours or appointments, including requests for individuals to be given or not given particular honours.

While historically former Prime Ministers have been knighted, this is not automatic and decisions about all honours, including knighthoods, are made approved by the Queen on advice from the Honours and Appointments Secretariat in the Cabinet Office. You can find out more about this process here:

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