Comment at end
30th May 2010
Gordon Brown’s peerages to at Dissolution to Paisley, Prescott, Ian Blair, Michael Howard, John Reid, Des Browne, John Hutton, Sue Nye
At around 4 mins, on Ian Paisley – “one of those seminal moments in Tony Blair’s premiership and indeed in the history of Northern Ireland and the history of the United Kingdom.”
And don’t let’s ever forget it.
You may have spotted one or two major omissions.
Alastair Campbell? His book, it seems, reveals that he refused one
The other – Tony Blair?
I understand he did not want a peerage. He has bigger fish to fry.
Tony Blair did not hand out any peerages when he left office, influenced no doubt by the earlier public outcry on the cash-/loans-for honours nonsense. Notable that the more recent scandal on MPs’ expenses hasn’t deterred Brown.
- Brown blocked Army Chief Dannatt for a peerage.
- Ian Paisley – “the political giant” who came good in the end, largely thanks to this man.
- The new faces at the House of Lords
- A short History of Tony Blair
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