Started by Angus Scott, the petition reads: “Tony Blair caused irreparable damage to both the constitution of the United Kingdom and to the very fabric of the nation’s society. He was personally responsible for causing the death of countless innocent, civilian lives and servicement in various conflicts. For this alone he should be held accountable for war crimes. [sic]
“Tony Blair is the least deserving person of any public honour, particularly anything awarded by Her Majesty the Queen.”
The petition’s statement concluded with a plea to Boris Johnson to petition the Queen to have Blair’s honour removed.
Similar sentiment spilled out on social media, with one Twitter user calling him “repugnant”:
I think HM The Queen has made a big mistake in knighting Tony Blair. The nation can’t stand the sight of him, he is… https://t.co/dVKcBh5lD0