Newly knighted Sir Tony Blair blasts Boris Johnson’s lack of ‘coherent vision’ for Britain

Newly knighted Sir Tony Blair has today criticised what he describes as Boris Johnson’s lack of a coherent vision for his leadership of the country.

Blair, who served as prime minister from 1997 to 2007 told an event hosted by the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London this morning: “There is a gaping hole in the governing of Britain where new ideas should be. We are living through three revolutionary changes simultaneously and are ill-prepared for any of them. Each of them would require major changes to the way we work as a nation.

“All of them together pose a challenge which is unprecedented in recent history,” he went on.

The former Sedgefield MP went on to complain that the Government’s flagship ‘levelling-up’ strategy- the delayed white paper on which is due to be published by February- was vague and could “misdirect” the perception of Britain’s political issues.

“Maybe Boris Johnson goes and maybe he doesn’t. But the real problem is the absence of a Government plan for Britain’s future.”
Sir Anthony is himself no stranger to controversy, this being his first public speech since a petition calling for the removal of his New Year’s honour surpassed 1.5 million signatures.

“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 [sic] in various conflicts. For this alone he should be held accountable for war crimes,” Angus Scott, author of the petition argued.