Tony Blair tops list of 100 most hated people in Britain

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first_imgDUBIOUS DISTINCTION: BlairTony Blair may have won the war in Iraq but it appears he isn’t exactly winning the hearts of the people of Britain.In an online survey conducted by Channel 4, the prime minister, who celebrated his 50th birthday recently, has surpassed 12 politicians and screen, stage and sports,DUBIOUS DISTINCTION: BlairTony Blair may have won the war in Iraq but it appears he isn’t exactly winning the hearts of the people of Britain.In an online survey conducted by Channel 4, the prime minister, who celebrated his 50th birthday recently, has surpassed 12 politicians and screen, stage and sports celebrities to win the not exactly-coveted No. 1 slot in the list of the 100 most hated people in Britain. His much-in-the-news advocate wife, Cherie, also figures in the list at No. 89. Blair is followed by buxom model Jordan. “What goes around comes around,” said Jordan on hearing that she was at No. 2. “I am a great believer in that, so eat your apple pie.” Producers of Channel 4 show said what she probably meant was “humble pie”. If the New Labour leader is heading the list, his Conservative predecessor and former prime minister Magaret Thatcher is not far behind. The Iron Lady is at No. 3. Hero-turned-villain journalist Martin Bashir – famous for prodding Princess Diana to talk about her rocky relationship with Charles and, more recently, for his controversial interview with popstar Michael Jackson – is at No. 5. The list has a good sprinkling of royal names led by the Queen at No. 10 and followed by Prince Charles at 24, Prince Edward at No. 40 and the Countess of Essex and Princess Ann further down.Though the poll is dominated by celebrities who are normally associated with “C” lists, it also has musical genius Andrew Lloyd-Webber, whose Broadway hits like Phantom of the Opera and lately Bombay Dreams don’t seem to have entertained some. Even the UK’s golden couple – Victoria and David Beckham – have not been spared. Victoria is at No. 13 and her husband at No. 91.advertisementAccording to the rules, the nominees had to be British, alive and not in prison or pending trial. So author Jeffrey Archer, who is currently serving a jail term, was out of the running. But he is probably better off watching from the cell than being in the thick of action.last_img

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