TONY Blair is being lined up for a knighthood to “unblock” a queue of former PMs waiting for titles.
Buckingham Palace officials have become concerned there is a political imbalance which has seen Tory MPs land the lion’s share of the accolades.
All but one of the Queen’s nine prime ministers before Blair were made Knights of the Garter, an honour created by Edward III in 1348.
A source said: “Blair is the block but they just won’t do it.”
However, they added there is “concern in the palace that senior orders are beginning to look politically unbalanced”.
Of the 102 posts in the four highest honours — the Order of the Garter, Order of the Thistle, Order of Merit and Order of the Companions of Honour —- the Tories hold 22, Labour four and Lib Dems three.
Labour’s Harriet Harman and Margaret Beckett could benefit from a shake-up.
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