Bookmakers Coral & William Hill have been inundated with a dead 'sherbet' that Tony Blair will be given a knighthood in the New Year's Honours list. There are already so many Sir (insert the name of your choice) Blair's that 'Who's Who?' will have to write a sequel to their already burgeoning tome: It will be called 'The Which Blair Project'.
We already have:
- Sir Ian Blair - Tough top-cop who is resigned to continue his career.
Sir Teddy Blair - American-born soft-toy manufacturer.
Sir Lionel Blair - World famous ballet dancer/choreographer.
Sir Fred Blair - The famous textile tycoon from Bolton.
Sir Cameron Blair - Scotsman, responsible for many Labour Party ideas; like increasing the inheritance tax threshold.
A spokesman for William Hill, Sir William Hill said: "There are just too many Blairs around and not enough knighthoods to go around. Every year a Blair gets knighted and the odds are so great that if we continue to accept bets, we shall be out of business before too long."
It is thought that many of the Blair's actually bought their knighthoods in the 'Cash for Honours' scandal of years gone by. However, Mr Blair, along with his wife, Cheri is scanning eBay for one!
One could say that the suspense it almost too much to BLAIR.