Dan Wootton says Benjamin Butterworth 'needs psychological help' as guest claims 'Tony Blair should be King'

Speaking exclusively to GB News, Mr Butterworth discussed the former Prime Minister as he marked the 25th anniversary of his first election victory

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Political commentator Benjamin Butterworth has claimed Tony Blair "should be king" of the UK in a controversial remark.

Speaking exclusively to GB News, Mr Butterworth discussed the former Prime Minister as he marked the 25th anniversary of his first election victory.

Nominating his Greatest Briton on Dan Wootton Tonight, he said Tony Blair is "the greatest living Briton" in the UK today.

Mr Butterworth added: "Sir Tony Blair is my Greatest Briton, he is the greatest living Briton today.

"I was against Tony Blair being knighted just because I think he should be King of this nation."

Dan Wootton responded by suggesting Mr Butterworth "needs psychological help" and that his temperature needed checking.

Dan Wootton and Benjamin Butterworth clashed over the latter's suggestion for the day's Greatest Briton.
Dan Wootton and Benjamin Butterworth clashed over the latter's suggestion for the day's Greatest Briton.
Tony Blair's role in the Iraq War remains divisive.
Tony Blair's role in the Iraq War remains divisive.

Yesterday marked the 25-year anniversary of the day Tony Blair took to office following his landslide victory in the 1997 general election, a landmark event in British politics.

Mr Blair remains a divisive figure, with former Labour adviser Scarlett MccGwire telling GB News that the former Prime Minister has a "very strange" legacy.

She told Gloria De Piero on The Briefing: "We were all incredibly optimistic.

"I remember thinking anything was possible, such as we'd have fantastic education and fantastic health.

"The problem was, you campaign is poetry and you govern in prose, and the prose was tough, the toughest bit was the Iraq War.

"Whether people have moved beyond that and think well actually there was a lot of good he did, I don't know.

"I think putting him in a party political broadcast is a double-edged sword."