I was pleased to see the government had asked the Queen to revoke Robert Mugabe's Knighthood today, but it begs the question as to why the Tories ever thought it was a good idea in the first place.
Mugabe was given the honour in 1994 thanks to John Major's government. Now if Mugabe has been some sort of saint up until 1994 and had only turned bad in the last 14 years, you could accept it, but Mugabe's henchmen had been committing atrocities for some time by 1994 yet he was still rewarded with a knighthood.
Apparently the then Tory government did not consider that the murder by Mugabe's henchmen of more than 2000 (and possibly up to 10,000) opposition activists and supporters was enough of a reason to prevent him being given honours by the Queen ?
Its so odd that our leaders felt that appeasing a tyrrant and a murderer would make him change his ways.