"Tony's Cronies" was a term in British politics and media given to people who were viewed as being given positions of power because of their personal friendships with Prime Minister Tony Blair, during his premiership between 1997 and 2007.[1] These included those granted life peerages and public positions based on their friendship with Blair rather than their individual merits.[2] The phrase was created by the Conservative Party after the 1997 United Kingdom general election and was continually used in the media throughout Blair's premiership.

Some people appointed to positions of power by Tony Blair were called "Tony's Cronies".

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