Mills lied about Tony Blair offering her peerage

March 25th, 2008 - 1:53 pm ICT by admin  

A file-photo of Paul McCartney

London, March 25 (IANS) Heather Mills, estranged wife of Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney, lied about former British Prime Minister Tony Blair offering her peerage, says a media report. In 2001 Mills claimed she was promised to be made a “people’s peer” and bragged that it was Blair’s initiative with support from Lord Macdonald, reports. She went on to reveal that she wasn’t sure about becoming Baroness Mills because it was “a bit odd”.

An ITV documentary exposes the claim as a lie. The programme titled “McCartney vs McCartney: The Ex Files” interviewed the three Lords with names like Macdonald and none could say that they even met her. Mills made the clam to Sunday Times writer Jasper Gerard and he told the programme it was “incredible”.

He said: “I was pretty gobsmacked that somebody who was essentially just a model and a bit of a part-time campaigner best known for being Paul McCartney’s girlfriend should be offered a peerage.”

Gerard also said that Mills told him she had cancelled a meeting with former US President Bill Clinton in case her “endorsement” affected an US election outcome.

He added: “I kept waiting for her to smile and say, ‘I’m joking’ but actually no, she really did mean it.”

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