Tony Blair is the least trustworthy politician in Britain, a new survey found today.
The poll also showed Blair's chancellor, Gordon Brown, was the most trustworthy, beating UK Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy into second spot and Tory leader Michael Howard into third.
Even ousted Conservative leader Iain Duncan Smith fared better than Mr Blair as did Clare Short and Robin Cook who quit his cabinet over the Iraq war.
The poll was carried out by website CyberBritain.com.
The firm asked more than 13,000 people in the run-up to Christmas to pick the most and least trustworthy politicians from a list of 30.
Almost 4,000 picked Mr Blair as the least trustworthy. One said: “He’s an actor, there seems to be so little truth in anything he says.”
Others pointed to his key role in university top-up fees, the war in Iraq, the David Kelly affair and foundation hospitals.
CyberBritain.com’s Benjamin Cohen said: “That Tony Blair was voted as the most untrustworthy was not a huge surprise but that Margaret Hodge should feature so prominently was not expected.”
The full trustworthiness table follows:
Iain Duncan Smith