Blair accused of stealing lines from ‘The Queen’ to put in his memoirs

Tony Blair has been accused of stealing lines from the 2006 film ‘The Queen’ for his new memoirs.

Peter Morgan, the screenwriter of the hugely successful British film starring Helen Mirren and Michael Sheen, said a particularly poignant moment described in Mr Blair’s book was actually totally made up for the movie.

Mr Blair claims Queen Elizabeth II told him after Labour’s landslide victory in 1997: ‘You are my 10th Prime Minister. The first was Winston [Churchill]. That was before you were born’.

The passage in ‘A Journey: My Political Life’ is said to have angered the Monarch as private encounters with the Royal Family are not usually disclosed to the general public.