Tony Blair named "Philanthropist of the Year" – Twitter doesn’t agree

Prepare for your jaw to drop, dear reader, because Tony Blair has been named “Philanthropist of the Year” at the GQ Men Of The Year awards.

What for? No, not for advising a Kazakh dictator on a speech after a massacre of unarmed protesters.

But for establishing three charities: The Tony Blair Sports Foundation, his Faith Foundation and his Africa Governance Initiative.

Accepting the award at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, Blair, 61, said: “I would like to dedicate this award to the people that work with and for my organisations.”

Twitter wasn’t happy with GQ’s choice, take a look at some of the reactions:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Readers' comments (3)

  • What an insult this man has done nothing but cause contrivicy, and he is awarded for his goods deeds.
    Douse this not stink of nepitisium for the rich.
    He is ia leach on society.

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  • he can get together with Henry Kissinger (Nobel Peace laureate) and celebrate their success in the combined mass muder and prize winning skills

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  • Self serving hypocrite of the year perhaps! We're all aware of some of the huge sums he gets paid...so where's the philanthropy?

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