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TFN poll: should Save The Children remove award from Tony Blair?

This poll is about 8 years old

Should Save The Children strip Tony Blair of his global legacy award?


International charity Save The Children found itself caught up in a storm this week over an accolade given to Tony Blair.

The decision of its US arm to hand the former prime minister with a "global legacy award" provoked outrage - not least from its own staff, 500 of whom signed an internal protest petition.

Blair's legacy - especially over his role in launching the Iraq war in 2003 - is fraught with controversy.

A 38 Degrees petition has called for Save The Children to strip him of the award.

What do you think? Should the charity strip Blair of his global legacy award? Take part in our poll!

Voting in this poll has now closed


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about 8 years ago
Yes, because millions of people said in public that he is a war criminal in regard to Iraq war, Afghanistan war, and supporting Israel.
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billy hammett
about 8 years ago
either they do or in 30 days I will stop my direct debit
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Neil Rogall
about 8 years ago
save the children? How many children's deaths is he responsible for? The man is a war criminal not a philanthropist or peace maker
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about 8 years ago
How DARE that war criminal accept the award, quite apart from the fact that it was actually given to him. How can he sleep at night?
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bernard baker
about 8 years ago
The award is unethical and immoral due to Blair's initiation (with help form Alistair Campbells's sexed up dossier) of the illegal war in Iraq.Also his association with Gaddafi and lack of intergrity as a stable clear honest man.The email response from STC Chairman Justine Whitbread is quite frankly insulting Blairite spin doctored nonsense.Find an ethical charity to donate to.....