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Furious Save the Children staff demand its award to ‘child-killer Tony Blair’ is withdrawn | Stop the War Coalition, various

THE INTERNATIONAL charity Save the Children has been engulfed by a furious backlash from staff after it presented Tony Blair with a “global legacy award” in New York last week – despite privately acknowledging that he is a controversial and divisive figure.

Amid widespread criticism on social media, many of the charity’s staff have complained that the presentation of the award has discredited Save the Children (STC). An internal letter, which gathered almost 200 signatures – including senior regional staff – in the first six hours of dissemination, said the award was not only “morally reprehensible, but also endangers our credibility globally”, and called for it to be withdrawn.

It said that staff wished to distance themselves from the award and demanded a review of the charity’s decision-making process.

via Furious Save the Children staff demand its award to child-killer Tony Blair is withdrawn – Stop the War Coalition.

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The charity Save the Children faces a backlash from staff after it presented Tony Blair with a “global legacy award” in New York last week – despite privately acknowledging that he is a controversial and divisive figure.

via Save the Children staff furious over ‘global legacy’ award for Tony Blair | Politics | The Guardian.

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Turns out, Tony Blair’s Save The Children (STC) ‘Global Legacy’ award was about as popular as the ‘Philanthropist of the Year’ honour bestowed upon him at the GQ Man of the Year awards in September.

via Tony Blair’s ‘morally reprehensible’ Save The Children global legacy award branded a ‘betrayal’ by charity staff – People – News – The Independent.

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