Save the Children honour Tony Blair for his ‘humanitarian work’

This is sickening, (alleged) war criminal and profiteer Tony Blair honoured by Save the Children.

They not only gave him this award, but it was at a glitzy stomach churning charity event.

I am lost for words, offensive, disgusting, appalling, sickening ….

This is a man who hobnobs with some of the world’s worst dictators and corrupt politicians, sleaze does not begin to describe Tony Blair, Silvio Berlusconi and Hosni Mubarak count as his cronies.

His latest has been to advise brutal ruler of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev how to sanitize human rights abuses and killing of unarmed protesters, for a retainer of £7 million a year.

The revolving door, the political-media-charity establishment. Chief executive of Save the Children (UK) is Justin Forsyth, who was an adviser to both Tony Blair and Gordon Brown. He was appointed in 2010 on a salary of £160,000.

Save the Children done themselves a huge amount of damage with this glitzy charity bash.

I will be telling a local Save the Children charity shop exactly what I think of them, and I urge others to do the same.

Paulo Coelho and his wife Christina help support an orphanage in Rio to support the kids from the favelas. I do not see them being honoured by Save the Children. Nor the many unsung heroes who work in the field, nor the volunteers who man their charity shops.

Save the Children has lost all credibility with this award.

In Revolution, Russell Brand tells of going to a glitzy Hollywood charity bash, and being told it was mandatory for the success of his career.

The latest Band Aid circus regurgitation, a line up of a bunch of tax dodgers. Adele refused to take part. That it was reelased on tacky X Factor, says it all.

A group of African musicians have recorded Africa Stop Ebola to raise money. Was you aware of that?

If you really want to help, make a donation to MSF.

In This Changes Everything, Naomi Klein documents the abuses by Big Business green groups, including oil drilling on a nature reserve.

This is why I do not support Big Business charities and green groups.

If we want real change, assuming you are not happy with money being transferred from the poor the the rich, the trashing of the planet, then effect real change.

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4 Responses to “Save the Children honour Tony Blair for his ‘humanitarian work’”

  1. David Hawkins Says:

    Apart from honouring a war criminal what is Save the Children doing sponsoring a self indulgent, obscene, celebrity party for the super rich ?

    Their high pressure TV adverts assert that just £2 a month will help to save a child’s life. Thousands of children die needlessly, we are told. So how many children’s lives funded this award ceremony in New York ?

    Can’t even the management of Save the Children contrast the obscene parade of the super rich in their designer clothes with the starving children in rags that they present in their TV adverts ?

    The entire management team at Save the Children should resign.

    The British public should now boycott the charity.

  2. keithpp Says:

    I agree self-indulgent celebrity obsessed, and fairly obscene

    The same could be be said for Band Aid 30.

    View at

    Chief executive of Save the Children (UK) is former aid to Tony Blair, appointed in 2010 on a £160,000 salary.

    Russell Brand has an excellent chapter in Revolution of his experience as a participant in one of these tacky celebrity obsessed charity gigs.

    And that is the problem, these tacky events are actually a distraction from the real issues.

    Yes boycott Save the Children. Visit their charity shops and make it clear what you think, though do not blame the staff, they are volunteers, but they need to hear how we feel (they are probably as disgusted as we are).

    There are decent Third World Charities around. I have a lot of time for WDM. But Big Business charities avoid.

  3. keithpp Says:

    Save the Children slammed over humanitarian award to Tony Blair

  4. keithpp Says:

    Blair crony organised Save the Children humanitarian award

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