Friday, September 05, 2014

Generous to a fault

Well done Tony Blair on being named as GQ's Philanthropist of the Year. Previous winners presumably include Hitler and Pol Pot.

I've not seen a single photo of Blair holding his trophy in which he doesn't look slightly bewildered, like a man who knows that either he's benefited from an administrative cock-up or is the victim of a practical joke. GQ's Richard Dodgson gave a less than convincing defence of the decision, hinting that it may just have all been about publicity - and certainly the magazine has attracted plenty of that, mostly negative.

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