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If I Was Blair I’d Cancel My Donation

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The Times, 21st August 2010

There are plenty of other organisations looking after our heroes and their families who would behave far, far better.  Tony Blair should cancel his donation and give it to a different charity.

Chris Simpkins, the Royal British Legion’s director-general is an ungrateful, ill-mannered oaf.  All he had to do was keep his mouth shut.  He has dishonoured the generous intent behind Blair’s donation and he should be ashamed of himself.  The Times also needs to have its motives examined for running this shabby, despicable story.

Our heroes do not give their lives so that fat cat, small-minded, cowardly administrators and journalists can get their names in the papers.  Shame on them!

I am no blind supporter of Tony Blair.  I said what I thought about the donation just five days ago.  I stand by that.

The Poppy Appeal has been my first choice charity throughout my life.   This appalling, graceless behaviour will make me re-think where my money will go this year.

Tony Blair On Course

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Credit Where Credit's Due

Tony Blair’s extraordinary generosity towards the Royal British Legion is wonderful.  It should be welcomed without reservation.  Those who have described it as “blood money” dishonour the sacrifice and courage of their loved ones.

720 pages

No one can put it better or more comprehensively than my friend blairsupporter (rumoured to be a nom de plume of Lord “Big Mac” Prezza).   See here for the definitive posting about this remarkable news.

The Royal British Legion

Written by Peter Reynolds

August 16, 2010 at 6:37 pm