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19 November 2017 01:13 (South Africa)

Blair to get Liberty Medal in the US

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

The US National Constitutional Centre, based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is due to award former British prime minister Tony Blair with the Liberty Medal, given to individuals or organisations that work to bring liberty to people worldwide. The organisation is due to present the medal on Monday to Blair in recognition of his work with the Tony Blair Faith Foundation, which promotes religious tolerance, as well as some other work he does in Africa. The award comes at a time when Blair's memoirs have reignited the debate about his decision to join America's invasion of Iraq in 2003. Blair will be hoping that the security is tight enough to deter the egg-throwing brigade that has been troubling him lately. Read more: AP, via News24

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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