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But "we like to cause a bit of a stir": GQ magazine named Tony Blair "Philanthropist of the Year," and the initial reaction was less than favorable.

"GQ magazine has defended its decision to give former Prime Minister Tony Blair its 'philanthropist of the year' award after criticism from MPs. Awards producer Richard Dodgson told BBC Radio 5 live the magazine liked to have celebrities at the event who 'cause a bit of a stir.' But he said Mr Blair deserved the award for the work his Faith Foundation had done in developing countries. Labour MP John Mann said "it sends out the wrong message.'" -- BBCNews.com

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