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|Lingerie firm founder rejects MBE
||Lingerie firm founder rejects MBE
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|Joseph Corre, co-founder of lingerie brand Agent Provocateur, has rejected his MBE because he said he finds Prime Minister Tony Blair "morally corrupt".||Joseph Corre, co-founder of lingerie brand Agent Provocateur, has rejected his MBE because he said he finds Prime Minister Tony Blair "morally corrupt".|
Mr Corre was awarded the MBE for his services to the fashion industry in the Queen's Birthday Honours list which was published at the weekend.
But he has rejected the honour, saying he could not accept the PM as "someone capable of giving an honour".
Mr Blair, who has won three elections, steps down as prime minister next week.