Corré snubs MBE in protest

Agent Provocateur founder Joseph Corré has rejected his MBE today in a political sideswipe to Tony Blair.

Corré, the son of Dame Vivien Westwood, was awarded his MBE on the weekend, in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list, for services to fashion design.

According to Corré’s spokeswoman, the decision to reject the MBE ‘came on reflection’ after the award was made.

In a statement today, Corré rejected the gong, calling the Prime Minister ‘morally corrupt’ and claiming that Tony Blair was not ‘someone capable of giving an honour’.

Architect Peter Cook and adman John Hegarty were honoured with knighthoods for services to the creative industries.

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