Rasta Poet Rejects OBE
Outspoken British poet and activist Benjamin Zephaniah was stunned to recieve a letter from the PM's office offering him an OBE award. But he was more than happy to turn it down:
"You can't fool me, Mr Blair. You want to privatise us all; you want to send us to war. You stay silent when we need you to speak for us, preferring to be the voice of the US. You have lied to us, and you continue to lie to us, and you have poured the working-class dream of a fair, compassionate, caring society down the dirty drain of empire. "