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Fashion designer Katharine Hamnett throws away CBE in Gaza protest

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‘Disgusted’ Katharine Hamnett throws CBE in bin over UK’s Gaza response

Katharine Hamnett has thrown away her CBE and said she is “disgusted to be British” over the government’s response to Israel’s ongoing assault on Gaza.

The 76-year-old fashion designer also urged her followers to tell their MPs they will “never vote for them again unless they support a permanent ceasefire”.

“This is my CBE. It belongs in the dustbin, with [Rishi] Sunak and [Keir] Starmer,” Hamnett said, in a video shared on Instagram.

She is seen wearing a shirt with the phrase: “DISGUSTED TO BE BRITISH”.

Hamnett was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to the fashion industry in the 2011 New Year Honours.

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