Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Shysters, crooks and frauds: Brown's resignation honours list

We have one treat still to come from Gordon Brown, one that will tickle the nation and bring howls of derision around the heads of those named; Brown's resignation honours list promises to be the most risible and inappropriate reward of misdoing since Wilson's 'Lavender list'.

With only the 'Mirror' supporting him at the end, newspaper peerages will be thin on the ground, but there are those last-minute election contributions to pay back, and the price to be paid for Mandelson's squalid little deals. There's the Scots mafia to pay-off. Then there the lifelines to now-unemployable cronies such as Campbell (no. 347 on Amazon's list and in the remainder bins already).

No doubt the Sovereign will hold her nose and grant the recommended honours with alacrity - the more quickly done, the soonest forgotten. But the rest of us can have a well-deserved laugh.

6 comments:

BrianSJ said...

Stephen Purcell, Baron of Whiteinch. Damien McBride CBE for services to school janitation. Tony doesn't get his Dukedom. Gordon gives everything else to himself because he's worth it.

Anonymous said...

I'm kinda curious to know on what grounds Gordon Brown would endorse Alistair Campbell's nomination to the Lords.

"Services to utter cunt-dom" perhaps?

Bill Quango MP said...

If Prescott accepts a peerage he must have an actor, paid out of the last few coins of the public purse, to follow him around dressed as a herald, for the rest of his days.

The actor will bow and scrape and open doors and loudly proclaim.. Lord Prescott of Ham is entering the chip shop..Mere serfs must make way for Lord Prescott, champion of the working classes, Hero of the poor, upholder of true socialist beliefs in equality and the lifelong campaigner to abolish the house of Lords..make way..make way for Lord Ham..

Ivor Fakename said...

Bill, we need a new post - that of Lord High Executioner (complete with little lists of course).

Mrs Proudie of Barchester said...

No peerage for Brown
it is truly beyond the pale...

Thegeezer said...

It's just for Pauline, you understand. She has this new hat...