Parliament, as a comment to a previous post reminded me, remains our supreme court. Parliament can still pass a Bill of Attainder that tries, condemns and sentences all in one. In the past, Attainder meant forfeiting all you had; land, titles, houses, property, wealth and even the clothes you stood in. Popular anger against corrupt and sleazy MPs, thieving Lords, bent civil servants, peculative coppers and the rest of the stinking class would have seen a tsunami of Attainders had the 'Mail' and the 'Sun' (or this blog ..) run a vote on it.
Sadly, the ECHR would almost certainly reverse any modern Attainder. Wrecking a national economy, putting 100,000 out of work, stealing £100m and such are not regarded by the ECHR as sufficiently heinous to merit the draconian penalties of full Attainder. What we can do is what we have done - strip the malefactor of any honour they hold. Nowhere in the Charter of Fundamental Rights does it say 'Every man has the right to a KBE'. The ECHR will not reverse the judgement.
Despite the opinion of the press, this was a good call.