Monday, 1 August 2016

Cameron screws up one last time

The resignation honours list is a 20th century institution allows incompetent PMs to make just one more mistake. The former polite restrictions on who got what were overturned by both Blair and Brown, who established new levels of cronyism. In contrast, Mrs Wislon's Lavender List, largely restricted to crooks and shysters, was benign. Throwing knighthoods at school heads may have made a political point, but is just storing up government embarrassment for the time when one in twenty are caught with either their hand in the till or in a sixth-former's knickers. 

Cameron celebrates a premiership of unalloyed poor judgement (or some say Mrs Cameron's poor judgement) by submitting, according to the Sunday Times, a list of unparallelled corruption of the honours. His hairdresser is now MBE and Mrs Cameron's nail-girl is now OBE. All it lacks is a CBE for the doctor who put his finger up Cameron's arse every year and a K for Johnny Boden for supplying Cameron's Summer wardrobe.

The honours system - for all honours bestowed at the behest of government, rather than the Sovereign, that is, is now so utterly valueless that I really don't know why we just don't sell them openly - starting with say £5k for an MBE up to £250k for a K, like Nigerian university degrees. 

17 comments:

Michael said...

As Jimmy Savile once said "Win 'em and wear 'em", which we all found out much later, no thanks to the BBC, he did - many times...

Sackerson said...

Marcia Falkender's list, not Mrs Wilson's, surely?

"Lady Falkender's decision to launch legal action over the BBC programme surprised many at Westminster.

"She did not sue Wilson's former press secretary Joe Haines when he made allegations of an affair and suggested she held an incredible sway over her boss.

"In his 2003 book Glimmers Of Twilight, Haines claimed Lady Falkender, would "lift or tap her ever-present handbag and say, 'One call to the Daily Mail and he'll be finished. I will destroy him'.""

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/75000-victory-for-marcia-over-bbc-claims-of-wilson-affair-7258969.html

Anonymous said...

"I really don't know why we just don't sell them openly - starting with say £5k for an MBE up to £250k for a K, like Nigerian university degrees. "

Didn't Blair do that anyway?

Barnacle Bill said...

Quisling Cameroon's honours list is just example of what a former PR man and dim witted shyster he was.

Perhaps where an honours reward is made in brackets after it is the name/initials of the former PM that awarded the honour. Or if it is a truely deserved one given by Her Maj you have (HM) after your name.

So for example - Sir Desmond Swayne (Cam) or Sir Ronald Cohen (Brown). Whereas Vera Lynn would be Dame Vera Lynn (HM). Then we would see who were the real vain tossers.

Anonymous said...

There really isn't anything that honourable about receiving an award for failure...

It is merely the usual bauble for the folk that believe themselves to be entitled.

Hillary Clinton is 68.

Raedwald said...

Sackerson - of course you're quite right. My early morning mind was dull this morning, confusing the spoof Private Eye diary with the Lavender List. I'll leave the error standing as proof of the dolt I can be at times.

Sackerson said...

I've made worse, daily.

Anonymous said...

Lloyd George was notorious for selling peerages.

And kings have always rewarded their allies with grants of land and honours, including dukedoms and earldoms. Many men of humble birth have risen in this way. We should be thankful that Cameron didn't award Yorkshire to his hairdresser.

Don Cox

hatfield girl said...

@Barnacle Bill - what a marvellous idea. After all, we do it with university degrees..

James Higham said...

In fact, so valueless, it's almost like the awarding of degrees on spurious grounds.

Demetrius said...

Originally, honours came from prowess in battle, or in lists of tournaments or in the melees that imitated battle. We could reintroduce this type of physical effort as a pre-condition. Sky TV would pay a lot for the rights to screen it so it could be self financing.

Cascadian CBE said...

The correct response is surely humour, if the nail girl is an OBE then surely anybody who has contributed to the yUK economy is also an OBE or any other award they desire-for God and empire.
Sign off all correspondence with your own honourific, for wasting time and criticizing the camoron in an exemplary and consistent manner.
Eventually, the "honour" will be shown as worthless.

Anonymous said...

I don't normally comment of this sort of topic, however since its Cameron I will:

He's a grade 'A' cunt.

Steve

Mrs Proudie of Barchester said...

Honours should be awarded rarely and for true worth - it should be the Queen who awards them, not the prime minister.

Anonymous said...

Dave, the boy child has no grounding, no scruples, neither morals nor clue either.

The boy PM, he missed out on his greatest opportunity, to come clean, eat humble pie and to then by way of apology, to help steer the nation away and out of the Brussels Empire, he would have stitched his name into the rich tapestry that is British history! Though, alas he was true to his character, if it could be called character.

What did he do after the referendum was lost, he threw a tantrum and took his bat home, risible but true to form, he is no man and never will be.

I bid him, fuck off Dave. Your 'honours' list does speak volumes about the boy who drew it up and that, not a man jack of any of them will speak well of you. Only, a man comfortable in his own skin can clearly discern just who are his real friends and necessary allies, which was always your problem mate, in that, you can't tell a good un from a self aggrandizing shithead.

Dave_G said...


My F-in-law spent 25 years leading a volunteer mountain rescue team, saving lives on numerous occasions by putting his own and his teams own lives in harms way. He got a (lousy by all comparisons) MBE for his troubles.

I would spit SHIT in Cameron's face for this betrayal of the REAL deserving causes for honours.

There should be ONE qualification - SELFLESSNESS. Nothing more, nothing less.

Cameron and the likes are nothing but CNUTs.

Budgie said...

What about removing the lordship from: Heseltine - the Incredible Sulk?