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Honours system at its worst today...

Discussion in 'Personal' started by red_observer, Jul 31, 2020 at 5:25 PM.

  1. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    Not only that but it undermines our democracy that Brexit leaning supporters join the cronies club and labour MPs who did the Tories job of attacking Corbyn.

    actually it’s quite disgusting.

    You could almost make a case for botham but *** has Theresa Mays hubby done?
     
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  2. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    Being married to that woman surely deserves a knighthood, doesn't it?
     
  3. BigFrankEM

    BigFrankEM Established commenter

    Ditto: Caligula's horse !
     
  4. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    Boris's brother too!
     
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  5. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    I thought Botham was already a Sir.
     
  6. harsh-but-fair

    harsh-but-fair Star commenter


    He is. He'll be a Lord now.
     
  7. harsh-but-fair

    harsh-but-fair Star commenter

    House of Lords will now swell beyond 800 despite a previous pledge of restraint over new appointments.
     
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  8. BigFrankEM

    BigFrankEM Established commenter

    What about that beak from Eton wot wrote that report on Boris's true character?


    Has he yet arrived at The Tower?
     
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  9. smoothnewt

    smoothnewt Star commenter

    We’ve come to the same conclusion here today. Nothing to add. Absolutely unacceptable!
     
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  10. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    You mean <echoey voice>"The Dark Honours List".

    Secretive and known only to few....
     
  11. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    Jo Johnson is hardly a Brexit crony club member. He resigned as a minister in protest against Brexit.

    Who knows whether he'd have been sent to Lords if he weren't Boris's brother but at least, unlike some, he does have experience that's relevant to the House of Lords - 10 years as an elected MP, 4 years+ as a minister.

    And also he's non-executive Chairman of TES so surely he deserves our support ;)
     
  12. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    I didn’t say jo Johnson was pro Brexit. Why did you think that? I’m not stupid .
     
  13. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    There's no need to for that @red_observer. It's unnecessary, I never made any accusation against you or said you were stupid. I'm entitled to make a comment on Jo Johnson's recommendation for a peerage and whether it's an example of the "Honours system at its worst". He wouldn't have been my first choice to be made a Lord but in my opinion he's not an example of the "worst" in the honours system. Please respect my opinions, as I respect yours. Thank you
     
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2020 at 7:50 PM
  14. gainly

    gainly Star commenter

    Do you mean the Tower of London prior to his beheading?
     
  15. WB

    WB Lead commenter

    You really can't. Nobody can.
     
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  16. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    Really? Why not?
     
  17. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    The prime ministers brother isn’t an example of the worst appointment? Nepotism is ok then?
     
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  18. WB

    WB Lead commenter

    What expert knowledge can he bring to the House of Lords?
     
  19. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    Seb Coe went there? Many sportsmen abs women have.why have a House of Cronies anyway? However what knowledge do career politicians bring to the Commons? Never done a proper job most of them
     
  20. WB

    WB Lead commenter

    I agree other sports stars have been appointed like Coe; he is intelligent Botham really isn't.
     

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