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Sir John Redwood

Discussion in 'Personal' started by emerald52, Dec 29, 2018.

  1. emerald52

    emerald52 Star commenter

    I’m speechless. May must be desperate for votes for her deal. One of the most self serving politicians. It stinks.
  2. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    No serving politician should be eligible for a knighthood. Ditto sportspeople.
  3. Ivartheboneless

    Ivartheboneless Star commenter

    Or so-called "entertainers".
  4. schoolsout4summer

    schoolsout4summer Star commenter

    Did Doctor Shipman get a gong for services to the NHS?
  5. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    Maybe all knighthoods should be posthumous. That would sort out the sheep from the wolves!
  6. Photo51

    Photo51 Established commenter

    Time served. Not that surprising
    monicabilongame likes this.
  7. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

    This Tweet says it all:

    Tim Neale‏@timjn1 9h9 hours ago
    You can judge a Prime Minister by their opinion of John Redwood. Major called him a b.astard. May gives him knighthood. Says it all.

    MAGAorMIGA Star commenter

    Compare the nobility, depth of principle and achievements of the following:
    Michael Rosen, Danny Boyle, Michael Faraday, J.B Priestly, Amartya Sen, Stephen Hawking, Ken Loach, C.S Lewis, Virginia Woolf, Jon Snow, L.S Lowry Dorothy Hodgkin, Benjamin Zephaniah
    with "Sir John Redwood".
    Notice anything?
  9. Ivartheboneless

    Ivartheboneless Star commenter

    Length of their tongues?
    TCSC47 and red_observer like this.
  10. sparkleghirl

    sparkleghirl Star commenter

    It's exactly the kind of 'honour' that the system is all about. Sadly. Demeans and cheapens all deserved honours.
  11. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    Sir Cyril Smith, Sir Fred Goodwin, Sir Robert Mugabe, Sir Anthony Blunt, Sir Philip Green, Sir Nicolae Ceaucescu, Sir Jimmy Savile,Sir Benito Mussolini, Sir James Cosby (former CE of HBOS), Dame Jean Else (the academy head banned from running schools), Sir Alan Davies (the academy head done for fraud), "Sir John Redwood".

    Notice anything?

    (Just to balance up your list, you understand ;))
  12. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    Might explain why the 'meaningful' vote was postponed until mid-January. Wait 'til the bribes gongs have been dished out.:)
  13. Photo51

    Photo51 Established commenter

    One vote will not be enough.
  14. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    Given the type of snake Redwood is he would take the gong and still stab her in the back.
  15. MAGAorMIGA

    MAGAorMIGA Star commenter

    The former politely refused their honours, despite being deserving of them. Redwood gets his despite being undeserving, though I accept florian has provided a list of even-less-deserving than the slimy snake Redwood.
  16. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    I suspect Redwood isn't the only one of her potential opponents to have benefited. It isn't just about knighthoods.
  17. peter12171

    peter12171 Star commenter

    It would need a massive change. Currently all knighthoods end when the person dies (hence why Jimmy Saville couldn’t be stripped of his knighthood).
  18. smoothnewt

    smoothnewt Star commenter

    People should not be gaining honours for just doing their job, be it in politics or broader public life. In my opinion the only qualification for being on the honours list should be to have done something well above and beyond - exceptional charity work or heroic actions, as in the case of the cave rescuers who have been recognised.
    Politicians, senior civil servants and celebrities all have enough clout, wealth and standing; they should not be offered gongs as an endorsement of this fact.
  19. Photo51

    Photo51 Established commenter

    And we should exclude all academics, writers, artists and performers too.
    needabreak likes this.
  20. smoothnewt

    smoothnewt Star commenter

    Indeed. They have enough renown through their own endeavours. They don't need further fawning over.
    red_observer likes this.

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