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View HKOwen's Profile HKOwen Flag Hong Kong 29 Mar 24 7.05am Send a Private Message to HKOwen Add HKOwen as a friend

Cronyism at it's worst from all parties

Partisan political honours should be banned

 


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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 29 Mar 24 7.19am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by HKOwen

Cronyism at it's worst from all parties

Partisan political honours should be banned

The honours system should be scrapped completely.

Tony Blair reformed it, how's that working out.

Edited by Badger11 (29 Mar 2024 7.19am)

 


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Yellow Card - User has been warned of conduct on the messageboards View Wisbech Eagle's Profile Wisbech Eagle Flag Truro Cornwall 29 Mar 24 8.28am Send a Private Message to Wisbech Eagle Add Wisbech Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Badger11

The honours system should be scrapped completely.

Tony Blair reformed it, how's that working out.

Edited by Badger11 (29 Mar 2024 7.19am)

Political honours perhaps, but if retained certainly taken away from the politicians themselves.

For others, those individuals who often give selflessly to make lives better, or serve us well in other ways, it is a way to recognise that.

I have a friend who was awarded the British Empire Medal for her charity work a few years back. It was completely unexpected and overwhelmed her. It was though well deserved as she has worked tirelessly for many years helping others for no reward but the smiles she gets.

 


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Originally posted by Wisbech Eagle

Political honours perhaps, but if retained certainly taken away from the politicians themselves.

For others, those individuals who often give selflessly to make lives better, or serve us well in other ways, it is a way to recognise that.

I have a friend who was awarded the British Empire Medal for her charity work a few years back. It was completely unexpected and overwhelmed her. It was though well deserved as she has worked tirelessly for many years helping others for no reward but the smiles she gets.

Does Joe Biden give out honours?

 

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 29 Mar 24 8.57am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by Wisbech Eagle

Political honours perhaps, but if retained certainly taken away from the politicians themselves.

For others, those individuals who often give selflessly to make lives better, or serve us well in other ways, it is a way to recognise that.

I have a friend who was awarded the British Empire Medal for her charity work a few years back. It was completely unexpected and overwhelmed her. It was though well deserved as she has worked tirelessly for many years helping others for no reward but the smiles she gets.

The whole system is corrupt. Celebs often get awards for dubious reasons. Sean Connery got a knighthood for services to the British Film Industry, this was a man who had not paid tax in the UK since the 1960's and made most of his films in Hollywood.

Other celebs get theirs for dubious charity work.

Anyway it should be abolished as the great and the good will always find a way through any reformed system.

 


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Originally posted by Badger11

The whole system is corrupt. Celebs often get awards for dubious reasons. Sean Connery got a knighthood for services to the British Film Industry, this was a man who had not paid tax in the UK since the 1960's and made most of his films in Hollywood.

Other celebs get theirs for dubious charity work.

Anyway it should be abolished as the great and the good will always find a way through any reformed system.

If you were given an honour for “services to banking” or, let’s speculate, “defending Trump on a football website”, would you refuse because either was undeserved?

It’s not rewarding celebs that’s important. It’s recognising the invisible that do good that is.

 


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Originally posted by Wisbech Eagle

If you were given an honour for “services to banking” or, let’s speculate, “defending Trump on a football website”, would you refuse because either was undeserved?

It’s not rewarding celebs that’s important. It’s recognising the invisible that do good that is.

Well done you!

 


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View Henry of Peckham's Profile Henry of Peckham Flag Eton Mess 29 Mar 24 12.14pm Send a Private Message to Henry of Peckham Add Henry of Peckham as a friend

Originally posted by Badger11

The honours system should be scrapped completely.

Tony Blair reformed it, how's that working out.

Edited by Badger11 (29 Mar 2024 7.19am)

Don't you mean Sir Anthony Charles Lynton Blair KG?

 


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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 29 Mar 24 1.03pm Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by Wisbech Eagle

If you were given an honour for “services to banking” or, let’s speculate, “defending Trump on a football website”, would you refuse because either was undeserved?

It’s not rewarding celebs that’s important. It’s recognising the invisible that do good that is.

No I wouldn't but I'm sure you would for services rendered to the Establishment.

And isn't that the point, millions of us have spent our lives doing a job which we are paid for so why should politicians, celebs and the Civil Service get rewarded with honours. They are just doing their jobs.

As for the invisible yeah they throw a bone to the people ooh look one school cleaner gets an MBE whilst the great and the good are trousering the big gongs.

 


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Originally posted by Badger11

No I wouldn't but I'm sure you would for services rendered to the Establishment.

And isn't that the point, millions of us have spent our lives doing a job which we are paid for so why should politicians, celebs and the Civil Service get rewarded with honours. They are just doing their jobs.

As for the invisible yeah they throw a bone to the people ooh look one school cleaner gets an MBE whilst the great and the good are trousering the big gongs.

Don’t think anyone’s likely to recommend me for an award! I might get a “Certificate of Merit” for longevity as a bowler if I make 90! “Services to the Establishment”? You’re having a laugh! Countering cynicism perhaps but there would be objections.

I have no problem in trying to ensure only the truly meritorious receive awards. Surely that can be done by completely removing the responsibility from politicians and civil servants and putting it solely in the hands of an independent commission directly under the control of, and appointed by, the monarchy.

 


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View Jimenez's Profile Jimenez Flag SELHURSTPARKCHESTER,DA BRONX 29 Mar 24 9.14pm Send a Private Message to Jimenez Add Jimenez as a friend

The 'Honours' like The BBC itself should of been consigned to the History books years ago.
Apart from the occasional lollypop lady who's been doing the same school round for 45 years come rain or shine the rest of it is getting you're ass greased for well either toeing the line or bankrolling someone.

 


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View PalazioVecchio's Profile PalazioVecchio Flag south pole 29 Mar 24 9.28pm Send a Private Message to PalazioVecchio Add PalazioVecchio as a friend

How the hell did Jimmy Savile slip through the net.

Its fairly certain Downing Street & other top influencers had all heard the rumours.

 


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