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Honours List - come on fill yer boots

Discussion in 'off topic' started by Nero, Jul 31, 2020.

  1. ff1d1l

    ff1d1l pfm Member

    Ah, the return of the emboldened Mick-the-P...
    The scum is rising.
     
  2. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    He’ll flounce off soon enough.
    He always does.
    Just a dying ex pat key board warrior now.
     
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  3. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    IIRC Yaxley Lennon is off to Spain now as Little England just isn’t gammon enough for him!
     
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  4. Dave***t

    Dave***t Revolutionary relativist

    Hope he integrates fully with Spanish culture, as is right and proper.

    Can’t speak the language, shouldn’t be living there, right Stephen, I mean Tommy?
     
  5. wacko

    wacko pfm Member

    The terminology is revealing: 'elected to rule' ! o_O
     
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  6. flatpopely

    flatpopely Prog Rock/Moderator

    I rather take exception to that. You could move to, oh I don’t know, North Korea.
     
  7. Colin L

    Colin L pfm Member

    A list even worse and more corrupt than I expected, and I thought it would be bad. Sneak it out just before the summer break. They just don’t care about the stench of entitlement and corruption do they?
     
  8. ks.234

    ks.234 pfm Member

    And the ‘firebrand’ trade unionist Tony Woodley, accused by the Sun of being a Conservative supporter.
     
  9. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr Well, I can dream, can’t I?

    “I racked my brains to come up with an example of a worse right-wing fascist shit-hole than the U.K., and came up with North Korea” ;)
     
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  10. thebigfredc

    thebigfredc pfm Member

    For a bit of balance and to prevent the rabid left on here from climaxIng over their computers, lets remember the Loans for Lordships scandal under Labour and not that long ago either.

    Its also may be worth pondering who would have made it on Corbyns list hade he won the GE. The whole system of patronage and donations is awful though and I have no problem with putting an end to the Prime Ministers list element to the Honours awards (recognition of the Armed Forces should be retained on the other list).
     
  11. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    The whole thing is rotten, has been for as long as I can remember.
     
  12. billo

    billo pfm Member

    Why go to all that effort when N. Korea is coming(s) to us?
     
  13. droodzilla

    droodzilla pfm Member

    When making these points it's essential to distinguish between the Left (rabid or not) and the Labour Party (aka "a party with some socialists in it").

    As one leftie commentator (Aaron Bastani, I think) noted yesterday, it was Blair's New Labour government that introduced the present system of appointments ro the HoL which is wide open to cronyism and other forms of abuse. Most people on the left I know want to see the HoL replaced with a democratically accountable second chamber. It feels mad that we even have to argue for that in the 21st century, but hey-ho.

    As for Corbyn, I believe he has nominated people for peerages, as he's entitled to under the present system and, by and large, they have been political allies (if you're stuck with a corrupt system, you have to make the best of it). However, the last Labour manifesto did contain a strong aspiration (if not quite a commitment) to replace the HoL with an elected second chamber:

    https://www.electoral-reform.org.uk...stronger-pledge-for-overhaul-of-rotten-lords/

    I don't think this is early strong enough (and it reflects a lack of interest, on Corbyn's part, in constitutional reform), but it's a step in the right direction.
     
  14. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    Cold War Steve-


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  15. thebigfredc

    thebigfredc pfm Member

    Is the middle photo shopped one Neil Warnock, the current Boro manager?
     
  16. deebster

    deebster Half Man Half Biscuit

    Yeah, and he doesn't look too pleased to be there
     
  17. matt j

    matt j pfm Member

    Yeah good old Colin W*nker is there, he's a regular in Cold War Steve's pictures.
     
  18. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Surprised there is no Lord Mulletspoon yet.
     
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  19. droodzilla

    droodzilla pfm Member

    Good to see one journalist prepared to use the C-word:

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    Sue Pertwee-Tyr likes this.
  20. Seanm

    Seanm pfm Member

    Brits out.
     

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