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Nottarf Krap posted this 28 December 2017

The Government should publish the list of people who turned down honours, and the reasons given. That would make for far more interesting reading.

David Bowie, turned down a Knighthood - " I have no interest in that medieval bullshit" is my favourite.

John Cleese. - "They are just silly".

Ken Loach. - "I turned down an OBE because it's not a club you want to join when you look at the villains who got it".

Many many more, the list runs into the hundreds apparantly. Albert Finney turned down a CBE in 1980, then told them to stick it up their arse again when he was offered a Knighthood in 2000. A few surprising names perhaps, Stephen Hawking, Alfred Hitchcock, Nigella Lawson, john Le Carre. Paul Flynn, the Labour MP who is a member of the Select Committee which scrutinized the honours' process suggested the government should release the names of those who turned down an honour, also suggested they should be dubbed HRH - which stood for "Has Rejected Honour" - because in his view turning down a Knighthood, an OBE or an MBE was "the highest honour of all".

Amen to that!

 

 

lifeintheslowlane posted this 28 December 2017

Originally posted by Nottarf Krap

The Government should publish the list of people who turned down honours, and the reasons given. That would make for far more interesting reading.

David Bowie, turned down a Knighthood - " I have no interest in that medieval bullshit" is my favourite.

John Cleese. - "They are just silly".

Ken Loach. - "I turned down an OBE because it's not a club you want to join when you look at the villains who got it".

Many many more, the list runs into the hundreds apparantly. Albert Finney turned down a CBE in 1980, then told them to stick it up their arse again when he was offered a Knighthood in 2000. A few surprising names perhaps, Stephen Hawking, Alfred Hitchcock, Nigella Lawson, john Le Carre. Paul Flynn, the Labour MP who is a member of the Select Committee which scrutinized the honours' process suggested the government should release the names of those who turned down an honour, also suggested they should be dubbed HRH - which stood for "Has Rejected Honour" - because in his view turning down a Knighthood, an OBE or an MBE was "the highest honour of all".

Amen to that!

 

 

 I do agree with that but you could imagine The Daily Fail headlines..."Traitors Reject Queen's Honours"...that fuckin' rag has the highest circulation to people who can't think for themselves. Poitical capital to be made there to the great misinformed.

saintbletch posted this 28 December 2017

Originally posted by lifeintheslowlane

Originally posted by gavstar

Originally posted by lifeintheslowlane

Originally posted by gavstar

Originally posted by lifeintheslowlane

I have repeatedly turned down a Kighthood the establishment have tried to foist on me for no apprent reason. When I pointed out I had carried out no selfless service to the community they said that was the very sort of person they were looking for.

I will now have to think carefully should they repeat the offer.

 Listening to all those Calexico records so we don't have to is pretty selfless lou_wink2

 Bitch!

 tongue-out

 New album out at the end of January. lou_lol

 I know.

 

Posted whilst listening to "The Thread That Keeps Us" beta.

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pap posted this 30 December 2017

It seems that Theresa May is handing out gongs for political survival.   Some big hitters from the 1922 committee are getting knighthoods and damehoods along with Nick.

There are coping mechanisms available.

Cobham Saint posted this 30 December 2017

"...Rick Stein, the restaurateur turned TV presenter, is honoured for services to the economy..."

Really. How? Why?

I've been helping the economy for years and not even a mention, in fact I'm off shopping now...

lou_sad

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lifeintheslowlane posted this 30 December 2017

Originally posted by Cobham Saint

"...Rick Stein, the restaurateur turned TV presenter, is honoured for services to the economy..."

Really. How? Why?

I've been helping the economy for years and not even a mention, in fact I'm off shopping now...

lou_sad

 I worked for one of the only Civil Service departments that sold stuff and made a profit for 30+ years...that deserves recognition. Did I get even an official "Thank You" when I left? Did I fuck.

gavstar posted this 30 December 2017

Originally posted by lifeintheslowlane

Originally posted by Cobham Saint

"...Rick Stein, the restaurateur turned TV presenter, is honoured for services to the economy..."

Really. How? Why?

I've been helping the economy for years and not even a mention, in fact I'm off shopping now...

lou_sad

 I worked for one of the only Civil Service departments that sold stuff and made a profit for 30+ years...that deserves recognition. Did I get even an official "Thank You" when I left? Did I fuck.

 Maybe the soviet should do a yearly honours list...

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gavstar posted this 30 December 2017

Originally posted by gavstar

Originally posted by lifeintheslowlane

Originally posted by Cobham Saint

"...Rick Stein, the restaurateur turned TV presenter, is honoured for services to the economy..."

Really. How? Why?

I've been helping the economy for years and not even a mention, in fact I'm off shopping now...

lou_sad

 I worked for one of the only Civil Service departments that sold stuff and made a profit for 30+ years...that deserves recognition. Did I get even an official "Thank You" when I left? Did I fuck.

 Maybe the soviet should do a yearly honours list...

 or at the very least do something, anything lou_wink2

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Nottarf Krap posted this 30 December 2017

Originally posted by gavstar

Originally posted by lifeintheslowlane

Originally posted by Cobham Saint

"...Rick Stein, the restaurateur turned TV presenter, is honoured for services to the economy..."

Really. How? Why?

I've been helping the economy for years and not even a mention, in fact I'm off shopping now...

lou_sad

 I worked for one of the only Civil Service departments that sold stuff and made a profit for 30+ years...that deserves recognition. Did I get even an official "Thank You" when I left? Did I fuck.

 Maybe the soviet should do a yearly honours list...

 Good idea. Of course some of us, to preserve our self respect and avoid accusations of hypocrisy, would be obliged to tell the Supreme Soviet to stick it up their arse should we be fortunate enough to be nominated for such an accolade. Fuck!

JxgrSaint posted this 30 December 2017 - Last edited 30 December 2017

JxgrSaint posted this 30 December 2017

Originally posted by pap

It seems that Theresa May is handing out gongs for political survival.   Some big hitters from the 1922 committee are getting knighthoods and damehoods along with Nick.

There are coping mechanisms available.

 Tbf, literally every single Chairman of the 1922 Committee ever has been. Knighted so hardly a surprise