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    What a load of Lilian Gish, the whole thing is. As shallow and crass as the Oscars and just as nauseating. The quicker we get rid of this up-yer-ain-erz crap the better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snooky View Post
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    What a load of Lilian Gish, the whole thing is. As shallow and crass as the Oscars and just as nauseating. The quicker we get rid of this up-yer-ain-erz crap the better6
    Nick Clegg gets an award for services to repeatedly lying.

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    Saw piers Morgan tweeting, asking why Clegg is getting a knighthood, and Kenny Dalglish isnt? Feels KD is due on for his efforts in the aftermath of hillsborough

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    What a load of Lilian Gish, the whole thing is. As shallow and crass as the Oscars and just as nauseating. The quicker we get rid of this up-yer-ain-erz crap the better6
    quite agree.

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    A knighthood for judging strictly.
    What next? Sir Sooty & Sir Sweep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snooky View Post
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    A knighthood for judging strictly.
    What next? Sir Sooty & Sir Sweep.
    Its a damehood, shes a female. And shes done a lot more in her life than judging on Strictly

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    The annual bore fest of the uber Unionists fawning over each other in their quest to be recognised.

    When Theresa May hands out honours to half of the committee who rule on Tory leadership challenges, you know you're in trouble.

    When Jo Swinson becomes the latest Lib dem to achieve greatness for services to the Tory party.

    All in the week that, documents declassified this week, tell us that MI5 attempted to set up the assassination of the Taoiseach, Charles Haughey, and too much to mention on Thatcher.


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    Saw piers Morgan tweeting, asking why Clegg is getting a knighthood, and Kenny Dalglish isnt? Feels KD is due on for his efforts in the aftermath of hillsborough
    I'd hope Kenny Dalglish would tell them to ram it, or has told them to ram it in the past. The man went through hell after Hillsborough and the establishment tried their best to whitewash the whole thing. Why should he accept an 'honour' from them now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hibee_girl View Post
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    Its a damehood, shes a female. And shes done a lot more in her life than judging on Strictly
    Aye, I kinda thought that. Just making a point though.

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    Aye, I kinda thought that. Just making a point though.
    For services to dance, what a load of cobblers. Time all this nonsense was canned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pretty Boy View Post
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    I'd hope Kenny Dalglish would tell them to ram it, or has told them to ram it in the past. The man went through hell after Hillsborough and the establishment tried their best to whitewash the whole thing. Why should he accept an 'honour' from them now?

    I agree

    kenny stood strong for the families in their hour of need, and continued to do so throughout all the establishment bull**** that followed. I doubt the establishment would get much from him if it ever was/is offered, he knows what the people of Liverpool think of him and the regard they hold him in, anything else is irrelevant.

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    For services to dance, what a load of cobblers. Time all this nonsense was canned.
    I’m a bit torn on it.

    I don’t like all the terminology that comes with it; empire, commanders and so on and a lot of it is clearly motivated by politics, erse kissing, money given to the right places and a bit of a popularity contest thrown in. On the flip side a friend of mine was given an MBE a couple of years ago for her charity work, particularly with disadvantaged and troubled youths, for many years and whilst she was a bit embarrassed by it she was genuinely honoured and humbled by it. I might not like the system but if it exists then she deserved it.

    Replacing the current system with some kind of transparent ‘citizens awards’ would seem a good idea to me. Perhaps with a nomination process or something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John_R_Corbett View Post
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    Time all this nonsense was canned.
    I agree with you that it's a load of nonsense. But if there were to be a UK-wide referendum on whether to scrap the honours system or not, what do you think the result would be?

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    I agree with you that it's a load of nonsense. But if there were to be a UK-wide referendum on whether to scrap the honours system or not, what do you think the result would be?
    A bit like ever other uk wide vote, the english vote would decide so we'd probably still be stuck with it.

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    It's a bit odd that Ringo Starr, whose life has, up to now, been most notable for taking copious amounts of drugs and repeated infidelity, gets a gong now since becoming a prominent Brexit campaigner I get he was a beatle, but why now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hibsbollah View Post
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    It's a bit odd that Ringo Starr, whose life has, up to now, been most notable for taking copious amounts of drugs and repeated infidelity, gets a gong now since becoming a prominent Brexit campaigner I get he was a beatle, but why now?
    Maybe on recognition of the longevity and cultural impact of his work?

    If we are to have what seems like a rather broken system of honours then maybe letting history be the judge of whether someone deserves it is not the worst approach.

    Clegg being given a knighthood kind of makes it hard to take seriously though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RyeSloan View Post
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    Maybe on recognition of the longevity and cultural impact of his work?
    ..
    **** drummer, always was. Unless you're talking about his work on Thomas The Tank Engine?
    I do take the general point though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hibsbollah View Post
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    **** drummer, always was. Unless you're talking about his work on Thomas The Tank Engine?
    I do take the general point though.
    Not even the best drummer in The Beatles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CropleyWasGod View Post
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    Not even the best drummer in The Beatles.
    A-ha the famous John Lennon quote inferring that Paul was better on the skins. Personally I liked Ringo's input into the Beatles songs and he deserves credit for it. Not a knighthood though. Sir Thomas the Tank Engine is more acceptable to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pretty Boy View Post
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    I'd hope Kenny Dalglish would tell them to ram it, or has told them to ram it in the past. The man went through hell after Hillsborough and the establishment tried their best to whitewash the whole thing. Why should he accept an 'honour' from them now?
    ........ would he accept one? Mibbies aye, mibbies naw.

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    Im not a huge lover of the honours system, seems a bit pointless.

    However i think i could make my peace with it if it were seen more as a lifetime achievement award.

    Instead it seems to be more of a way for tge royals/establishment to prove how hip and 'in-tune with modern society' they are.

    I cant stand sports people getting them during their career, but genuine pillars of society who have a lifetime of work that has genuinely enriched our culture, i dont see the problem.

    I also had a great auntie who was given the British Empire Medal for her work in the Craigmillar community (something she wad proud of) so some ordinary people do also get recognised.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snooky View Post
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    A-ha the famous John Lennon quote inferring that Paul was better on the skins. Personally I liked Ringo's input into the Beatles songs and he deserves credit for it. Not a knighthood though. ASir Thomas the Tank Engine is more acceptable to me.
    John Lennon never said it. It was a joke by Jasper Carrott but it seems to have passed into popular mythology. Like the jokes about Captain Pugwash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colr View Post
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    John Lennon never said it. It was a joke by Jasper Carrott but it seems to have passed into popular mythology. Like the jokes about Captain Pugwash.
    ...a much under-rated drummer was the good Captain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CropleyWasGod View Post
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    ...a much under-rated drummer was the good Captain.

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    ... and young Bates was a master at the old paradiddle too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CropleyWasGod View Post
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    ...a much under-rated drummer was the good Captain.

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    Dolloping doubloons! he certainly was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronaldo7 View Post
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    Well said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pretty Boy View Post
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    I'd hope Kenny Dalglish would tell them to ram it, or has told them to ram it in the past. The man went through hell after Hillsborough and the establishment tried their best to whitewash the whole thing. Why should he accept an 'honour' from them now?

    He accepted an MBE 30+ years ago so he's not overly opposed to the honours system. And there have been other Hillsborough campaigners recognised in previous honours lists. My guess is he'd accept if offered and reflect that it recognises all the campaigners.
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    My mum refused an honour which was proposed in recognition of community and charity work. She felt that she was no more worthy than others in her entourage and also wasn't that fussed for being rewarded by the very system whose failings necessitated the work in the first place.

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