The UK media is full of details concerning those who have been honoured in the New Year Honours.
As you know, I oppose the Honours system on principle and find the idea of conferring Honours on Media celebrities particularly nauseating. When I was on the BBC Radio last night I did point out that I am not a fan of the Honours and that I blame the media for hyping the whole thing up. Looking through the list of Honours, I see some millionaire sportsmen have been rewarded along with well paid actors and actresses have got their trinkets. And then, to balance, a few cleaner ladies and other specimens from the other end of the social ladder. This is also a bit odd insofar as how good a dinner lady or cleaner do you have to be to get an Honour and on what basis, exactly.
I WAS pleased that Ronnie Corbett got a reward for all the years of good humoured laughter he gave us although I think a Knighthood would have been better (Good Knight for him!) I was also pleased to see Steve Lillywhite rewarded. He was married to Kirsty MacColl and produced some of her stuff. I note that in the LOCAL New Year Honours. the usual list of establishment ciphers get their rewards. Utterly sickening.