Lebedev presumably included to buy the Independent's support and hush him up for their 'lavish'( bunga bunga) party in Italy https://www.theguardian.com/media/2...er-lebedev-without-security-after-nato-summit
Johnson's brother Jo also rewarded in the list
As someone said, we're a banana republic without the bananas
I'd say it's corrupt and about ensuring undue political influence for the rich and their mates, rather than just archaic (it is that as well)Never read it carefully enough. The whole honours system is archaic and should be done away with. I assume he's only getting it because of who he's married to and she IS responsible.
I do admire that he resigned, however I don't think anyone should be given lifelong influence on politics without any public recourse to get rid of them. I especially don't think people from the same privileged and influential families should do so. These views are not incompatible at all, but thanks for your bias input.Pretty sure Jo Johnson was a figure of admiration on here when he resigned from the cabinet.... now he’s the anti Christ
And Dennis wasn’t?
Thatcher was given the barontecy and Dennis got his knighthood at the same time as a result. No other reason than as spouse of Thatcher.
Pretty sure Jo Johnson was a figure of admiration on here when he resigned from the cabinet.... now he’s the anti Christ
When you give out honours for political support it isn’t really an “honour” of great distinction. It’s merely a gift.
Democratically elected - none of this first-past-the-post pseudo democracy.A "gift"- your word - that puts you in a position where you are party to passing laws that affect everybody. What's that got to do with democracy? It's corruption, nothing more and this rabble have plumbed new depths with it. The whole mess should be consigned to the history books and we should have an elected second chamber, warts and all, but above all, elected.