Monday, June 02, 2008

A question of honour...

Jim Speechley, former Tory Leader of Lincolnshire County Council was stripped of his CBE honour after he was jailed for abuse of office.

Absolutely right that the shamed ex-Crowland councillor can no longer claim to be a Commander of the Order of the British Empire...

I've just heard Channel Four News announce that the Government has begun the first steps to strip Robert Mugabe of the knighthood bestowed on him by Tory Prime Minister John Major for his 'significant contribution to Zimbabwe's relationship with Britain'.

About time too.

(Can't find a link on the internet yet, but here's Reuters report on Mugabe's 'obscene' appearance at an international conference in Rome today...)

But why oh why is former Lincolnshire Tory MP 'Baron' Jeffrey Archer of Weston-Super-Mare still officially a Lord, despite being sent to jail for four years in disgrace for perjury and conspiracy...?

Any ideas...?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Unfortunatley it will take an "Act of Attainder" to remove this smirking Peer.

In days of old the Executioners Axe would do the job, and remove the smirk as well.