UK Knighthood

'Sir Lynton' is Symbolic of a Rotten Honours System

Sam Harrison | Posted 03.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Sam Harrison

Lynton Crosby's knighthood in the New Year's honours list has joined a long history of abuse of the honours system to reward cronies. By now the paper...

The Man Who Swept The Tories To Power Could Be Rewarded With A Knighthood

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 27.12.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron has been accused of "degrading the honours system" after it emerged the Tories' general election strategist is in line for a knighthood....

Britain Needs to Follow Australia and Ditch the Grubby Honours System

Graham Smith | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Politics
Graham Smith

For Britain the case for scrapping these honours is all the more urgent and compelling, for they aren't simply an archaic form of recognition but a powerful mode of patronage. The British honours system has been so corrupted that a less honourable system would be hard to devise.

Why Knighting Prince Philip May Encourage Australia to Embrace Republicanism

Hayley Carter | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK
Hayley Carter

When I arrived on these sunny shores over a decade ago, I, in my ignorance, expected Australia to be Britain in the sunshine (an attitude many Brits still think to be the case). I was wrong.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Big Day, Big Speech, For Ed Miliband

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 09.07.2013 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Tuesday 9 July 2013... 1) BIG DAY, BIG SPEECH, FOR ED MILIBAND "Ed Miliband's speech today is most important ...

Danny Boyle: I Turned Down a Knighthood

PA | Posted 18.05.2013 | UK Entertainment

Oscar winner Danny Boyle said he turned down a knighthood because "it's just not me". Boyle, 56, was in line for the New Year Honours list for his ...

Man Who Presided Over Collapse Of Northern Rock Given A Knighthood

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.12.2012 | UK

In a move bound to stoke controversy, the man blamed by politicians for the being "asleep at the wheel" in the build up to the collapse of Northern Ro...

Now Then! Now Then! Sir George Young Gives Sir Jimmy Savile 'ell!

Martin Lewis | Posted 19.12.2012 | UK Politics
Martin Lewis

Apparently accuracy, attention-to-detail and proof-reading were not on the curriculum at Eton when the young George Young was educated there. Or -- t...

Is The Empire Relevant Any More?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.06.2012 | UK

As the Queen's Birthday Honours List is set to be revealed, it's that time of year to dust down the history books and the well-worn arguments as to wh...

Fred Goodwin Should Have Kept His Knighthood, Says Alistair Darling

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 15.05.2012 | UK Politics

The decision to strip Fred Goodwin of his knighthood following the near-collapse of the Royal Bank of Scotland was a "terrible mistake", Alistair Darl...

And the Winner is... Britain's Got Talent!

Sarah Bond | Posted 12.07.2012 | UK Entertainment
Sarah Bond

What a whacky week of TV! And the biggest whack came with Britain's Got Talent blowing The Voice right out of the water as it ended the best ever series yet - with a dog winning the day!

Sir Konstantin Novoselov, Graphene Discoverer To Be Knighted

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.07.2012 | UK Tech

Sir Konstantin Novoselov, the scientist who discovered the "wonder material" graphene with colleague Sir Andre Geim, will be knighted today. The No...

Sir Andre Geim, Graphene Discoverer, To Receive Knighthood

PA | Posted 03.07.2012 | UK Tech

Sir Andre Geim, the scientist who discovered the "wonder material" graphene with a colleague, will be knighted by the Prince of Wales today. The No...

Olympics Chief 'To Be Knighted'

PA | Posted 29.04.2012 | UK

The man charged with overseeing the building of the venues, facilities and infrastructure for the Olympic Games will be knighted today by the Prince o...

Premier League Banker Can't Avoid The Drop

Posted 31.01.2012 | UK

Fred Goodwin's life in the banking premier league was shattered as the taxpayer rescue of his wounded bank turned him into a target for public anger. ...

Sir Fred No Longer?

Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 19.01.2012 | UK Politics

Sir Fred Goodwin's knighthood will be examined by a committee with the power to strip people of their honours, David Cameron said on Thursday. MPs ...

Liveblog of the New Year's Honours List 2012

thesophie | Posted 29.02.2012 | UK Comedy

As rumoured, Ronnie Corbett gets a CBE for more than five decades work in entertainment. That's a one-up on his late comedy partner. Presumably, Ronnie Barker only got an OBE because he didn't hit the big five-oh. Everyone knows the Queen loves a golden anniversary. At least we'll avoid the 'It's Good Knight From Him' headlines.

Happy Birthday to Who

David Whittam | Posted 23.01.2012 | UK Entertainment
David Whittam

Today is the 48th birthday of a television show that I can truly say changed my life - Doctor Who.