knighthood

Lynton Crosby's knighthood in the New Year's honours list has joined a long history of abuse of the honours system to reward
David Cameron has been accused of "degrading the honours system" after it emerged the Tories' general election strategist
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.
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.
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
Oscar winner Danny Boyle said he turned down a knighthood because "it's just not me". Boyle, 56, was in line for the New
In a move bound to stoke controversy, the man blamed by politicians for the being "asleep at the wheel" in the build up to
Apparently accuracy, attention-to-detail and proof-reading were not on the curriculum at Eton when the young George Young
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
The decision to strip Fred Goodwin of his knighthood following the near-collapse of the Royal Bank of Scotland was a "terrible