02 November 2015

A tap on the shoulder

Sometimes the Aussies get it right:
Australia will no longer appoint knights and dames under the honours system, PM Malcolm Turnbull has said.
Mr Turnbull said the titles were "not appropriate" in modern Australia, and that Queen Elizabeth had accepted the cabinet's recommendation to drop them.
Could the UK not do the same?  After all, hack politicians, ageing actors, political donors and superannuated civil service permanent secretaries are already sufficiently well-rewarded.


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