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“Lord” Ballyedmond…An Alternative Tribute

Its not exactly classy to speak ill of the Dead. And maybe, Death is so much of a tragedy to the bereaved that we should just hold our tongues at even the most unlikely “tributes”. But sometimes the record just … Continue reading

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New Years Honours?

Once again, I can assure you all that I will not be getting a OBE or MBE from Mrs Windsor this year. In fact Mrs Fitzjames Horse is a shoe-in to be offered one at some stage. She has been … Continue reading

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“Sir” Fred Goodwin Becomes “Mr” Fred Goodwin

I am no fan of the British “Honours” System. In so far as there should be awards at all, they should be for actually achieving something. But the system of awarding a MBE to a long-serving midwife who has delvered … Continue reading

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The British “New Years Honours” Explained

Those dull days between Christmas and New Year can be brightened by idle speculation on the New Years Honours List. Twice a year…….on her “official” birthday and New Year the “Queen” awards honours to her subjects. Of course these “honours” … Continue reading

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