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New Year's Honours
31-12-2005, 10:09 AM
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New Year's Honours

What a complete load of lovey dovey bollox. When I saw Tom Jones on the front page of the paper today, I thought he must've died - but no - he's now Sir Tom Jones. Errr, why??
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31-12-2005, 10:14 AM
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why is he not dead? or why is he a Sir?

I totally agree Max, it makes a mockery out of people that actually contribute something to the nation.

pah! what other lovey got a gong?

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31-12-2005, 11:57 AM
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it's just like all the other tacky, mind numbingly boring award shows really isn't it!

One of the typists where my mum used to work got awarded the MBE. Whilst she was an excellent typist she was also a complete manipulator of people and spent a lot of her time organising coach trips and other such social activities, making herself the centre of attention and organising spiteful cliques where she was Queen Bee ... rather than actually typing ... what's that all about then?!

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31-12-2005, 12:07 PM
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It's a complete farce isn't it?

My uncle got an award for being a senior 'public servant' and retiring with a very generous pension. He's such an anti-royalist too! I'd have thought more of him had he refused it.

Vivienne Westwood is now a Dame. I wonder if she'll wear knickers this time :laugh:

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31-12-2005, 12:28 PM
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It's about time that the whole honours system was looked at - it seems that awards are given to "celebrities" just for doing thier job - I mean what is so special about Tom Jones?.Why give the whole English cricket team awards for winning a test series? The women's team did exactly the same - but only the captain got an award - why?

It seems to me that if you are an "ordinary" person you have to do something special to get an award.

If you are a civil servant - you just get one for hanging around for a while.

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31-12-2005, 12:41 PM
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Good article here - even for the Telegraph !

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31-12-2005, 02:07 PM
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I find the whole thing a farce too - Seb Coe gets a knighthood for the London Olympic bid but what about all those in the background who probably worked just as hard. And anyway shouldn't be be happy enough with being a Lord - seems a bit selfish wanting be a Sir now as well! :blink:

Our local head-teacher got a CBE but don't know what for - probably just plucked his name out of a hat!:cool1:

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31-12-2005, 03:36 PM
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it was on the radio today that Bruce Forsyth has now got a CBE as well as an OBE or is it MBE - I dunno - but why does he get another one? Strictly Come Dancing was good but not that flippin good

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31-12-2005, 03:38 PM
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This was just on the UK Channel News. Could someone tell me what CBE, OBE and MBE stands for?
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31-12-2005, 03:50 PM
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OBE is Order of the British Empire i think, MBE is member of British Empire, haven't a clue about CBE

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