Saturday, 31 December 2011

A vagary of the honours system

Be one of four who commit a crime, be found guilty, serve half your sentence and years later receive an honour.

Be one of that same four who commit a crime, be found guilty, be spared any committal sentence due to ill health, but have your honour taken away instead.

Weird honours system.


Just saying.............

6 comments:

Antisthenes said...

Are you fully sure of your facts on this one.I suspect you are only half right.

Just saying........

WitteringsfromWitney said...

A: And your suspicions are based on.....?

Antisthenes said...

Something on Guy Fawkes blog yesterday and Tim Worstall today. Sorry cannot be more specific.

WitteringsfromWitney said...

A: OK, read Tim Worstall here:
http://timworstall.com/2011/12/31/the-truth-about-gerald-ronsons-cbe/

So the cynic in me says that possibly the 'rehabilitation' is done to ensure an honour.........?

Sorry, my original comment that it is a weird honours system stands. It is also obvious that it is 'skewed'.

The Boiling Frog said...

Have to say I agree WfW, with 3 words:

Sir Mick Jagger

WitteringsfromWitney said...

TBF: Yup, he's another.