19th November 2018
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Farcical award (Ian Selbie)

At one point you were made a “sir” after defending the monarch/princes on the battlefield but it’s all gone downhill.

You can now be “knighted” if you are a large donor to a political party, cack singer/actor, floor cleaner/washing machine inventor (Dyson) who then took his production abroad for cheaper labour.

And now, apparently, you can get the award for giving the heir apparent and his wife bed and breakfast.

But nothing for the pioneering surgeons/heart disease research.

Ian R Selbie
17 Twageos Road,
Lerwick.

3 comments

  1. mrs.C. Donald

    Nowadays anyone can get a medal for being headline news and a knighthood voted by as many friends that can be mustered.
    Pop stars getting medals was outrageous in the 1960’s when the Beatles were honoured and a number of medal recipients returned theirs in protest which I vividly remember.

    Christine Donald
    Sandwick

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  2. David Spence

    Its not surprising in this ‘ celebrity culture ‘, that we are bombarded with by the TV via entertainment for the delinquents and brain-dead of society programmes such as Britains got talent, X Factor, Big Brother etc etc……oh, yes, and if you are good at kicking a ball……football….the sport for the masses (cause most people could do it because its a ‘ semi-skilled (said loosely) sport’) but we have to glorify the buffoons which promote such puerile activity and put them in the same league as people who are seriously more deserving of an accolade than some over-hyped, over-paid, semi-skilled buffoon with a football……….but we forget, its entertainment for the delinquents and brain-dead of society to keep them amused and subjugated into a pseudo tribal competitive jungle warfare because some idiots would rather spend thousands on worshipping their false idols than doing something more productive within the community. The sooner the age of the celebrity is over, the better.

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  3. Mark Ritch

    Come on Ian – those that were honoured for “defending othe monarchy on the battlefield” were lucky if they could see the damn place through a powerful pair of binoculars. The poor saps that slogged through the mud to defeat the Mullah/Kaiser/Ayatollah/Presidente were lucky to be handed an extra grog ration.

    The honours system has always been a load of b******s. Do try to keep up.

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