Honours fury

I heard the news about those about to receive honours from David Cameron (pictured), for services rendered, in his resignation list.

Tuesday, 9th August 2016, 9:26 am
Updated Tuesday, 9th August 2016, 10:29 am

We have all come to feel the whole system is massively devalued with every new list that gets released, due to the potential abuse of it and certain cronyism.

Whether it is pandering to celebrities who have in large part made huge amounts of money for what they do, but are perceived to provide voting value.

Therefore they find themselves on the red carpet to being honoured.

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Of course, there are many ordinary and extraordinary people who deserve to be honoured.

Their valuable work is diminished by the wanton gongs for funds, and honours for favours.

Theresa May has done herself no service at all by condoning this action by Cameron.

Why does a stylist to his wife deserve anything other than her pay for doing the job she is employed for, no matter how chummy she is with her former employer?

This is not the first time, and sadly it will not be the last, that what should be a reason to celebrate recognition of excellent work in many fields by citizens of this country and the wider Commonwealth, is traduced and shamed by this “gongs for mates’”

Of course, it is what we have come to expect from the posh boys of the Conservative elite.

When you have everything, you want something not available in a shop.

Chris Gallacher, TD VR,


UKIP Redcar,

Normanby Road,