Tag Archives: New Years Honours

MBEs …And Stuff

Isn’t it funny how you discuss a subject frivilously and end up having a row. Mrs FJH and I only row twice a year…at the “Queens” Birthday Honours and “New Year Honours”. Basically I have told Mrs FJH that she … Continue reading

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Arise “Lord” Ford?

My readers are all great admirers of Alliance Party Leader, David Ford. Will he be awarded a peerage …presumably “for services to the DUP and Sinn Féin” before standing down from the Assembly? A peerage would be richly deserved. Ford … Continue reading

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New Year “Honours”?

It is difficult to explain the British “Honours” System to my American friends. It is an undemocratic nonsense. But here goes. Britain is a “monarchy”. The Head of State is Mrs Elizabeth Windsor. Now well into her eighties, she has … 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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New Years Honours Round Up

First of all, I should point out that a few days ago, I was “predicting” Honours unaware that the embargo had already been lifted and BBC News and Sky News were already announcing that Ronnie Corbett (the comedian) had been … Continue reading

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The British “New Years Honours” Choreography in Norn Iron.

We all know someone who has a MBE or OBE. Occasionally they actually deserve it (with the proviso that I dont like the System at all). Yet there is a choreography. ……certainly at the lowest levels.The Cabinet Office controls the … Continue reading

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