Monday, 25 August 2008

His Majesty Mr Brown!

Despite the gimmicky golden nose on the jumbo jet bringing our victorious Olympian athletes home, I applaud their prowess on water, field and track. They have made us all proud. Indeed, the medallists all deserve encouragement and national recognition for their outstanding achievements.

Betraying my slight bias, it was clearly stage-managed for the Prime Minister and his ministerial minion, Miss Harman, to stand with Cheshire cat grins and welcome home our athletes. Mr Brown has already proclaimed that the medallists shall be honoured with knighthoods and various degrees of the Order of the British Empire. He has deliberately ignored the protocol whereby the announcement of these Honours is the prerogative of the Crown! Will this gesture make him less unpopular than he already is? I think not.

No comments :