West Cumbrian MP leads the local honours
Last updated at 11:15, Monday, 25 June 2012
WEST Cumbrian MP Tony Cunningham is knighted and several high-profile Cumbrians have been awarded gongs in the Queen’s Birthday Honours’ List.
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Apparently he's a very hard working guy so thoroughly deserves this work to be recognised. But, seriously, does it not make you cringe that we are using these titles in 2012? A knight of the realm? Plus, most of them go to wonderful people like Sir Fred Goodwin who nobody had ever heard of until he ruined millions of peoples lives.
I was at first going to do my usual and criticise MP's but he has done more than most in his role so congratulations,i now hope jamie reed has a marker on what an MP's role is and in say maybe 50-60yrs time he may be considered.
Our newly knighted MP says it's not just an honour for him, it's an honour for the people of West Cumbria. Oh good, does that mean I can call myself "Sir" now, just like you, Tony? Otherwise, what you say is just a load of old tosh and humbug really. But then, humbug's clearly the order of the day, when you consider that the last government, of which my fellow honoured citizen was a whip, stopped the practice of doling out knighthoods to senior MPs, and yet His Tonyship is happy to benefit from that practice now that the next lot in government have revived it. As has our fellow honoured citizen, His Tonyship's former government colleague Dame Tessa of the Jowells. At least unlike them, when I start going round calling myself "Sir" (as I think I shall after His tonyship's kind invitation to do so), no-one can accuse me of hypocrisy.