Little hope of a fairer system
AN all-party group of lefty MPs discovered a disproportionate number of top honours being awarded to civil service mandarins and celebrities. The MPs' report recommends the awarding of honours needs to reflect the contribution of good deeds and charity work by ordinary citizens. Some hope! Most people with two wits to rub together became aware of the honours partiality decades ago. As a gesture to equality, the annual ritual of bestowing honours to worthy citizens in the form of MBEs and OBEs etc is enacted to acknowledge their virtuousness. As a result, thousands of brave and selfless people are left feeling admired and their community grateful their good deeds have been recognised. However, some honours bestowed to the general public seem tenuous when compared to the knighthoods and peerages reserved for top civil servants, the rich and the famous. This is not due to some accidental oversight but an act of deliberate intention.
In order to enable the establishment to wield power, a degree of honours favouritism is an indispensable requirement. The establishments apex is the Royal family. That is why so many rising up the social ladder are anxious to be seen in their company. We should never under estimate the importance of royalist propaganda by top politicians and celebrities whose favourable comments are often made under pretext of procuring honours at a later stage in their career.
This cosy quid pro quo relationship underlies Britain's honours system. It is what keeps the aristocracy snug, frustrates any reform the House of Lords, allows the super rich to shift their wealth to tax havens and keeps the working class in their place.
The MPs' recommendations are unlikely to mark a new epoch of fairness, favouring the general public. Their revision of a more level playing field, regarding the distribution of honours, is simply wishful thinking.
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