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Dissolution Honours

Postby miner » Fri May 05, 2017 2:06 am

Theresa May has signalled an end to cronyism in the honours system by becoming the first prime minister not to publish a dissolution honours list in more than 60 years.

MPs who have chosen not to stand for re-election in June have been told not to expect an award, The Telegraph can disclose.

Mrs May wants a clean break from the tradition of prime ministers using honours lists to reward close aides and advisers.



Well done, Theresa. Not before time, too, particularly after David Cameron's crass stupidity.
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Re: Dissolution Honours

Postby dls » Fri May 05, 2017 9:20 am

It is particularly significant since the main challenge in the forthcoming bruising encounters will be a House of Lords with built in substantial majorities against her.

Given also the rather silly statements of the parties, frightened that they will be unable to assemble a significant vote share, and claiming that therefore the election is somehow anti-democratic, it shows a determination to rely directly on an elected government challenging the unelected appointees to do what they must.

It is indeed refreshing.
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Re: Dissolution Honours

Postby Hairyloon » Fri May 05, 2017 10:21 am

dls wrote:Given also the rather silly statements of the parties, frightened that they will be unable to assemble a significant vote share, and claiming that therefore the election is somehow anti-democratic...

I don't know about anti-democratic, but this whole fiasco is symptomatic of the fundamental breakdown of our democratic systems.
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Re: Dissolution Honours

Postby miner » Fri May 05, 2017 11:19 am

Make no mistake, the fundamental breakdown of our democratic systems is led by the EU, and in particular the unelected European Commission and the European Council.
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Re: Dissolution Honours

Postby atticus » Fri May 05, 2017 11:23 am

And the knee jerks again.
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