A few scaleys in this year's honours list (PDF at http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/bsp/hi/pdfs/16_06_07_hons_dept.pdf), including the ex-Ops Offr of 2 Sigs. I wonder if he might break into a smile for a change! Isn't it strange how long you have to do in the mob and how much work they generally have to do over and above the call of duty before getting recommended for MBE, but scumbag celebrities get it for just for being on telly. It makes me mad. Examples are that annoying bint June Sarpong getting MBE last year "for services to the entertainment industry" (eh?) and just about every member of the England football, rugby and cricket teams. These people seem to get it purely for doing their jobs and getting extremely well paid into the bargain. Congratulations to all our RSIGNALS brethren who will be treading the boards at Buckingham Palace soon. (I bet you're scared to nick something ).