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June Sarpong MBE. Eh?

#1
I can't help but wonder how some people qualify for honours.

I like Jo Public getting stuff for working hard; a milkman, a shoeshine bloke who is 80, a few people who've done loads of community work. This keeps awards from appearing too elitist and these people are often unsung and unrecognised. They will also really appreciate them.

Rod Stewart? Well I suppose he is at the top of his game and has been for some decades. However, I would have thought that the multi-millions, the models requiring humping, the drink, the drugs, the fame, the adoration, the groupies etc would be more than enough reward. His work has hardly been selfless; he has been handsomely rewarded throughout his career. Still, he is something of a national icon so I can see some sense.

But June Sarpong. JUNE SARPONG!! Have I missed something? Whilst I've been on TELIC has she saved an orphanage or something? As far as I am aware she is a low profile, second or third eleven pop TV presenter. Vernon Kaye has moved on - she hasn't. I've seen 18 year olds expose themselves to enemy fire to cover their friends. What in the name of God has June done?
 
#2
Someone mentioned in another thread that her boyfriend was some apparatchik in NuLabPolit.

Probably promised him a (stopping here as this isn't the NAAFI).
 

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#5
Well at least it shows you don't have to give money to New Labour to get honours, they seem have a sliding scale of "favours" for honours.
 
#7
She is THE most annoying person on TV. And she is up against some stiff opposition. I am aghast. And no, I'd rather take a cheese grater to my bell end.
 
#9
chocolate_frog said:
Could it be because she is bla er. a childrens entertainer and high profile?
My word Choccy Frog you aren't suggesting New Labor of crass tokenism in honoring children’s presenters?

If they went in for that sort of thing John Lesley should be honored for services to caddish bounderingism.
 
#10
She has got a really large gob so maybe its because she has something in common with skullface cherie. She also has the most irritating laugh. Pound her face in with a mallet.
 
#17
Just a thought, while you are all drooling over some gobby PC-colour TV nonentity ... someone else got put up for an honour. However, on the downside, he's white, male and [embarassingly for Bliar and Co.] an outstanding International sportsman. Sadly, he's not related to The Queen, and his sport is not PC. I quote from the "Early Day Motion" put to the House ...

That this House congratulates Home Nation medal winners in the shooting events at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne; further congratulates Michael Gault on winning his 14th Commonwealth Games medal and becoming the UK's most decorated Commonwealth Games athlete; further congratulates all members of the home nations' shooting teams; notes the continuing success that UK shooters have at major championships and the Olympic Games; recognises the important contribution that UK shooters will make at the 2012 Olympic Games in London; and supports responsible gun ownership.

Obviously Micky got nothing. All that work and dedication for two decades, but it's not soccer or cricket or Meedja or donating Party Funds or riding horses, innit :twisted: ... :roll: ... :twisted:

Bl**dy Government Honours Lists ... they are a disgrace to the Nation. Thank God the Military ones still have credibility.
 
#20
jase2472 said:
WTF is going on with this country
You, the people, have lost control of it. It is not a democracy, it is a bureaucracy augmented by a plutocracy.

You're sha**ed, guys, unless people go and vote with their brains instead of their wallets. Some chance, eh? :wink:
 

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