Now I've heard/read of a few stories, several debunked as bollocks, of SNCO's, WO's and Officers writing up their own award nominations. It's also blatantly obvious that it's a back-scrathcing exercise in the Civil Service to nominate each other, but for the amateurs out there; Are you doing it properly. The pop-up Ad prompted me to have a look at this website Awardsintelligence.co.uk It's a helpful guide to nominatring yourself for the House of Lords, a quango or a Gong. Has the honours system become so bad where knobbers are touting for business to help get yourself honoured. I mean FFS, what happened to good ol' days of bunging a Political Party a wedge or employing their wife or kids? The website hints as nominating others, but it's clearly aimed at getting yourself an 'O' or a 'C' etc. Is it about time these were kicked into touch? I'm sick of reading about some old Spinster EO in Paper-clip procurement getting MBE's for services to Tea-Making, staying behind a few times, ad nauseam. Medicore nobody Company bosses, senior plod and some quango boss or other. I know this subject raises it's ugly head each New Year, HM Birthday etc. but this advert just about took the biscuit.