Archive for February 2017

Beckham in four-letter tirade

Sean O’Neill, Chief Reporter February 7 2017, 12:01am, The Times Special rules should not apply, MPs said yesterday, after reports that Whitehall officials had held informal discussions over problems with the former England football captain’s nomination for a knighthood. Leaked emails, allegedly hacked from the computers of Beckham’s public relations advisers, revealed that he was on the…

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Inequality in Queen’s Honour Allocations

A cursory glance at the table below would suggest that there is an issue brewing, especially given that in 2015 more women than men where named. But hold on, even I can deduce from the numbers below that the average over the last 7 years is 46.5%. This year it’s 46.8%, an increase of 0.3%.…

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