Can anyone tell us why people like dirty little gnome Alan Sugar get honoured?
Why is it that people whose life’s work it has been to make money for themselves, stepping on anyone who gets in their way, behaving in such a vile fashion that they actually make a name from it get rewarded by the honours system?
While we are all for the likes of Paul Smith, Helen Mirren and Mick Jagger getting honoured – and obviously dinner ladies and lollypop ladies who’ve spent their lives on low wages helping other people – we would like it explained to us why characters like Alan Sugar – now a sir, soon to be a Lord – should get the country’s recognition for being greedy, talentless money-grubbers? All those arses in the city, heads of corporations, chiefs of industry… they weren’t in it for the good of mankind, you know? They were feathering nests.
To honour them for that seems to be the same as honouring a dog for pissing against a lamp-post: it’s just what they do.