Honours system

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Leonard Cohen could shake it off like Taylor Swift | Brief letters
Brief letters: Long concerts | Max Richter scale | A woman’s work | Doing the honours | Bob Davenport | Bukayo Saka’s brilliance

29, Mar, 2023 @4:29 PM

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Liz Truss criticised for ‘stunning lack of humility’ over reported peerage plans
Ex-PM has reportedly nominated at least four new members of Lords despite only lasting 49 days in No 10

Alexandra Topping

25, Mar, 2023 @6:01 PM

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Liz Truss requests peerages for some of her closest Tory supporters
Former prime minister understood to have submitted list despite government lasting only seven weeks

Rowena Mason Whitehall editor

24, Mar, 2023 @7:43 PM

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The wife of ‘Sir Stanley’ couldn’t stomach his abuse and nor should the rest of us | Catherine Bennett
Boris Johnson’s plan to bestow an honour on his father is a blow to those seeking to protect women from domestic violence

Catherine Bennett

12, Mar, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Hastening the demise of the honours system | Brief letters
Brief letters: Johnson’s patronage | Marital mishearings | Morning margaritas | Missing frogs | A veritable feast

10, Mar, 2023 @4:39 PM

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Boris Johnson nominates Daily Mail chief Paul Dacre for peerage for second time
Placing of media boss on resignation honours list despite previous rejection puts Rishi Sunak in difficult position

Kiran Stacey

09, Mar, 2023 @9:00 PM

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When Mum made me a class celebrity | Brief letters
Brief letters: Sex education | Quarter-zipper, all style | Older slogan wear | Stale pasties | Knight rider

08, Mar, 2023 @5:58 PM

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It’s the media that keeps promoting Boris Johnson’s family | Letter
Letter: On election night in 2019, you couldn’t turn on the TV without coming across a member of the Johnson family, says Teresa Rodrigues

07, Mar, 2023 @5:44 PM

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Cabinet Office minister casts doubt on whether Sue Gray followed proper process over job with Starmer – as it happened
Jeremy Quin says it is unprecedented for serving permanent secretary to resign to take job with leader of opposition

Harry Taylor (now) and Andrew Sparrow (earlier)

06, Mar, 2023 @7:39 PM

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I thought my opinion of Boris Johnson couldn’t be lower. Then he nominated his father for a knighthood | Zoe Williams
The former prime minister either sees the UK as his own personal fiefdom – or he has an ulterior motive, writes Zoe Williams

Zoe Williams

06, Mar, 2023 @12:25 PM

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A love of Shakespeare is one reason to accept an honour. What’s everyone else’s excuse? | Catherine Bennett
Actors aside, only the foolhardy can now say yes to a gong in the debased era of Liz Truss and Boris Johnson

Catherine Bennett

19, Feb, 2023 @7:01 AM

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Alan Cumming hands back his OBE citing the ‘toxicity of empire’
Actor says recent conversations about role of monarchy ‘opened his eyes’ to suffering of Indigenous people around the world

Tim Jonze

27, Jan, 2023 @11:46 AM

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