Honours system

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Rebuild the spire but spare the trees | Brief letters
Brief letters: Notre Dame | Dogs | Cats | Big mistakes | Royal award


19, Feb, 2021 @4:41 PM

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Paramedic in new year honours list calls for global health equality
Nich Woolf spent eight months caring for people in Vanuatu, one of the world’s most remote communities

Mattha Busby

01, Jan, 2021 @6:51 PM

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A bridge too far for the renaming game? | Brief letters
Brief letters: Teachers and coronavirus | Honours and Spike Milligan | Art quiz | World leaders | Severn Bridge


01, Jan, 2021 @5:26 PM

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Number of people rejecting Queen's honours doubles in past decade
Exclusive: hundreds reject knighthoods and MBEs as unease around empire and favours grows

Mattha Busby

01, Dec, 2020 @3:06 PM

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Boris Johnson and Evgeny Lebedev: a decade of politics, parties and peerages
Pair have been friends since 2009, but security concerns were raised because of the Russian tycoon’s father, a one-time Moscow spy

Luke Harding and Dan Sabbagh

21, Oct, 2020 @1:00 PM

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John Sentamu peerage snub criticised as 'institutional prejudice'
Britain’s first black archbishop has not been given Lords seat though his predecessor was

Harriet Sherwood

18, Oct, 2020 @3:30 PM

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Mary Berry in line for damehood in Queen's birthday honours list
Coronavirus key workers and volunteers also to be included in 2020 list, say reports

Amy Walker

04, Oct, 2020 @2:10 PM

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The Queen strips disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein of CBE
The jailed former movie mogul is removed from the roll of honour of the award given to him in 2004

Staff and agencies

18, Sep, 2020 @1:06 PM

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The House of Lords is absurd because it suits MPs to keep it that way
Boris Johnson’s shameless honours list is just a particularly blatant demonstration of parliament’s scorn for democratic legitimacy

Andrew Rawnsley

09, Aug, 2020 @7:45 AM

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Does parliament really want to be a squalid haven for those who abuse power? | Catherine Bennett
The failure to suspend the Tory MP accused of rape is a mark of dire Commons’ standards

Catherine Bennett

09, Aug, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Boris Johnson 'still committed to Lords reduction' despite 36 peerages
PM has added second-highest number of new peers to upper house in more than 20 years

Peter Walker and Ben Quinn

03, Aug, 2020 @2:30 PM

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Boris Johnson's list of lords is a disgrace | Simon Jenkins
The way members of our second chamber are chosen casts a pall of corruption over Westminster, says Guardian columnist Simon Jenkins

Simon Jenkins

03, Aug, 2020 @1:12 PM

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