Honours system

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Government refuses to release Lebedev peerage details despite MPs’ instruction
Commons told ministers to publish information after revelations of intelligence service concerns over businessman’s appointment

Peter Walker Political correspondent

12, May, 2022 @4:10 PM

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When our honours system wasn’t such a joke | Letter
Letter: Jeremy Yapp remembers a time when innovation, vision, selflessness and hard work were rewarded


07, Mar, 2022 @5:03 PM

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Just when No 10 wants to be taken seriously, it creates Sir Gavin Williamson | Marina Hyde
It’s hard to believe Boris Johnson will really crack down on Putin’s cronies, when he’s just knighted one of his own, says Guardian columnist Marina Hyde

Marina Hyde

04, Mar, 2022 @2:23 PM

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Gavin Williamson – his blunders in full
Five incidents that explain why former Education Secretary’s knighthood has been condemned as a reward for failure

Peter Walker Political correspondent

03, Mar, 2022 @7:30 PM

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Gavin Williamson awarded knighthood by Boris Johnson
MP presided over exams debacle after being sacked as defence secretary for alleged leak

Peter Walker Political correspondent

03, Mar, 2022 @5:15 PM

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Fixer tells of meeting with Prince Charles’s aide to discuss Saudi honour
Prince’s Foundation middleman says in 2014 he attended talk about award for billionaire donor

Jon Ungoed-Thomas

20, Feb, 2022 @9:15 AM

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Prince Charles could be called as witness in cash-for-honours investigation
Scotland Yard looking into allegations that the Prince’s Foundation charity offered help in securing a knighthood

Jamie Grierson and Vikram Dodd

16, Feb, 2022 @7:58 PM

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The Queen is ill-advised in knighting Tony Blair | Letters
Letters: Sir Keir Starmer seems to have forgotten his principles, writes Keith Flett. How can the Queen be so out of touch, asks Dr Patrick Hoyte


05, Jan, 2022 @6:03 PM

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'Sir Tony Blair'? How cheaply knighthoods come in our broken honours system | Simon Jenkins
Bestowing this award shows how urgently we need reform, says Guardian columnist Simon Jenkins

Simon Jenkins

05, Jan, 2022 @9:27 AM

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Speaker defends Tony Blair knighthood after backlash
Critics argue legacy of 2003 Iraq invasion makes former PM unsuitable for Queen’s highest honour

Vanessa Thorpe

01, Jan, 2022 @5:32 PM

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Cabinet Office fined £500,000 over New Year honours list data breach
Regulator says safety of hundreds of individuals was jeopardised after their addresses were posted online

Dan Milmo Technology editor

02, Dec, 2021 @12:46 PM

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Marcus Rashford says he will give MBE to his mum
England footballer vows to continue efforts to lift children out of poverty after receiving honour

Jem Bartholomew

09, Nov, 2021 @6:27 PM

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