The disreputable honours system

Mr Fred Goodwin (as I have assiduously called him on these pages for the past three years) has now found that he should not place his trust in “princes” – influential or powerful people. When Mr Goodwin had power those with power honoured him; those without power were cowered by him. Those with power invited him to bear the mark of the powerful – a knighthood – not for any great act of valour or courage or charity although these are the qualities of a very perfect knight. He was awarded this mark of honour for apparently making a great deal of money for his employer. In addition to a massive share of the talents, Mr Goodwin was considered deserving of an honour. Continue reading