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Started by JerkinMcGherkin on Jun 8, 2019 12:30:16 AM
The Queen's birthday honours list 2019

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/the-queens-birthday-honours-list-2019

Olivia Coleman, Bear Grylls, Elvis Costello and Simon Russell Beale among honorees.

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clammy - 08 Jun 2019 08:07:45 (#1 of 20)

How much say does betty have in the selection of who actually is awarded what?

Electro2 - 08 Jun 2019 08:14:32 (#2 of 20)

Only orders for chivalry are made after a personal decision by the Queen.

Arjuna - 08 Jun 2019 08:17:57 (#3 of 20)

0.4% of the successful candidates come from a BAME background

solomongursky - 08 Jun 2019 08:45:10 (#4 of 20)

I just read a Lee Child book. It was daft. One of his old mates gets thrown out of a helicopter.

Electro2 - 08 Jun 2019 08:47:37 (#5 of 20)

Reacher for the sky!

RosyLovelady - 08 Jun 2019 08:47:39 (#6 of 20)

< Only orders for chivalry are made after a personal decision by the Queen. >

She's well known as a connoisseuse of horse flesh.

FleurDuMal - 08 Jun 2019 09:22:03 (#7 of 20)

She eats horses?

solomongursky - 08 Jun 2019 09:23:30 (#8 of 20)

She likes a lot of hands between her legs.

Electro2 - 08 Jun 2019 09:25:15 (#9 of 20)

And a Knight in a garter!

SinnerBoy - 08 Jun 2019 09:30:01 (#10 of 20)

Why has Grilled Bears been given a gong? He's fucking hopeless.

Also, the civil servant, who was behind the Windrush scandal stuff, has also been give one.

barafundle - 08 Jun 2019 09:31:35 (#11 of 20)

And Feargal Sharkey!

Electro2 - 08 Jun 2019 09:32:29 (#12 of 20)

The honour for Grylls, the Chief Scout, is for ‘services to young people, the media and charity’.

HouseOfLametta - 08 Jun 2019 09:55:36 (#13 of 20)

Piss Drinker Pursuivant.

SinnerBoy - 08 Jun 2019 10:18:46 (#14 of 20)

Electro2 -

The honour for Grylls, the Chief Scout, is for ‘services to young people, the media and charity’.

Ah, so not for self-publicity and overly dramatic survival programmes, with wobbly camera work? And doing dangerous things, which should be avoided, by stranded people? And eating plants, with absolutely no explanation of why they're edible and how to distinguish them from poisonous stuff?

guigal - 08 Jun 2019 10:26:53 (#15 of 20)

10.4% come from a BAME background - the highest ever, by a small margin, in the Queen's Birthday Honours. (Mirror)

How do they count them? Just by looking at them?

nolongerstumpy - 09 Jun 2019 13:29:56 (#16 of 20)

"and a CBE for pioneering computer scientist and co-creator of the first Acron Micro computer, Sophie Wilson."

Technology so groundbreaking, the honours list website team couldn't be bothered to spellcheck it.

JerkinMcGherkin - 09 Jun 2019 13:50:35 (#17 of 20)

And Feargal Sharkey!

He's been on various committees and representative bodies aimed at preserving live music for a number of years now, plus he was on the board of the Radio Authority, one of the precurors of OfCom.

SatelliteOne - 09 Jun 2019 18:44:22 (#18 of 20)

Elvis Costello? Who next, John Terry?

Electro2 - 09 Jun 2019 18:46:54 (#19 of 20)

“To be honest,” Costello said, “I’m pretty tickled to receive this acknowledgement for my ‘Services To Music,’ as it confirms my long held suspicion nobody really listens to the words in songs or the outcome might have been somewhat different.”

YorenInTheNorth - 09 Jun 2019 19:07:40 (#20 of 20)

Order of the Knight Under the Nottingham Trees for Johnson.

Order of The Warrior At Thanet for Farage.

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