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Started by Shadrack22 on Jul 17, 2020 11:33:35 PM
Ian Botham given peerage as reward for Brexit loyalty: Arise Lord Beefy!

Times front page: ‘Botham given peerage as reward for Brexit loyalty.’

Other new peers according to The Times:

Frank Field, Gisela Stuart, Ian Austin, John Woodcock, Ken Clarke, Philip Hammond, Ed Vaizey.

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Jacob_Richter - 18 Jul 2020 14:11:35 (#1 of 53)

What a shower.

Tadagee - 18 Jul 2020 14:23:06 (#2 of 53)

No knighthood for Bielsa?

Scandalous!!!

widenation - 18 Jul 2020 14:29:33 (#3 of 53)

Ian (middle stump) Botham?

harryhaller - 18 Jul 2020 14:32:19 (#4 of 53)

This should be in the sports folder.

nac1001 - 18 Jul 2020 14:32:29 (#5 of 53)

It's about as good an idea as having Matt Hancock batting at 6 for England

harryhaller - 18 Jul 2020 14:33:23 (#6 of 53)

I mean the Cricket folder

https://justthetalk.com/cricket

solomongursky - 18 Jul 2020 14:33:31 (#7 of 53)

Pros-Walked around for charity long before Capt Sir Tom

Cons-Coked-up racist

nac1001 - 18 Jul 2020 14:37:21 (#8 of 53)

"Personally, I think that England is an island. I think that England should be England. And I think that we should keep that."

With deep insights like that he should be Sports Minister by the end of the year.

LemonGrass - 18 Jul 2020 14:55:47 (#9 of 53)

And this week England are playing against a group of islands.

cozzer - 18 Jul 2020 14:58:06 (#10 of 53)

<sad eyes of Guyana>

LemonGrass - 18 Jul 2020 15:39:21 (#11 of 53)

Have you ever been to the Bourda, cozzer?

Winner - 18 Jul 2020 16:13:08 (#12 of 53)

What does Gisela Stuart have to say for herself these days?

Shadrack22 - 31 Jul 2020 16:21:32 (#13 of 53)

Boris Johnson’s brother, Jo Johnson, the former England cricketer Sir Ian Botham and the newspaper owner Evgeny Lebedev are among 36 nominations for peerages announced by the government.

Also included on the list are Ruth Davidson, Ken Clarke, Philip Hammond and Nigel Dodds. Theresa May’s husband, Philip, will receive a knighthood.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/jul/31/e
vgeny-lebedev-jo-johnson-and-ian-botham-among-36-peerage-nominations-boris

Shadrack22 - 31 Jul 2020 16:25:05 (#14 of 53)

Also Claire Fox, Kate Hoey and Gisela Stuart.

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Delighted_User - 31 Jul 2020 17:17:35 (#16 of 53)

How can anyone take this seriously?

carterbrandon - 31 Jul 2020 17:29:15 (#17 of 53)

So now we have a former KGB spy in the legislature.

He can chat with Cummings about the old days, and they can have a good old laugh at the Johnson kompromat Polaroids.

Antimatter - 31 Jul 2020 17:31:15 (#18 of 53)

I hope they all get Covid, apart from Ian Botham who I have met and found him very self effacing and amusing.

cozzer - 31 Jul 2020 17:33:02 (#19 of 53)

He obviously has a different personality for TV work then.

Antimatter - 31 Jul 2020 17:34:44 (#20 of 53)

Absolutely, he was always a total dullard on TV, but in person was great. He was the reason I got interested in cricket in the first place so I have a bit of a soft spot.

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