Mugabe stripped of knighthood
Archbishop Desmond Tutu said that Mugabe has 'mutated into something that is quite unbelievable', and that he has 'turned into a kind of Frankenstein for his people'.
The Foreign Office states that the action is for President Mugabe's 'abuse of human rights' and his 'abject disregard' for democracy.
Since the former has been known for years, it must be the latter which has persuaded David Miliband of the need to act.
Cranmer wonders who else at this time might be deserving of public rebuke, humiliation and the withdrawal of privileges and honours for their abject disregard for democracy.