Monday, July 20, 2009

Baron Sugar of Clapton

..advance, create and prefer our trusty and well-beloved Sir Alan Michael Sugar? the state degree style dignity title and honour of Baron Sugar of Clapton?

...appoint give and grant unto him the said name state degree style dignity title and honour of Baron Sugar, to have and to hold unto him for his life?

Or until such time as it becomes expedient for him to relinquish it.

Having previously said he would be 'politically neutral' and had no intention of aligning himself with Labour and that he did not know what ‘taking the Labour whip’ meant, it transpires that he has discovered its meaning and will, after all, be taking it - in a manifestly non-neutral fashion.

And so the star of 'The Apprentice' is elevated; another celebrity is advanced; another crony ennobled.

Baron Sugar of Clapton.

Sweet and sour.


Blogger Tory Rascal said...

Lordsugar lacks the bouncy charm of Suralan. He can't keep his title for long.

20 July 2009 at 16:51  
Blogger Timothy Belmont said...

The Right Honourable Alan Michael Baron Sugar of Clapham? The Lord and Lady Sugar?
Gawd help us. He'd better not expect us to bow and doff our caps when he's driven past in his limousine.

Employees, address him as "your lordship".

20 July 2009 at 17:03  
Anonymous Got the Guts to wear God said...

Baron Sugar!!! Sounds like a made up Gangster name. I wonder how much the title cost him? Another cash for hounours scam.

20 July 2009 at 17:21  
Blogger Timothy Belmont said...

You notice I said Clapham instead of Clapton earlier. Ah well, who cares except his lordship?

Gangster? Now he's the Sugar Daddy of 'em all.

pity his title didn't expire along with G Brown's term of office.

20 July 2009 at 17:28  
Blogger someday said...

Baron Clapped-Out more like.

20 July 2009 at 19:15  
Blogger Jim Bartlet said...

Forgive me Your Grace but it has to be arsehole by any other name.

20 July 2009 at 19:17  
Blogger Theo said...

Sorry Jim did you mean an amstrad by any other name.......?

20 July 2009 at 19:36  
Blogger English Viking said...

It is a good thing that self control is one of the fruits of The Spirit, else i fear a foul tirade of expletives would follow presently. This publicity stunt is just another example of how vacuous, facile and infantile our governors have become. A servant, when he reigneth......

20 July 2009 at 19:53  
Blogger Jim Bartlet said...

Off Topic Appeal

Cranmer, I think you need to fisk This - Measure not your politician by their Christianity, I would do it myself but it needs doing properly. I got it off that Tom Harris article you commented on Here: Should you vote for a party or God?

20 July 2009 at 20:06  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Baron Wastes.

20 July 2009 at 20:19  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Government by market traders, foreigners and queers ? What ever next?

20 July 2009 at 21:24  
Anonymous Orwellian Prophet said...

No more Suralan but the “Red Baron” now flies high, as Grand Czar of all the Enterprises.

Abrasive. Doesn't suffer fools gladly; I can think of one fool who might get roughed up by his own “Apprentice” before too long.

20 July 2009 at 21:45  
Anonymous Bethel said...

I don't mind him going to the House of Lords as long as he stands tot stand for something worthwhile

20 July 2009 at 21:49  
Anonymous philip walling said...

Oh Lord help us, for there is none other that fighteth for us but only thou Oh Lord.

Would that this were the end of it, but I fear worse is yet to come. They will not rest until they have destroyed everything good, everything holy.
"The beauty of Israel is slain upon thine high places; how are the mighty fallen in the midst of the battle ... Oh Jonathan thou wast slain in thine high places; I am distressed for thee my brother Jonathan; very pleasant hast thou been unto me; thy love to me was wonderful, passing the love of women."

20 July 2009 at 22:57  
Anonymous Fausty said...

Beloved? You're kidding!

Sugar might've been popular before he joined Labour's camp but I doubt joining 'em will done him any favours!

20 July 2009 at 22:58  
Blogger ZZMike said...

It is amazing, the things money will buy these days.

I notice that in reading Her Majesty'e styles, that they skip over some of the dull parts:

"... and our other realms and territiories ..."

Perhaps the enumeration, somewhat shortened from Queen Victoria's time, would be discomforting to that august body assembled.

(As an aside - do Barons still enjoy the droit de seigneur?)

21 July 2009 at 01:26  
Blogger Don't Call Me Dave said...

Your Grace

Although Lord Nutrasweet is a Labour man, I do have a lot of respect for him. When I started my first business, the Amstrad PCW computer had just been launched and it was a non blasphemous godsend. There is no way I could have afforded an IBM, and the Amstrad allowed me to prepare business letters that were professional looking and accounts/invoices that were quite respectable. I still prefer LocoScript word processing to MS Word!

“Seralan” was the saviour for countless small businesses and start-ups. He understood the market place brilliantly and had (has?) a total disdain for waste and bureaucracy - which all good Tories should appreciate.

However, my worry about his appointment as a goat is that he will soon come to realise (if he doesn’t already) that at least half the civil service could be kicked out without any noticeable loss of service to the public, but Pa Broon will simply not accept the medicine that he will prescribe. Lord Sugar, like the other goats before him, will get fed up and walk off - keeping the peerage of course!

Sugar is a bit like Frank Field. If he could be left to do his job the way it needs to be done, he would be brilliant. But it won’t happen, which is a shame because those of us willing to put country before partisan politics know that without radical change, we are rapidly heading for bankruptcy.

21 July 2009 at 02:45  
Blogger Gnostic said...

A Labour peer who doesn't know what "taking the Labour whip" means?

Is he taking the p*ss?

21 July 2009 at 08:54  
Anonymous The Cardinal said...

An odious man in a debased House. It seems to me that until Chancellor Straw is sent to the Tower, left liberal pinkoes and celebrities will continue to detract from the business in hand - reinvigorating the upper chamber.

21 July 2009 at 09:32  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone know the song Sugarman by Rodriguez? I bet you Sugar knows it.

21 July 2009 at 09:35  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your Grace,

I note those involved in the ceremony are 'constitutionally gowned in proper fashion whilst the new parliamentary speaker, Bercow, refused to conform to gown or wig such is his regard to constitional etiquette.

Nulabor's selective in it's "use".

21 July 2009 at 14:10  
Blogger Marie1797 said...

I too had an Amstrad PCW and it was a great little workhorse but looking under the Amstrad label which began to peal off was the manufacturers name of Schneider?

Sure he’ll lend a certain coarseness to the House, but I’m not sure his intellectual capacity is quite ripe enough for The House of Lords. So he’ll probably loose interest fairly quickly and find another more profitable opportunity.

21 July 2009 at 15:34  
Blogger Lord Lavendon said...

Bring back the hereditary Peers!

21 July 2009 at 19:48  
Anonymous Dave J. said...

Lavendon, I suggest as an alternative the proposal by the Hereditary Peerage Association. Fictional and pseudonymous though you may be, I'm certain you recognize that "peers are hereditary councillors of the Sovereign and that this role is unconnected to the right to sit in the House of Lords."

The last time the monarch summoned all the peers of the realm to the Great Council (Magnum Concillium) was in 1640. But just as the Court of Chivalry lay dormant for 220 years without hearing a case, the Great Council has not been abolished. "[S]uch a council is still arguably one of the great Councils of State. To attend such council is a privilege of peerage and not a privilege of Parliament."

26 July 2009 at 02:54  

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