Friday, May 28, 2010

Floella Benjamin enobled

The list of new peers has been announced.

Cranmer could take issue with quite a few - like John Maples (for services to resignation timing); Shireen Ritchie (for services to being Guy's mother, Madonna's mother-in-law and manipulating Conservative candidate selection); Sir Ian Blair (for services to incompetent policing); Quentin Davies ( for services to ratting); John Prescott (for services to his secretary)...

But Floella Benjamin?

Baroness Benjamin of the Square Window?

Oh, please.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Same old Lib/Lab/Con political ruling class. Nothing changes, move on.

28 May 2010 at 19:01  
Blogger Scrigg said...

Your Grace would be well informed to go and research the said lady. She is no bum as it were. This woman does a lot for charity and has quite a page on Wikipedia.

She is of the Liberal side of the coalition, so I can see how His Grace would hiss and spit.

28 May 2010 at 19:06  
Blogger Anoneumouse said...

Its nomination lists like this that, makes me favour a fully elected house of Lords

28 May 2010 at 19:13  
Blogger Bred in the bone said...

I duly pay homage to the lady, as the zulu did to our brave lads at rorkes drift.

28 May 2010 at 19:59  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have to guess which window she will enter the House.

28 May 2010 at 20:05  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your Grace should keep his caustic powder dry for more deserving candidates. She has dedicated a lifetime to children's television, and to hear her voice is to remember all that is good from a more imaginative time, free of all that is ghastly in today's children's TV.

28 May 2010 at 20:49  
Blogger John R said...

I think I'd much rather have Lady Flo of the Round Window than Lord Prescott of the Pies...especially when I was paying £400 per month for the pies!

28 May 2010 at 21:35  
Blogger Bred in the bone said...

Anonymous said...28 May 2010 20:49

I agree anon, Floella has a wonderfull image and given the opportunity, I am sure we could laugh, dance and chat the night away.

Yet her appointment, politics and financial situation, is governed by her need to tell an Englishman what to do.

She is another sign that HM Gov has no legitimacy, tinkering with our sovereignty.

Another pusche towards disconent.

28 May 2010 at 21:56  
Blogger English Viking said...

If I was permitted to swear as a Christian, I would fill the page with expletives.

As I am not, suffice it to say that I am not surprised that the new Gov has continued in the same vein as the old Gov.

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

I would like to post a vid from Youtube, but the site prevents me.

Try Youtube, 'Won't get fooled again' - except you will, time and time again.

28 May 2010 at 22:39  

You've been cruelly overlooked AGAIN! Unaccountable, isn't it...

29 May 2010 at 00:04  
Anonymous Dave J. said...

Caughtnottaught, surely His Grace going from the Lords Spiritual to the Lords Temporal would be a demotion, no?

29 May 2010 at 04:30  
Anonymous Voyager said...

Everyone should be made a Peer. It should be the right of Everyman to represent himself in the HoL. There is currently no selection criterion beyond affiliation with a political party - and parties are simply gangs formed to loot and commit grand larceny.

The political system is blatantly corrupt.

29 May 2010 at 05:56  
Blogger Graham Davis said...

May I suggest a few more names that have been shamefully omitted?

Lord Clarkson
For services to the environment

Viscount Shred
For helping the poor

Lady Rantzen of Luton
For services to political reform

Lady Moss
For services to nasal hygiene

Viscount Gerrard
For advancing the language of Scouse

Lord Cable
For services to departmental disassembly

Lord Caine of the Elephant and Castle
For services to education

Lord Cowell
For services to the arts

and least but not last
Lord Dawkins
For services to ecumenism

29 May 2010 at 10:30  
Blogger Gnostic said...

This is a thoroughly Blairified list. Phoney Tony is probably calling Dave to congratulate him right now...

29 May 2010 at 10:34  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great, now for Lord Brian Cant!

29 May 2010 at 10:54  
Anonymous Oswin said...

I have nothing whatsoever against Floella Benjamin; indeed I quite like the lady. However, it sometimes appears overly easy to reap honours, if one is of an 'ethnic' persuasion.

I doubt if mine is in any way an original observation...

29 May 2010 at 17:02  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your Grace, you are too hasty.
She has achieved much for young people and in broadcasting beyond Playschool. To caricature someone's career from one early episode is slack when it is suggested that this is the apex of her achievement. Besides which, the Liberal Democrats may nominate whomsoever they choose to expound Liberal policy and philosophy in the Upper House - one has to hope that they know who can communicate their policies effectively. Joanna Lumley demonstrated that she could enter the political fray admirably on behalf of the Gurkhas and wasn't dismissed because she once played Purdey in the New Avengers.

29 May 2010 at 19:24  

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