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Eddie Mair | 16:04 UK time, Thursday, 31 December 2009

just a few of the names on the official New Year's Honour's list.

But who will be given an iPM New Year's Honour? Find out this Saturday on Radio 4 at 17.30. Or podcast the show. If you podcast now you'll hear our sensational end of the year show. After all, it is the end of the year...


  • 1. At 08:09am on 31 Dec 2009, Lady_Sue wrote:

    ... but not the end of the decade.

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  • 2. At 08:30am on 31 Dec 2009, Hawk wrote:

    New yaers honours, really. Why does someone not tell queenie that the british empire no longer exists? There are many more people in this country much more deserving of some form of national recognition. But do we ever hear of their work, no.

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  • 3. At 12:23pm on 31 Dec 2009, barriesingleton wrote:


    Today, Britain is celebrating the return of one of her own, from EXTREMIST clutches, in the ONLY WAY SHE KNOWS - intake of ALCOHOL.

    Now: if there is ONE THING the British and the 'EXTREMISTS' agree on, about alcohol, it is that it engenders EXTREME BEHAVIOURS.

    I don't need to write the rest, do I.

    Happy New Year - CHEERS!

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  • 4. At 1:20pm on 31 Dec 2009, David Jones wrote:

    The UK new years honours list makes me sad to be British. 100 British serviceman lost this year and we give Status Quo an OBE. They say they had "kind of given up hoping" for such recognition some years ago.

    I can't wait until next year when all the MPs who "retire" due to the expenses row get their honours.

    As for an iPM award I vote for DJ Tom Binns who got fired after calling Queen Elizabeth II's traditional Christmas speech boring. He should really be made a lord.

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  • 5. At 1:28pm on 31 Dec 2009, Chris Allsopp wrote:

    Jenson Button got his world championship trophy, and a few years extension to his career as the prize for winning the F1 world championship.

    I am amazed that Max Mosley or Bernie Ecclestone have had nothing for their decades of service to F1, motorsport and motoring as a whole

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  • 6. At 3:28pm on 31 Dec 2009, Lepus_Madidus wrote:

    5, Chris Allsopp

    Mr Ecclestone deserves an award for services to Donington Park?

    Mosley? His piece in the Torygraph about how he needs to stay as FIA President because he wanted to introduce ESP which he said would be the biggest automotive safety improvement since the seatbelt? I am not sure ESP would have stopped the car that rear ended me at a junction a few weeks ago and ESP is based on the underlying systems of ABS, something developed by many including Engineers at Bosch and Mercedes Benz. Perhaps I wasn't supposed to know that?

    Max Mosley gets a special award for consistently insulting the intelligence of many millions of people?

    Mosley? I never quite figured out where his hobby sat with the new extreme pornography legislation that some people have been prosecuted for. But then again I don't wear a wig and I am not a Lawyer.

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  • 7. At 3:31pm on 31 Dec 2009, Lepus_Madidus wrote:

    Is the Honours system largely discredited by the wholesale reward of incompetents for massive failings over extended periods?

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  • 8. At 4:35pm on 31 Dec 2009, davmcn wrote:

    db 4, I like Status Quo. Listen to this.


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  • 9. At 6:36pm on 31 Dec 2009, Lepus_Madidus wrote:

    Thanks davmcn. Interesting lyrics.

    There's no parallel between fighting for a cause we don't believe and the sports car thrashing bankers keeping their feet on the accelerator despite the impending collision?

    I'm not sure about Rossi beckoning the cheers.

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  • 10. At 7:20pm on 31 Dec 2009, Richard Smith wrote:

    One new year honour that seems to have been missed,is to the town of Wootton Bassett

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  • 11. At 02:35am on 01 Jan 2010, dennisjunior1 wrote:

    Eddie~~As always a great list....

    =Dennis Junior=

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  • 13. At 09:42am on 07 Mar 2010, Big Sister wrote:

    Looks like spammers may be trying to invade ....

    Be watchful, fellow bloggers.

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