Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/11/who_deserves_a_new_years_honou.shtml http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/11/who_deserves_a_new_years_honou.shtml en-gb 30 Wed 29 Jul 2015 12:43:10 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/11/who_deserves_a_new_years_honou.shtml Lady_Sue http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/11/who_deserves_a_new_years_honou.shtml?page=94#comment18 They do sound a good choice. It's all coming back to me now - didn't some mother win who was helping her recovering-from-a-broken-arm/leg-daughter? While it was a worthy thing it was not terribly unusual for a mother to do. Tue 24 Nov 2009 16:34:41 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/11/who_deserves_a_new_years_honou.shtml?page=89#comment17 Paul, they sound an excellent choice! Tue 24 Nov 2009 09:41:29 GMT+1 Paul Freeman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/11/who_deserves_a_new_years_honou.shtml?page=84#comment16 How about the Cockermouth dinner ladies who have been making food for emergency service personnel since 4 in the morning of the day of the flood? Unsung heros if ever there were. Tue 24 Nov 2009 09:15:08 GMT+1 Lord Nathan http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/11/who_deserves_a_new_years_honou.shtml?page=78#comment15 Sorry Jeremy too, I guess.;-( Tue 24 Nov 2009 01:45:40 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/11/who_deserves_a_new_years_honou.shtml?page=73#comment14 We did try to nominate Hugh before, but I seem to remember being told that we couldn't nominate anyone from the Beeb. Which, of course, will also rule out Mr. Mair (sorry, Eddie!) Tue 24 Nov 2009 01:03:42 GMT+1 Richard_SM http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/11/who_deserves_a_new_years_honou.shtml?page=68#comment13 #13. That's probably because the Honours lists are published twice a year! Mon 23 Nov 2009 23:51:16 GMT+1 Lady_Sue http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/11/who_deserves_a_new_years_honou.shtml?page=63#comment12 Didn't we have this earlier in the year? I mention it only because I remember nominating Hugh Sykes then - he's a popular choice. Mon 23 Nov 2009 16:56:17 GMT+1 davmcn http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/11/who_deserves_a_new_years_honou.shtml?page=57#comment11 R_SM 5, Toe. Mon 23 Nov 2009 16:35:39 GMT+1 Richard_SM http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/11/who_deserves_a_new_years_honou.shtml?page=52#comment10 Ah yes, add Jeremy Bowen to the list as well. I wrote to the BBC last April, before he had his hearing, and later received a very nice reply from Jeremy Bowen himself. He was found guilty of saying 'everyone' instead of 'almost everyone' in the report he was hauled over the coals for. Mon 23 Nov 2009 16:23:42 GMT+1 Lord Nathan http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/11/who_deserves_a_new_years_honou.shtml?page=47#comment9 How many can I second? Please add Dr Jim to my list. Mon 23 Nov 2009 14:27:13 GMT+1 lucien desgai http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/11/who_deserves_a_new_years_honou.shtml?page=42#comment8 Dr Jim Swire (of the Lockerbie families group)for pursuing truth against temptation. Mon 23 Nov 2009 14:04:20 GMT+1 Lord Nathan http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/11/who_deserves_a_new_years_honou.shtml?page=36#comment7 Richard (5) I second them all, especially our own Hugh, and I might add Jeremy Bowen, who has tried his best despite the obvious strait jacket he's been forced to wear. His censure should be expunged. Mon 23 Nov 2009 13:55:52 GMT+1 Anne P http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/11/who_deserves_a_new_years_honou.shtml?page=31#comment6 Hugh Sykes, for definite! Mon 23 Nov 2009 13:53:55 GMT+1 lucien desgai http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/11/who_deserves_a_new_years_honou.shtml?page=26#comment5 Ken Dodd. Mon 23 Nov 2009 13:46:23 GMT+1 Richard_SM http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/11/who_deserves_a_new_years_honou.shtml?page=21#comment4 Can it be anyone? Heather Brooke, for her campaigning work on MP's expenses.Clive Stafford Smith, for his work on exposing the torture and fighting for the detainees.George Galloway for showing the embargo on Gaza could be broken.John Pilger, for telling us Obama's foreign policy won't very different, and for services to journalism.Hugh Sykes, for his excellent reporting and 'subtle' messages on the war in Afghanistan.To whoever at Channel 4, who despite falling advertising revenues, refused to compromise ('Dispatches,' Ahmedinejad Christmas message, etc)David Davis, Boris Johnson for putting truth above politics and refusing to tow the party line.Norman Baker, for pushing for the inquiry and his excellent book about the 'Kelly' death. Mon 23 Nov 2009 13:40:23 GMT+1 funnyJoedunn http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/11/who_deserves_a_new_years_honou.shtml?page=15#comment3 Hi Everyone again. I don't think anyone should be honoured for just doing their job or part thereof. For instance, business men should not be honoured for services to business, soldiers for services to the armed forces or the rest of us, policemen for being...well policemen, and especially athletes and sports people for winning by just doing their jobs etc. The only people who should be honoured are those who have truly done some exceptional altruistic act or long unrecognised service to the community. I would like to see the lowly people recognised. Not those who already have a rack of letters after their names already. Mon 23 Nov 2009 13:22:58 GMT+1 jonnie http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/11/who_deserves_a_new_years_honou.shtml?page=10#comment2 creep... ;-) Mon 23 Nov 2009 13:11:59 GMT+1 eddiemair http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/11/who_deserves_a_new_years_honou.shtml?page=5#comment1 Well, we have a winner! Mon 23 Nov 2009 13:11:36 GMT+1 mittfh http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/11/who_deserves_a_new_years_honou.shtml?page=0#comment0 A fairly obvious one to get the ball rolling:A certain E. Mair for services to broadcasting.See, I told you it was obvious :) Mon 23 Nov 2009 12:53:32 GMT+1