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Tonyclark - please stick to the subject. You are drifting off course. I never questioned that people can do things that have never been achieved before. Evs34: read your comment at 175. That's what I was referring to. Happy new year.
Apologies friends (and those I have annoyed) for posting yet again, but it is 4:00am., you have gone to bed, I am bipolar and have taken my lithium, and what else is there to do! (there will be no more - probably) #190 : I don't think that the cabinet office do the nominations, although they probably short-list them. Anyone can nominate. You could nominate Rooney for a Knighthood! (good luck).
#192 (dadge) : You said "A knighthood?! For riding his bike? Honestly"Are you aware that any schoolboy can make up such utterly silly statements about any sportsman in the world, or were you just trolling!Fangio : won his world titles by just driving his car!McIllroy : became world No1 just for knocking a ball down a little hole.Redgrave : 'Sir' for just rowing his boat with his chums!
#197 : I think it's time that you stopped banging your head against a brick wall Nurse Evs34. He will never allow himself to understand what you are trying to say - he does not even want to try. He is something in the medical profession but, unlike you, cannot accept that some people (although not as worthy or useful as you or him to society) can achieve things that nobody else in the world can!
No - it was bankers, civil servants and businessmen that I questioned. Anyone who does remarkable things in any field should be considered for honours. What I question is the notion that certain fields should be weighted more favourably than others - a nurse i more worthy of an MBE than a care worker, sports star, teacher or volunteer just because they're a nurse. Anyway, happy new year!
Evs34 - you mentioned doctors, surgeons are doctors. I was using surgeons as an example. I never said Bradley was not worthy of a knighthood. I think there are others who should have been considered before him but have been overlooked. Now you think it's right that doctors/nurses etc are knighted whereas before you were questioning it??
wiggins wanting to be known as a sirhe must think he's better than nurses/doctors etchis attitude to the garmin team in 2010 in the tourhis comments and his contribution to the sprinters on the team were not good his lack of interest with cavendish in the 2008 olympicsin the madisongood luck cav and froome the true people's cyclistssirs wig and hoy deserve each other
woah - sry - not cameron..Blair - apologies - don't know how I could confuse the two. ????!!!! @clonedmanipulatingpoliticiciansthoughinfairnesscarmeronisntanallegedwarcriminalatthemomentthoughdontholdyourbreath
Sports awards should be for people who inspire and achieve. However, there is a large slice of political bandwagonning with all awards (hence the ashes team all getting MBEs - why??? And I love cricket - but...come on..Cameron wanted a photo shoot!). For services to cycling this year - maybe wiggo, but also why not David Walsh? Walsh has done a lot to make what wiggo has done legitimate.
A knighthood?! For riding his bike? Honestly.
sportisawonderdrug: Just woken up! I never mentioned surgeons. That was you! Perhaps when someone becomes a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons we should give them a Knighthood straight away to avoid wasting any time! My point was that there are deserving and undeserving people in all walks of life. Many surgeons are knighted for doing great things - rightly so. So why not an amazing cyclist?
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