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    It is coming to the close of the noughties and that means the last New Year Honour List for the decade. Though he was most famous in the 60's and 70's, is it not about time that Ken Dodd got tapped on the shoulder with the Queens Sword?


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    I know he was a bit edgey with his tax donkeys years ago, and that is the reason often mooted for the lack of a knighthood. However, he has to my knowledge never appeared in court on drugs related charges. Which is the worst?

    SIR Mick Jagger a convicted drug user sentenced (but never served) to 3 months gaol in 1967.

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    Plain old Mr Ken Dodd acquitted of tax evasion in 1989.

    I am not holding my breath though, and personally think it is a national scandal after all these years that he isn't knighted. Thoughts?

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    The whole honours sytem is a joke. Has been for years.

    Folk getting awards for doing their job.

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    My teacher was a Sir
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    Unless you were dyslexic and then he was a ris.
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    Our woman teacher had a pen and she said it was IRS
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spike View Post
    Our woman teacher had a pen and she said it was IRS
    Reckon she stole it from Ian Ray Stone.

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    Or the USA tax office.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spike View Post
    Or the USA tax office.
    No, that's the Internal Revenue Service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baloffski View Post
    It is coming to the close of the noughties and that means the last New Year Honour List for the decade. Though he was most famous in the 60's and 70's, is it not about time that Ken Dodd got tapped on the shoulder with the Queens Sword?

    I know he was a bit edgey with his tax donkeys years ago, and that is the reason often mooted for the lack of a knighthood. However, he has to my knowledge never appeared in court on drugs related charges. Which is the worst?

    SIR Mick Jagger a convicted drug user sentenced (but never served) to 3 months gaol in 1967.

    Or

    Plain old Mr Ken Dodd acquitted of tax evasion in 1989.

    I am not holding my breath though, and personally think it is a national scandal after all these years that he isn't knighted. Thoughts?

    Could Ken Dodd's early enthusiasm for Margaret Thatcher be affecting the judgement of our current government? Though it shouldn't, since he was friends with Harold Wilson as well.
    And the Queen herself has enjoyed his shows - shouldn't she have a say in the matter?? Surely we don't all have to vote Conservative to give Ken the recognition he deserves?

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    The whole honours system is a farcical and should be scrapped. Lords. Ladies, Earls, Sirs, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterways View Post
    The whole honours system is a farcical and should be scrapped. Lords. Ladies, Earls, Sirs, etc.
    I agre with you WW. Maybe for exceptional service, but not for the usual suspects.

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    It mightn't make as good television but usually, it's the ordinary everday folk who've done something wonderful over the years that should be recognised more instead of having to settle for a daily mirror award or something as equally unexciting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    It mightn't make as good television but usually, it's the ordinary everday folk who've done something wonderful over the years that should be recognised more instead of having to settle for a daily mirror award or something as equally unexciting.
    I agree, but who'd watch some lipop lady on telly.

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    You.

    Especially if she promised to rub your feet while in her girdle later on.
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    I think people's achievements,and abilities should be recognised,but the present system (if you could call it that?!)should have well gone,it's fossilised! I mean, what the heck have lords,dames,etc,got to do with anything,in 2010!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    You.

    Especially if she promised to rub your feet while in her girdle later on.
    That's true.

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    Well it looks like he has been ignored again. I wonder how many senior bankers got a sirdom this year?

    As mentioned previously perhaps a new Tory Government will look more favourably?

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    How they can ignore this fine Squire is beyond me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandraberry View Post
    Could Ken Dodd's early enthusiasm for Margaret Thatcher be affecting the judgement of our current government?
    It shouldn't do. Blair was as big a fan of Thatcherism as any member of the Tory Party and Brown has had her around for a cup of tea. It's probably because he made the IR look a bunch of half-wits at his trial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonnieW View Post
    It shouldn't do. Blair was as big a fan of Thatcherism as any member of the Tory Party and Brown has had her around for a cup of tea. It's probably because he made the IR look a bunch of half-wits at his trial.

    This is probably about right. The establishment does not like to be made fools of. . . I certainly agree that Ken deserves it for all the happiness and enjoyment he has brought people over the years. Go, Ken!

    If Ken had been a Londoner he would have had the knighthood long before now.

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