honours system

  • 10 Sep 2012

    'Honour' is both an abstract noun and a verb. These characteristics have become somewhat confused as sacked government ministers are rewarded and Olympic and Paralympic athletes feted for the achievements which have delighted and inspired so many over the last few weeks.

  • 1 Jan 2011

    The New Year Honours list has sparked renewed attacks on the honours system, with particular criticism of a knighthood for business boss Roger Carr.