Not a fitting award

York Press: . .

THIS year we are remembering the start of the First World War 100 years ago. Almost a million young men died in appalling conditions in the trenches and the ones who got home had little help from the state.

After the Second World War it took the government that long to recognise the bravery of the men who fought, but which time most of them were dead.

Now we hear that David Cameron’s barber has been awarded the MBE for services to hairdressing, I would have thought the £90 per cut was reward enough.

Mrs M Robinson, Broadway, York.

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11:29am Fri 10 Jan 14

Zetkin says...

I assume Mrs Robinson is quoting the British military dead, which are thought to be something over 800,000.

The total military deaths are reckoned to be around ten million.

In addition, somewhere between six and seven million civilians lost their lives.

I'd take £90 a go for ten minutes' primping Callmedave's thinning locks, but he could shove his medal where the sun doesn't shine.
I assume Mrs Robinson is quoting the British military dead, which are thought to be something over 800,000. The total military deaths are reckoned to be around ten million. In addition, somewhere between six and seven million civilians lost their lives. I'd take £90 a go for ten minutes' primping Callmedave's thinning locks, but he could shove his medal where the sun doesn't shine. Zetkin

3:47pm Fri 10 Jan 14

bravo whisky says...

The honours system is becoming a joke when the barber of a prime minister gets a MBE, no matter about any charity work he has done, lots of people give their services to charity fundraising everyday expecting nothing in return. Thankfully someone saw sense in not giving a gong to Andy Murray just because he won Wimbledon, it was a joke making him Sports Personality of the Year, for someone with the personality of a dead fish.
The honours system is becoming a joke when the barber of a prime minister gets a MBE, no matter about any charity work he has done, lots of people give their services to charity fundraising everyday expecting nothing in return. Thankfully someone saw sense in not giving a gong to Andy Murray just because he won Wimbledon, it was a joke making him Sports Personality of the Year, for someone with the personality of a dead fish. bravo whisky

7:57pm Fri 10 Jan 14

George Appleby says...

The importance, the morals and values this man showers upon himself. At a time when millions are suffering poverty, genuine problems and difficulties in his hands.
The importance, the morals and values this man showers upon himself. At a time when millions are suffering poverty, genuine problems and difficulties in his hands. George Appleby

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