I guess the only surprise is that he didn’t nominate himself.
Don't say that when I'm drinking coffee!
Actually, it's not funny in the slightest, it's preposterous.
Its a shame, maddyone because honouring people who have made great contributions to our communities is worthwhile, but I don't know how we could separate it off. Perhaps a change in who makes the decisions?
The people who make enormous contributions to society, perform acts of bravery etc are sometimes rewarded with a BEM, MBE, OBE and whilst the word Empire is outmoded and perhaps should be replaced, it is an honour of which they should be deservedly proud.
The other rewards are often questionable and are often party political posturing or to place their cronies in the H of L for political gain.