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A question of honour…

DISGRACED boxer Naseem Hamed has been stripped of his MBE. The Mirror

It seems that honours below the peerage may be revoked if the recipient has been found guilty of a criminal offence. A number of Knighthoods have been revoked – Sir Anthony Blunt was stripped of his knighthood.

The Cabinet Office explained the reason behind the revocation of Naseem Hamed’s MBE: “Honours are for people of good character.”

Lord Archer, meanwhile, continues to hold onto his life peerage. It seems that revocation of peerage is a matter beyond the complexity and will of parliament. Does it really matter?

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