Arise Sir John?

I keep falling in the libertarian sector of the Political Compass graph but I’m pretty conservative on cultural matters. I’m no republican and wish we still had knighthoods. The Monarchy links us to a thousand years of history and is a clear reminder of our Anglosphere heritage . If we are going to honor someone as a nation we should do it properly. Lets face it, adding AO to someone’s name is never going to match being called Sir or Dame. So I was please to read John Howard may get a knighthood:

Former prime minister John Howard could be in line to join one of Britain’s most prestigious orders.

Speculation is mounting that Mr Howard has been personally selected by Queen Elizabeth to receive the Order of the Garter, the most senior and oldest British Order of Chivalry.

A spokeswoman for Buckingham Palace refused to confirm or deny the speculation.

“We have made no announcements on that whatsoever and we wouldn’t speculate on who is in line to receive one,” she told AAP.

“It’s a great honour and a rare one.”……

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