Op-ed: Have you heard? The reward for getting sacked is an honour.
Since 2010 people in the UK have been expected to suck up austerity, tighten their belts as Social Security nets are weakened and in some cases removed and live in fear of "what next?" overseen until recently by Tory Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne.
Post the BRexit vote the Tory government began to implode, PM David Cameron quit and ran and George Osborne was sacked by our new unelected Tory PM Theresa May.
But if you foolishly believe Osborne et al live in the real world think again.
So what do you get when you are rubbish at your job and sacked?
In Mr Osborne's case "a prestigious honour recognising his political and public service!"
Osborne was awarded CH (Companion of Honour) and received the honour Friday.
There will of course also be whopping pension entitlements and more.
George does not need handouts but he will get them while others in desperate need are failed time and time again by an incompetent Tory government.
Take a look back at a few of our Osborne reports if you think that is harsh:
Osborne's country pile gets National Trust handout
George Osborne rebrands National Insurance
Rona Fairhead and George Osborne old pals
And Osborne and Cameron have prospered as voters have experienced financial pain.
Remember the now conveniently forgotten Panama Papers?
In July 2015 Channel 4 reported "Chancellor George Osborne’s family business made £6m in a property deal with a developer based in a tax haven, Paul McNamara and Guy Basnett investigate."
In October 2016 the Daily Mirror reported "George Osborne's family firm hasn't paid any corporation tax for the eighth year in a row."
George Osborne was honoured in Cameron's resignation honours list.
Yes, you may resign because you blew it and miscalculated, calling a costly EU referendum which blew up in your face, but you are still entitled to put together a resignation honour's list.
It is all about ENTITLEMENT for some.
A pat on the back of fat friends old and new?
Cameron and Osborne are old pals.
Many members of the traditional British establishment went to the same schools, networking and making connections that over time serve them well. That is as true as ever.
The British Honour's system has always been flawed but these days people see through its associated spin and hyperbole.
The system makes a mockery of us all.
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