For the benefit of my foreign readers, my title refers to the late (and some say 'great') Bruce Forsyth who, alas, died earlier this year. He was an 'entertainer' who managed to find fame and fortune on stage and screen for over 75 years. He never did much for me but then I am an old grouch used to being in a minority and I will say that he never descended to crudity which was a relief and the fact is that almost everyone else loved him to bits. His main skill appeared to be in his ability to compere sundry 'shows' on TV and today, with the annual announcement of the New Year's Honours List 'show', we could really do with his skills because the whole farce desperately needs to go on TV with a talented comic to introduce the various clowns who have been 'honoured'.
Again, for the benefit of my foreign readers, I should explain that at this time each year Her Majesty, er, well, actually, Her Majesty's government, because I suspect that HM could not be less interested in the farce, dishes out various medals and 'honours' to those they need to grease! Of course, beneath the thin layer of 'celebs' there are a host of 'Little Peeps' who probably deserve some recognition for the good works they have done over the years but it is always the 'celebs' who hit the headlines.
Today, surely, we can all join in a hearty vomit cheer that Nick Clegg, the former leader of the 'il-Lib-non-Dem' party has become Sir Nicholas Clegg. True, it is difficult, nay, impossible, to think of a single achievement by that arch-creep who was, very sensibly, shown the door by his Sheffield voters in the 2015 election which virtually, but alas not totally, wiped out his party. Whilst booing the establishment decision to 'honour' that smug prat, we could also throw in some extra jeers and sneers at their other decision to ignore the one man who, almost single-handedly, achieved the greatest change in this country since 1973 when in an act of stupendous folly we voted to join the EU. It 'woz our Nige wot dunnit' because it was his efforts that eventually offered us the key to the cell door so that we could make our escape.
Nigel Farage deserves the greatest honour a nation can offer.