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Shami Chakrabarti, director of human rights group Liberty, has been nominated for a CBE (Commander of the British Empire) in the Queen's birthday honours list. She is being recognised for her services to human rights. It is always fun to try to read things into the birthday honours list: to use it as a lens to peer into the …

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Does that make...

Dame Edna now Dame Dame Edna?

:D

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Order of Merit

This report could be read as saying that Salman Rusdhie and Barry Humphries have been awarded the Order of Merit along with Tim Berners-Lee.

In fact they were awarded a Knighthood and CBE respectively which are vastly inferior to Berners-Lee´s OM. I point this out not just to be pedantic but also to stress the importance of Berners-Lee's recognition.

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What to make......

of Salman Rushdie's honour? Poking the Islamofascists with a sharp stick?

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