Registered On: January 3, 2014
This is what Benn said about titles…
“I don’t think people realise how the establishment became established. They simply stole land and property from the poor, surrounded themselves with weak minded sycophants for protection, gave themselves titles and have been wielding power ever since.”
Although it is hard to disagree with BRI’s comments on rewarding achievement, there is something fundamentally wrong about the bestowing of titles in the 21st Century. I’m not sure if any other country does it.
Should it still be a thing? Should it be abolished along with the monarchy?
Is it simply too archaic? Let’s face it a CBE makes you a Commander of the British Empire! Only you’re not a commander and there is no British Empire.
Nonsense or nostalgia?