Tony Banks is not dead

by Harry on May 19, 2005

Tony Banks is to become a peer. And Chris Smith. It’s a long way from the GLC. Check out the list here.

Estelle Morris too, presumably forgiven for setting the appalling precedent of taking responsibility for errors committed under her watch. And Gillian Shephard, the only Education Secretary in the past ten years I’ve heard nice things about from all sides.



dsquared 05.19.05 at 11:16 am

Jenny Tonge!


Harry 05.19.05 at 11:44 am

Alan Howarth.

There must be a game here: list the most absurd nominations for the next list that you think might actually have a chance.


dsquared 05.19.05 at 11:53 am

Arise Lord Galloway of Baghdad?


norbizness 05.19.05 at 12:04 pm

Tony Banks? The backup quarterback for the Houston Texans? Who knew?


Uncle Kvetch 05.19.05 at 1:07 pm

The backup quarterback for the Houston Texans?

No, silly, the keyboard player from Genesis! Sheesh.


Harry 05.19.05 at 3:31 pm

Giving him a peerage would get him out of the Commons.

Lady King of Bethnal Green? Surprised we didn’t see that one, actually.


Chris Baldwin 05.20.05 at 8:30 am

You can’t praise Gillian Shephard, she’s one of them!


a different chris 05.20.05 at 10:52 am

A peer of whom? Had he no peer, let alone a peer group, before? Did the advantage of not succumbing to peer pressure compensate for the lack of peer support?

Man I never understand WTF you Englishmen are talking about…. it’s like a different language or something.


rea 05.20.05 at 5:33 pm

“Tony Banks? The backup quarterback for the Houston Texans? Who knew?”

Now, is that much more implausible than Sidney Ponson (presently 5-1, 5.94 era for the Baltimore Orioles) being the holder of a Dutch knighthood?

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