Following the decision to strip former RBS boss Fred Goodwin of his knighthood, Buckingham Palace has unveiled a new dishonours system to recognise those who have made a ‘substantial and prolonged contribution to the decline of our once great nation.’
‘Over many years, Mr Goodwin demonstrated unparalleled commitment to ruining the British economy, and it is only right that his services are recognised by awarding him the title of Banker,’ said a Palace spokesman. ‘We feel the public are with us on this one as we’ve heard many people refer to him in passing as Fred Goodwin the Banker.’
The Palace has confirmed that the Queen will unveil further accolades in her forthcoming Birthday Dishonours List. The innovation has been welcomed by Ed Miliband, recently awarded the Garter of Island Tribune, and David Cameron who was yesterday named as Commander of the United National Territories.