“We don’t want him in our club” said John, one of the populous “in fact we still haven't actually accepted Fred Goodwin back.”
The Palace has refused to comment, prompting speculation that Sir Jim will, as Fred Goodwin currently does, exist in a kind of undefined peer-limbo.
“We may not be a particularly exclusive group, us commoners, and there may well already be a large number of nonces and murderers amongst us, but doesn’t mean you can sling your weirdos back in our direction when you're bored with them”
The consequences for Goodwin are significant, and it has been reported that he is really struggling to fill in online applications without a honourific.
"I had to ring Admiral up myself" lamented Goodwin "and in the end when my insurance arrived, the chap had prefixed my name with 'That Git'."