Palace officials were left red-faced this week as the fallout from the announcement of the New Years Honour's List continued to spread. After the controversy surrounding the refusal of Ken Livingstone to accept a CBE for
services to LondonIt appears that the unwanted CBE subsequently went rouge and is reported to have ended up in the possession of Cherie Blair the well known women's rights campaigner. Although the CBE itself could not be reached for comment a spokesman for Mrs Blair stated that it was settling in nicely in the Blairs' current residence and that arrangements were being made towards purchasing a home of its own should a suitable property become available. Reports that the CBE could easily settle into another of the Blair family's ludicrously expensive properties are said to be false.
Palace officials were unable to explain why the CBE indeed went rogue but suggested that the excessive taunting of the CBE by Mr Livingstone on his recent radio show may have contributed to such a breakdown.
Many MPs have called for an inquiry into the events leading up to the CBE's defection something which the Prime Minister David Cameron, in a bid to move media attention away from the misquotes of the Leveson Inquiry report, is said to be keen on.
What happened to that poor CBE, a humble servant of the Queen, was a shocking thing and was clearly a result of the inept handling of these awards by the previous government. This is something this Conservative I mean Coalition government is working very hard to rectify. Incidentally I can assure the CBE that it has my full support in this matter.