Well done, Ian Monk, for the sensible suggestion that the outdated honours system should be scrapped (8 June). It would be interesting to know how many people turn down a gong each year, but I suspect this might be beyond the reach of current FOI powers.
What might be interesting to know is if Ian would turn one down if offered? And whether he thinks it would benefit his own PR or not? He didn't say.
Martin Osler, CEO, Osler Media