If, like me, you’ve found this year’s New Year Honours list depressing reading, cheer yourself up by looking at our readers’ alternative suggestions.
We had some excellent one-off nominations, such as this one for Peter Hitchens:
I’m nominating Peter Hitchens for services to journalism. For the last 50 years he has had buckets of slime poured over him for questioning the prevailing orthodoxies and group think of the establishment on issues of war, freedom, liberty, the rule of law and the response to COVID-19 to name but a few. I think it would be a fitting tribute for Toby Young to touch Peter gently on each shoulder with his knighting sword live on YouTube.
And this one:
I would like to nominate all the good men and women who work at Exxon Mobil’s Fawley oil refinery near my home.
Fawley represents 20% of the UK’s refining capacity and supplies much of the diesel, petrol and aviation fuel used in the southeast.
Remember folks, 85% of UK energy use is not in the form of electricity but heavy distillates of crude oil (mostly diesel).
These heroic people literally keep the economy moving.
And this one:
To the wonderful lady who maintains our park, has done for many years. It’s in Littleborough, Lancashire and her ministrations result in so much joy for so many local people. Cath she’s called. On OBE at least I feel.
Plenty for Substack newsletters and blogs, such as this one for El Gato Malo:
- One of the first commentators to recognise the insidious evil of lockdowns and the blatant lies and government propaganda disastrously used to enforce them on people.
- Truly being probably one of the first people in the world to recognise the horror of what was coming down the line with the disastrous oncoming train wreck of the covid vaccines.
- Critically – carrying out incredibly complex data analysis documenting the unfolding disaster.
- One of the first to recognise and provide critical analysis to support the terrible (and to be expected) harms of original antigenic sin, antigenic imprinting etc.
- Continuing this important role today, and covering other essential topics with the same cracking humour and grace that makes me and many others look forward to his wonderful long format reads.
- Kicked off twitter for nearly 3 years (finally restored on Christmas Day), but still managed to build a large and supportive community of people on substack.
- Simply, alongside the Daily Sceptic, the wonderful El Gato Malo provides hope (backed up with critical and very detailed analysis) to us in these terrible dark times.
- You can find his Substack newsletter here and his twitter account here.
Other journalists and bloggers also got one-off nominations:
I would like to nominate Gary Sidley founder of Smile Free, Lionel Shriver and Charles Eisenstein, especially for his book The Coronation and all his Covid writings.
Also, Beverley Turner:
Please give a Damehood to Beverley Turner – she was one of the first ‘celebrity journalists’ to speak out publicly against vaccine passports and especially campaigning for young people and against the bribes our Government tried to use to pressure them into having the Covid shots. She was vilified on TV by the likes of Jeremy Vine…
And Nick Dixon, host of the Weekly Sceptic:
Best podcast of the year.
GB News got a nomination for being funny (which Nick Dixon also deserves some credit for):
I would also like to nominate GB News for a comedy award. This could be misinterpreted! I don’t mean GB News is a joke! I mean GB News is consistently full of good humour which makes me laugh more than any current comedy programmes anywhere on BBC television.
These three got a nomination for going the extra mile to make people aware of ‘Focused Protection’ as an alternative to lockdown:
Simon Platt, Andrew Watt and Mark Kingsley – all brave souls who raised money to buy some leaflets about the Great Barrington Declaration for delivery in Preston. They were afraid of being physically attacked while delivering the leaflets… but pressed on regardless.
Several people nominated those who’ve been harmed by the mRNA vaccines:
I nominate all who were killed by the mRNA vaccine to be awarded the posthumous title ‘Hero of Soviet Britain’ and their relatives (maximum of two) to receive a small pasteboard medal which enables them to move to the front of any food or energy queue.
We also got some negative nominations, such as this one for King Charles:
For his appalling treatment of Lady Hussey, who I think should sell her story to Netflix for at least $10 million and blow the gaff on the entire artifice and on all the inter-palace rivalries.
As well as these four (the last is particularly good):
Meghan Markle for services to altruism.
Ngozi Fulani – Stealth Recording.
The geezer who dresses as a woman and nicks people’s luggage.
Fred West, a posthumous Baronetcy for not killing as many people as those awarded covid knighthoods.
And on to the most popular nominees…
These are all people who received more than one nomination. Where appropriate, I’ve included a comment from one of the people who nominated them:
Ian Rons x 2
IT nerd of the year.
Bob Moran x 2
Lord Sumption x 2
Make him Head of the Supreme Court.
Prof. Martin Kulldorff x 2
Dr. Noah Carl x 2
Kept the wheel of intelligent and essential debate persistently turning.
Dan Wootton x 2
Julia Hartley-Brewer x 2
Anders Tegnell x 2
Maybe not the most original nomination, but I’m writing this from Sweden as I sit in my in-laws kitchen drinking tea and feeling just how different Sweden is to Britain when it comes to the pandemic.
I’ve visited a few time since it all started and every time it has struck me how much more sane it is here. Last year I asked my father in law what it was like at work, he said “you don’t go to work if you are sick”. And that was that. He grumbled good naturedly that he only got vaccinated so he could visit us in England, and then laughed when he got covid anyway.
You don’t see masks here. The only time I saw a significant number was when visiting the test center to get our papers to fly back to England last summer.
Sweden has its own share of problems, but covid was never one of them. Throughout the madness I found it heartening to hear back from Swedes about how so many Germans were coming to Sweden to get a haircut or a manicure and being charged double.
Allison Pearson x 3
For services to journalism and to the community.
Dr. Tess Lawrie x 3
Russell Brand x 3
The Duck and Weave Award for having somehow outfoxed the algorithm and become a master of the soft power of information and persuasion.
Laura Dodsworth x 3
For highlighting the propaganda and lies.
Chris Morrison x 3
A Dukedom for services to the truth about the debacle of Net Zero.
Dr. Will Jones x 3
He has displayed sheer bravery, unflagging persistence and the ability to write much needed info, despite no doubt attacks from various quarters. I have not heard Will speak much so don’t know how good humoured he is, but do know he is a flipping good bloke.
James Delingpole x 4
Knight of the Realm (although I’d expect him to reject it for obvious reasons!)
Kathy Gyngel x 4
A Damehood for keeping the faith with her website and plea for children not to be vaccinated.
Prof. Norman Fenton x 5
Dr. Ros Jones x 5
For unstinting effort over the last 2/3 years to encourage an open debate about how best to respond to the Covid pandemic and particularly for her efforts to protect children against damage from COVID-19 vaccines.
Sir Christopher Chope x 5
For bravery and honesty and persistence.
Alan Miller x 5
Neil Oliver x 5
For speaking truth to power. His weekly monologues are inspirational and form an important reminder for everyone that there are a few journalists on the fringes of mainstream media who still possess a backbone and have moral integrity.
Dr. Clare Craig x 6
Jay Bhattacharya x 6
Dr Steve James x 7
For being one of the first NHS doctors to courageously speak out about the Covid vaccines when he confronted the Health Secretary, Sajid Javid, visiting a hospital about a year ago in front of TV cameras.
Prof Carl Heneghan x 7
For speaking reason, in measured tones, from the very beginning.
John Campbell x 8
Vlogging on You Tube, discussing facts, but always decorated with a You Tube “Covid misinformation” tag. Over the past two years his videos have documented how the scales fell from his eyes as he realised it wasn’t appropriate to take on trust communication from the government and national health bodies on SARS-CoV2.
Dr Aseem Malhotra x 8
For being big enough to say, “I know more now, so I’m changing my mind.”
Prof Sunetra Gupta x 9
For being one of the original signatories of the very reasonable Great Barrington Declaration and then taking the ensuing flack.
Andrew Bridgen x 10
For services to the cause of properly researched public health information.
Mike Yeadon x 12
A brave, honourable and determined soul who has had his good name and reputation deliberately trashed by the powers that be in what will in time be exposed as the biggest health and economic scandal to befall not only this country but worldwide.
The team at the Daily Sceptic x 20
For services to my mental health, for keeping me, and no doubt many others, sane during crazy times.
And the person who got the most nominations was…
Mark Steyn x 22
I nominate Mark Steyn to receive the Order of Merit, for his fearless contribution to public service broadcasting in furtherance of enlightening the public’s consciousness.
Happy New Year everybody!