I think the govt could honour them by ensuring in future a much better resourced health service. I don't think even this government is too thick to realise this must have widespread support amongst the general population.There are hundreds, indeed thousands of people who have knowingly put their personal safety at risk over the last 2 months.
Theirs will arrive shortly, I am assuming?
I wonder if recent events haven't illustrated that the NHS is able to cope with Global Pandemic, so a few A&E cases will be easy (said with an element of humour, but with serious intent).I think the govt could honour them by ensuring in future a much better resourced health service. I don't think even this government is too thick to realise this must have widespread support amongst the general population.
As for Sir Tom, he is being honoured as an individual who wanted to help, and who has caught the public imagination at home and abroad, but also as a representative of so many others who have done the same, albeit without their contribution becoming so publicly known.
Exactly. He just thought he'd do a few laps of his garden to raise a thousand pounds or so. I'm not having a go at him,more this social media culture where everyone wants to 'give' and be seen to be giving. Giving him a knighthood is the same. The PM and the Queen want to be popular so they've done a 'look at me every body',i've got him a knighthood!I don't think Major Tom put himself at risk to do this, so I don't see the logic here.
Not entirely good publicity for herself,more for the Royal Family in general. She'll know that their popularity is on the wane and what a good opportunity it is to regain some of that popularity.So you're saying the Queen is worried about her public awareness levels, so did this as a publicity stunt? I suppose it's possible!