No, no vermineDecember 28, 2019 Tim WorstallRagging on Ritchie16 CommentsHave to wait for the dissolution honours for that…..Baron Snippa might yet appear. previousOdd thing to get a Kt fornextJust a note 16 thoughts on “No, no vermine” Bloke in North Dorset December 28, 2019 at 10:03 am Ritchie gets a fair bit of ragging on Twitter: https://twitter.com/kevverage/status/1210835410726862848 Noel Scoper December 28, 2019 at 10:37 am Richard Murphy, 20 December.. “I will not, unlike some, stop blogging over the holiday period.” 24 December – 1 post 25 December – 0 posts 26 December – 0 posts 27 December – 1 post Go Ritchie! Sock it to the bastards when they least expect it! Nautical Nick December 28, 2019 at 12:12 pm Thanks, BiND! The clip cited in the tweet cited is hilarious! BraveFart December 28, 2019 at 12:39 pm Vermine might have eluded this time, but for the future the following honorific is still available Lord XXXXX of Bellend I see John Bercow was also suitably and justly honoured by being ignored Lizardking December 28, 2019 at 1:10 pm A delightful clip. It’s always a delight to watch him squirm when being found out for the charlatan he is. He acts like a petulant teenager rather than a professor. A disgrace to economics. He should hang his head in shame and retreat to the safety of his echo chamber for ever. Rowdy December 28, 2019 at 1:22 pm Nothing for Bercow? Why, 2019 just gets better and better! Tractor Gent December 28, 2019 at 1:32 pm Don’t crow too quickly. Bercow will probably get something when everyone has forgotten about him and Sally has moved on. Although even a BEM would be too much. Gene December 28, 2019 at 2:03 pm Which clip you referring to? Rob December 28, 2019 at 5:13 pm A disgrace to economics He has as much connection to economics as I have to ballet Dennis, Tiresome Denizen of Central Ohio December 28, 2019 at 5:41 pm A disgrace to economics And accounting. And finance. And law. And politics. He’s something of a polymath, you know. jgh December 28, 2019 at 7:03 pm The Speaker Emeritus gets gonged in the Dissolution Honours, not the New Year Honours. jgh December 28, 2019 at 7:05 pm Ah, I read further and notice our host has made this point in the very next post. 😉 Bloke in Costa Rica December 29, 2019 at 5:31 am Is there actually any real chance of The Great Tuber being given a peerage, or is that just Tim’s naughty version of “I wants to make your flesh creep”? I mean, if that actually happens we’d be pretty much compelled to make like Mark Wahlberg at the end of The Departed. Some infamies cannot stand. Tim Worstall December 29, 2019 at 7:34 am There was time, about when Corbynomics was raging, that there was a very serious movement to give Ritchie a peerage. As with Miliband giving Glasman one. To give him a sinecure and a position from which he could be an economic advisor to Labour. I know, I know, but it was being seriously discussed. Then Ritchie decided to hold out for a proper salary, they said you’ll get the Lords expenses, he said not enough and the idea disappeared in a huff. He really was just this far from being Baron Snippa of Wherever. Bloke in Costa Rica December 29, 2019 at 4:40 pm Has the terrible prospect fully receded, then? One can only hope. Sam Jones December 29, 2019 at 10:19 pm Tim, I find it hard to believe Ritchie turned down a peerage – a public platform to push his agenda and generous tax free expenses for life as well as the sheer ego of being Lord Ritchie of Ely. Even if he wasn’t given the Chief Adviser role or whatever he was looking for it would be crazy to turn down the peerage. He didn’t have anything else on at the time (other than a 1 day a week role at City University) title and most people didn’t expect Corbyn to last long so it was a one off opportunity. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.