Cameron Proposes 48 Honors Including Hammond, Sunday Times Saysby
Leaked list said to show knighthoods for four cabinet members
Submissions include honors for advisers, ‘Remain’ campaigners
Former U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron has submitted a roster of 48 people for honors including allies and campaigners to stay in the European Union, the Sunday Times reported, citing a leaked copy of the list.
Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond, Defense Secretary Michael Fallon, and two other serving cabinet members -- David Lidington and Patrick McLoughlin -- are proposed for knighthoods, the newspaper said. The list, compiled by Cameron to mark his resignation, also includes former chancellor George Osborne for a Companion of Honour award.
Ian Taylor, a businessman who contributed at least 350,000 pounds ($463,000) to the “Remain” side, is also proposed for a knighthood, and Will Straw, who led the campaign, is nominated for Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, the Sunday Times said.
Twenty current or former advisers from Cameron’s government, two of his drivers and his wife Samantha’s stylist are on the list, the Sunday Times said. The paper cited an unidentified official as saying it’s surprising that Larry, the Downing Street cat, wasn’t named too. The proposed honors still face a scrutiny process by the civil service, the Sunday Times said.