Theresa may to shake up honours system after david cameron’s list controversy _ daily mail online

Prime Minister Theresa May (pictured) plans to shake up the way Downing Street hands out honours following the controversy over David Cameron’s resignation list

Colleagues said she was keen to avoid the mistakes of her predecessor, who had allowed the impression to be given that awards were being given to cronies.

One MP close to the Prime Minister criticised the way her predecessor had drawn up his resignation list, and pledged that Mrs May would do things differently, adding: ‘You certainly won’t see Theresa doing something like this.

Mrs May is expected to use her first honours list, likely to be in the New Year, to make it clear they will be introduced in a more open and transparent way. Chicken tenders recipe nz Mr Cameron has faced stinging criticism this week after he pushed through a list of 48 gongs for former aides, Conservative donors and Remain supporters. 4 fingers chicken wings recipe A Government source said of Mrs May: ‘Anyone who knows her attitude to these things would know this would be something she would want to look at. Baked chicken strips calories She is a woman who does things properly.’

Last night, the chairman of the Committee on Standards in Public Life called for a cross-party review of party funding to ensure such scandals did not happen again.


It became clear this week that a separate list of peerages which Mr Cameron submitted has been blocked after a Whitehall probity committee raised concerns about Michael Spencer.

David Cameron (right) planned to nominate former Tory Treasurer and City boss Michael Spencer (left) for a peerage, but sources said he had failed the ‘sniff test’ over his links to a firm involved in the Libor fixing scandal

Yesterday, friends of the Icap boss told the Mail he was upset at the snub – saying he had done nothing wrong over the Libor fraud, in which inter-bank lending rates were rigged. Juicy baked chicken tenders One said Mr Spencer felt the gongs had been given to PR men and that he has been singled out even though he behaved properly during the Libor scandal.

The Lords Appointments Commission has seven members – three political, four independent – who check all nominees. Baked chicken tenders panko buttermilk They cannot veto names, and they look only at the ‘propriety’ of candidates rather than ‘suitability’. Baked chicken tenders temperature But no prime minister has ever rejected their advice.

David Cameron’s list of peerages may be much longer than thought – and possibly the largest in living memory. Baked chicken tenders time It had been thought there were about 15 names, including party donors and former aides. Homemade chicken fingers with flour But he may have put forward 40 or more ‘Westminster sources’ told the Daily Telegraph last night.

‘The British people themselves think you would only give money to a party unless you expect a peerage or some such goody but they also believe they should not have to contribute a penny towards funding political parties – which would solve the problem.’

Alistair Graham, Lord Bew’s predecessor as chairman, added: ‘The Prime Minister should announce she’s not going to have a resignation honours list … I think she should convene a cross-party group to look at possible reform … The latest episode has underlined how important it is to have a look at the honours system to see more transparency and attract wider public support.’

Last night Lib Dem leader Tim Farron said: ‘With a new leader and a new Tory Party chairman, I challenge them to join me to restart cross-party talks on funding for political parties. Homemade chicken fingers with panko Big money from union barons … from rich donors must not continue to warp our politics. Homemade chicken tenders batter The whole sorry saga of Cameron’s cronies shows how we must kick big money out of politics.’

Yesterday, former Downing Street adviser Rohan Silva, who refused an honour, said too many awards go to diplomats, civil servants or chairmen of publicly-listed companies.

‘I think the real scandal over the honours system over the past years, decades, is the fact so few entrepreneurs, so few people who take real risks and build companies get honours,’ he told BBC Radio 4’s Today.