Sir Ron is reduced to Ron: asset-stripper strips himself of his knighthood before the PM gets around to it

Firefighters have been honoured while an asset stripper has been dishonoured – he dishonoured himself, actually – in the past 24 hours.  

The dishonouring involved Ron Brierley, once a famous name in business and cricketing circles in the the capital city, who didn’t wait for the PM to strip him of his knighthood.  He has written to the Clerk of the Executive Council to tender his resignation as a Knight Bachelor.

The Queen has been informed. We imagine she was not amused, if Brierley happened to provide her with the explanation behind his decision to become plain Ron instead of Sir Ron.

News of this was announced on International Firefighters Day, an event which triggered a statement from Internal Affairs Minister Jan Tinetti.

She mixed her admiration for firefighters with some braying about spending some of the government’s Covid-19 funding on building fire stations: Continue reading “Sir Ron is reduced to Ron: asset-stripper strips himself of his knighthood before the PM gets around to it”