Arise Sir Phil! (Cobber) by Trevor Plumbly

Wearable Honours Idi Amin did. Robert Mugabe still does. But Nelson Mandela didn’t. Neither, oddly enough, did Adolph Hitler. Flaunt it, I mean. There’s got to be a university paper out there somewhere explaining why some people feel the need to emphasise their station in life by adopting titles and festooning themselves with shiny baubles and the like. Is it, I wonder, to dazzle the peasants? Or, more likely, to reassure the wearer that they stand above ordinary mortals? I don’t have any problems with the run of the mill awards for… Read More