Sir Elton John CBE, “I’m ashamed of my stupid, imperialist country, I am a European."
Saturday, 01 June 2019
“I’m ashamed of my country for what it has done. It’s torn people apart … I am sick to death of politicians, especially British politicians. I am sick to death of Brexit. I am a European. I am not a stupid, colonial, imperialist English idiot.”
Rather makes a mockery of this then:
Commander of the Order of the British Empire, United Kingdom. Type II, Civil division.
The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry, rewarding contributions to the arts and sciences, work with charitable and welfare organisations, and public service outside the civil service. It was established on 4 June 1917 by King George V and comprises five classes across both civil and military divisions, the most senior two of which make the recipient either a knight if male or dame if female.