‘Knight our dad’, urges BoJo’s sister
FORGET all the criticism of Boris Johnson’s proposed knighthood for his father, Stanley, no one merits it more, claims the ex‑PM’s sister.
‘My dad has done more to deserve an honour than anyone on the previous honours list,’ journalist Rachel Johnson tells me at the Pol Roger Duff Cooper Prize at Brooks’s club, in St James’s, London. ‘He’s worked with the Tory party since 1969. He’s improved our natural environment and has done more to protect nature and animals than anyone in Parliament.’
Eyebrows have been raised at the alleged inclusion of Stanley in his son’s resignation honours list. But Rachel says: ‘If he is not eligible for a knighthood on the basis that his son was the PM, then the honours system is even more bonkers than we know it to be.’