Steve Jobs' Knighthood Nomination Blocked by Gordon Brown?

Discussion in 'MacRumors.com News Discussion' started by MacRumors, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. MacRumors macrumors bot

    MacRumors

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2001
    #1
    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]

    Steve Jobs at 2005 Stanford University commencement
    The Telegraph reports that Apple CEO Steve Jobs had been set to be awarded honorary knighthood by the British government and Queen Elizabeth II in 2009, but his nomination was blocked by Gordon Brown, who served as Prime Minister at the time. Brown's block is said to have been related to a failed bid to attract Jobs to speak at a Labour Party event.
    Honorary knighthood can be bestowed on citizens of countries outside the British Commonwealth of Nations and has been used to honor the achievements of a number of prominent individuals. Notably, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates was named an honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2005.

    Article Link: Steve Jobs' Knighthood Nomination Blocked by Gordon Brown?
     
  2. lavrishevo macrumors 68000

    lavrishevo

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2007
    Location:
    NJ
  3. galstaph macrumors 6502a

    galstaph

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2002
    Location:
    The Great White North Eh
    #3
    Sir Steve eh?
    Too bad, that limey PM blocked it..... Quite an honour to be even considered for.
     
  4. craznar macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2009
    Location:
    Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  5. applefan289 macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2010
    Location:
    USA
    #5
    Wow, talk about dealing with the mass.

    "If you don't do a favor for me, screw you."
     
  6. BornAgainMac macrumors 603

    BornAgainMac

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2004
    Location:
    Florida Resident
  7. jlblodgett macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2008
  8. ImNoSuperMan macrumors 65816

    ImNoSuperMan

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2005
    #8
    On topic - Well, better than bending down on your knees for some other country's 'so-called queen' IMO.

    Off-Topic-

    Before someone else asks it, why is this on Page 1???!?!??!

    (There, I asked it for all of you. Now no need to ask it again (and again, and again)!)

    Edit: Guess I wasnt fast enough :(

     
  9. whooleytoo macrumors 604

    whooleytoo

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2002
    Location:
    Cork, Ireland.
    #9
    Seems a very petty reason for blocking him. Which also makes you question how merited other such honours are.
     
  10. dethmaShine macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2010
    Location:
    Into the lungs of Hell
    #10
    Confirmed. Gordon Brown was and is an *******.
     
  11. iDisk macrumors 6502a

    iDisk

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2010
    Location:
    Menlo Park, CA
    #11
    The site has nothing serious to go with until after the March 2nd event.... So any articles you see will be kinda old and straggler articles.

    usually people call this a "slow news day"
     
  12. oliversl macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2007
  13. tullys, Mar 1, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2011

    tullys macrumors member

    tullys

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2007
    Location:
    Lowlands of Hampshire
    #13
    As far as I recall he would not be known as Sir Steve as he's not a British Subject; same issue for 'Sir Bob' Geldof'.

    As far as inviting him to speak at a Labour Party conference; I think that might be Brown punching above his weight.

    The story itself isn't too far fetched as Jony Ive is a CBE (I think there is a limit to how quickly you can bestowed order of chivalries, something like a 5-year gap between each award).

    BTW I love that pic of Steve at Stanford; just when I think I ought to shave, I stop and think...what would Steve do?
     
  14. unr1 macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2008
    #14
    UK is just mad they get all the Apple products later and at a higher price.

    Suckers.
     
  15. guzhogi macrumors 68030

    guzhogi

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2003
    Location:
    Wherever my feet take me…
    #15
    Care to explain?
     
  16. GeekLawyer macrumors 68020

    GeekLawyer

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2007
    Location:
    The post is coming from inside the house!
    #16
    Is this People Magazine? Or Us Weekly?

    Sure seems like it.
     
  17. Willis macrumors 68020

    Willis

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2006
    Location:
    Beds, UK
    #17
    Sadly, this government isn't much better
     
  18. rdowns macrumors Penryn

    rdowns

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2003
    #18
    I'm going to file this under who gives a ****.
     
  19. gturban macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2010
    #19
    Isn't that whats called politics?
     
  20. Sky Blue Guest

    Sky Blue

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2005
    #20
    I'm sure Cameron will reverse the decision to show how "down with the kids" he is.
     
  21. ksgant macrumors 6502a

    ksgant

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2006
    Location:
    Chicago
    #21
    I'm sure Steve is really losing sleep about this...
     
  22. nusynergy macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2008
    Location:
    Kent - UK
    #22
    We all know Brown is a petty man. A **** leader and an a*****e.
     
  23. nusynergy macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2008
    Location:
    Kent - UK
    #23
    Our current goverment isnt better at all ;)
     
  24. old-school macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2009
    Location:
    UK
    #24
    Like anyone needed another reason to hate Gordon Brown. The man's an arsehole.
     
  25. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus

    SandboxGeneral

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2010
    Location:
    Detroit
    #25
    Well, he's already a ninja, so why not a Knight too?
     

Share This Page