The scandals continue as new Commonwealth Secretary General is once again surrounded by controversy. A new article published in the UK’s Daily Mail implicates Baroness Patricia Scotland in a row over abuse of the UK honours system.
According to the article, Anthony Bailey – along with two others –obtained the honour from Antigua in 2014, which he is now abusing to masquerade as a knight in the UK insisting on being called ‘Sir’ in the UK.
His actions have angered Buckingham Palace, who has ordered him to stop giving the impression of being a British knight. Among those successfully duped are Prince Charles and David Cameron who wrongly refer to him as ‘Sir Anthony’.
Bailey received the honour following a £1.1 million investment in schools and church programmes from a charity of which both he and the Baroness were senior members.
The Baroness denied any involvement in the granting of a knighthood to Anthony Bailey meanwhile, Antigua’s Prime Minister, Gaston Browne, confirmed that the knighthood awarded to Bailey is now under ‘review’ with the disgraceful possibility of having his knighthood withdrawn by Antigua.
This is not the first time Scotland has made controversial headlines in the UK, having been linked to “vile Despots” after her appointment as secretary general and in 2009 for employing an illegal immigrant breaking immigration laws that she had helped draft.
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