Damon Albarn will shortly be heading to the Palace to meet the Queen*, as he's accepted an OBE.
I wonder if he had a well-connected chum who put in a good word for him?
If you're feeling a bit glum that Albarn is these days so firmly in the belly of the establishment, maybe this, at least, will cheer you up. In a rare tweet that isn't misunderstanding that everyone knew Tim Hunt was joking and that that was the problem, Louise Mensch has clambered onto the wrong side of history:
Damon Albarn? I hope they offered Noel one and he turned it down, is all I'm saying. Oasis >> Blur— Louise Mensch (@LouiseMensch) December 31, 2015