Michael Cullen got a gong for services to the Australian Shareholders Association (Railway sub branch) which to be frank was a bit of a shocker but this is on a whole other level.
He is the architect of David Cameron’s eye-catching shift to the left.
But critics have questioned why Lino Carbosiero, the hairdresser responsible for the Prime Minister’s side parting, has been given an MBE.
The crimper to the stars, who has also styled Madonna, Adele, Sir Paul McCartney and Amanda Holden, was recognised for ‘services to hairdressing’ in the New Year’s Honours last week.
His Twitter page is now full of congratulations from colleagues calling him ‘an inspiration to the industry’.
It is understood that he was not nominated for the honour by the PM.
Last week Mr Cameron was accused of the ‘worst kind of cronyism’ after a number of people close to him, including a City public relations executive he has holidayed with and a former deputy chairman of his local party, were given awards. Apprentice star Karren Brady, who introduced George Osborne at the Tory party conference, got a CBE.
Mr Carbosiero has been cutting Mr Cameron’s hair for the past five years, having been introduced by the PM’s wife Samantha.
He was credited with creating a slicker look for him, moving his parting from the right to the left, with shorter sides and more height on top.
He said last night: ‘I just did what felt natural’, adding: ‘David Cameron is an amazing guy. Both he and Samantha are family people and really nice.’