It’s Thursday. It must be Cnut Time. Yes, nominations are now open for “Cnut of the Week”!
For those new to the game, we’re honouring King Cnut the Great who, as legend would have it, attempted to hold back the tide to prove to his sycophantic courtiers that he was a mortal man. Each week we ask: Who do you think is futilely resisting the tide of change?
Nominations are open to people, organisations, nations and even abstract forces of nature — but your nomination has to reflect the news of the last week, and you have to give reasons. As usual, I’ll select the shortlist at 8.30pm Sydney time, and you can vote during tonight’s edition of Stilgherrian Live from 9.30pm Sydney time.
Who do you nominate, and why? Don’t forget the “Why?”!
[Update Friday 27 March: Due to peacocks, the program didn't happen. I will therefore do a special catch-up edition of Stilgherrian Live tonight at 9.30pm Sydney time. Nominations for "Cnut of the week" are still open until 8.30pm.]