London, 15th June 2013: Edgar Venal has
The citation reads: "for services to the advancement of the good name of the legal profession".
Responding to the honour,
Sir Edgar has asked me to say that reports that he paid for the honour are entirely without foundation and that the name of anyone suggesting this will be passed to the Venal & Grabbit Defamation and Extortion Department.
Regarding the fact that Sir Edgar's name was not mentioned in the Honours List, he said: "as everyone knows, I am a modest man. I therefore requested that my name be omitted from the List".
He concluded: "I shall uphold all that is good about the honours system. My knighthood changes nothing. Just so long as you address me "Sir"."