The honours system in the UK has stirred up controversy after reports that Boris Johnson nominated his father, Stanley Johnson, for a knighthood, despite allegations of inappropriate behaviour towards women.
A recent Daily Mirror poll found that less than 20% of the public believes Stanley Johnson should be granted the honour.
Furthermore, the nomination was included on the outgoing prime minister's resignation honours list, which was met with criticism for containing requests for honours from political allies and wealthy donors.
The Week reports that the pushback against Johnson's father's nomination comes as debate over the merit of the honours system reignites.
Critics claim the honours system is outdated, and selections can be corrupt.
Meanwhile, supporters suggest the system helps to recognise those who have made significant contributions in their respective fields.
Boris Johnson has also nominated Paul Dacre, editor-in-chief of the Daily Mail, known for controversial stances, for a peerage.
The appointments watchdog rejected Dacre last year, but Johnson has put him forward again for a "pared-back resignation honours list."
The Guardian reports that after Johnson included his father on the honours list, petitions sprung up calling for the prime minister's father's nomination to be pulled.
Additionally, there is growing pressure on Rishi Sunak, chancellor of the exchequer, to block the nomination.
The Guardian acknowledges that a point of frustration is the lack of transparency around the honours system.
The sources differ in their overall characterisations of the honours system.
The Guardian and the Daily Mirror highlight criticism and controversy surrounding the system, citing concerns around corruption and questionable nominees.
Meanwhile, The Week notes that supporters of the honours system argue it provides recognition and clout for those who have made significant contributions in their respective fields.