The free degrees

24th September 2004 at 01:00
Since taking over, Cardinal O'Brien, rather like Billy Connolly, has found it mighty easy to pick up honorary degrees - three so far - from prestigious universities. (Aren't all yoonies prestigious when they dish out free degrees?) O'Brien admitted he enjoys getting out and about around the yoonies and other education parishes and "I am getting to know the geography of North Lanarkshire".

Nuf said.

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