From a footballing perspective, it'd be rather difficult to lavish too much praise on Sir Alex Ferguson for the ridiculously awesome things he's done over the course of his career. From a political perspective, it probably could be, but since I am a football writer, I don't care - this is hilarious.
Two MPs (that's Members of Parliament for those who don't follow such things) have asked for Sir Alex Ferguson to be given a place in the House of Lords, the upper chamber of Parliament. It's not clear just what he's done to deserve it apart from being really really good at managing Manchester United, but hey, there you go. It's not entirely out of the question that we'll soon be getting to write Lord Ferguson all the time, and since that's four keystrokes shorter than Sir Alex Ferguson, I am entirely for it.
Here's the text of the motion, for those curious:
That this House recognises the economic, social, cultural and sporting importance of football to the United Kingdom; is therefore surprised at the paucity of representatives from the world of football in the Upper House; further notes that Sir Alex Ferguson, as the manager of Aberdeen and Manchester United, is the most successful manager in the history of British football; and calls for him to be recommended for appointment to the House of Lords.
Can't agure with that, I suppose. An artist's impression of his possible seat in the Lords is below: