Lewis Hamilton is an incredibly successful F1 racing car driver. His skill has made him world famous, as well as very, very rich.
Much is made of his humble background, and how he overcame that to be able to set an example to other young black people in Britain and elsewhere.
Today, he has been made a Knight of the Realm, in the New Year Honours List.
Sir Lewis Hamilton.
He has indeed set a great example with his driving, his respectful demeanour, and his entrepreneurial business sense.
But he has also set another example, that of how to become even richer by not paying the correct amount of income tax on his earnings.
And he doesn’t even live in Britain any longer.
He has learned well from so many other rich Tories and tax-avoiding businessmen, pop stars, and other celebrities.
And like so many of those, he has been duly rewarded with his knighthood.
Compare that to Captain Tom.