With thanks to a tweet from @helenduffett I fell upon this HM Treasury announcement that has been released today.
As it reads:
"The Chancellor of the Exchequer has this day appointed Gerard Adams to be Steward and Bailiff of the Manor of Northstead".
here last Monday, Adams as has ever been his way, has not gone about resigning from Parliament to stand in the Irish elections next month in the conventional way.
So will he openly refute this piece of protocol?
Well, unless or until he does, we should now call this arch Irish Republican by his new title.
So congratulations to the new Steward and Bailiff of the Manor of Northstead!