That is an insult to our parliamentary democracy, some would say.
Gongs rank from MBEs to peerages.
Almost all have been given to those implicated in various ways in Mrs May's failure to achieve the one task she had - to execute the referendum result.
That is an insult to our honours system, some would say.
And the prime minister is 22 MPs short of a working majority, and 32 short of a conventional majority, such that he is powerless to govern.
But he is being barred by opposition MPs from doing the one thing possible to end the paralysis, namely hold a general election - because they don’t believe his Brexit plan is consistent with what was debated in the referendum campaign.
Which may not be an insult to the unwritten constitution, but shows it unfit for purpose, many would say.
If you add those numbers together, the sum is monstrous - that a combination of a referendum and the Fixed Term Parliament Act have created a seemingly unreconcilable conflict between citizens and our representative system of government.
The pressure in the British constitutional cooker is intensifying beyond endurance, and all the safety valves are failing.