Lindsay Tanner doesn’t like idea of Shane Warne being awarded an honorary doctorate by a British university.

In a speech to be delivered tonight but leaked today to The Australian, Tanner calls it a "nonsense roughly equivalent to inducting John Howard into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame for his infamous bowling performance in Kashmir. Having someone like Warne, who's notorious for his lack of interest in learning at school, parading around like a pantomime horse in an academic outfit was very sad.”