we have already established that, we are now haggling over the price
The asking price for a 'spontaneous gesture' has been revealed today, the inference fits well.
At least it was only a plastic NZ gong, not a real British one, but I expected nothing less.
No doubt, there is a long list of back scratchers being readied for submission at short notice to the gong factory in 10 months time. Surprised there were not more this time from the corrupt mob.