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Sunday, October 30, 2016

Lord Farage of Brexit?

As if the world was not absurd enough the Telegraph reports on the appalling suggestion from UKIP leadership contenders that Nigel Farage should receive a peerage once he finally hands over the reins as leader of Ukip.

The three frontrunners to succeed Mr Farage as party leader - Paul Nuttall, Raheem Kassam and Suzanne Evans - have all said they will seek to secure him a seat on the benches of the House of Lords if they win, according to The Sunday Times.

Given Farage's constant railing against how Britain is run by an unelected elite, then  he will clearly fit in perfectly on the red leather benches of the Lords.. Best incentive yet to replace the Lords with an elected second chamber.
Why stop at Farage? Why not install UKIP peers in proportion to their popular vote at the general election of 2010, if not of 2015? Now that really would bring the Upper House into disrepute.

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