UKIP Demand Knighthood For Fearless Farage
The new leader of UKIP, Paul Nuttall, has officially requested that Nigel Farage is to receive a knighthood from the Queen.
This letter was co-signed by three UKIP peers and is addressed to the official honours committee. Nuttall mentions Farage securing and helping the UK win the Brexit referendum, in addition to playing a large role in UKIP.
Likewise, Nuttall also claims that Farage is a man of great importance. These are shown by his ties to many well-respected world leaders such as Donald Trump.
What did the letter say?
Though consideration from the honours is meant to be confidential, small snippets of the letter send were released for eager UKIP fans.
“After taking back the UKIP leadership in 2010, he built it into a party which won the last EU Elections, and for which 3.8 million people voted in last year’s General Election.”
“This amounted to 12.6 per cent of the votes cast, or one third of those received by the successful Conservative Party.”
“More than anyone else he provoked the recent referendum on EU membership, and his contribution to the result was very substantial.”
“He has since become a figure of international signiﬁcance, thanks to his support for President-Elect Donald Trump during his campaign for the Republican leadership.”
“He and Mr Trump enjoy a good personal relationship, which is likely to endure.”
Likewise, Nuttall has been speaking publically about this event, as well as mentioning it on LBC radio.
Nuttall has also mentioned that Farage had done more in the past year, than most of the people that were ever given honours.
The recommendations for honours are often kept secret. The cabinet office honours committee also never really confirm whether they are considering a request.
The only news we will receive, is whether or not an honour is granted to Farage, and if he appears on the official list. The next round of honours is due in the summer, to mark the Queen’s birthday.
If you would like to contribute and spread the word of a possible knighthood, a petition has already been made to encourage the cabinet office honours committee here: https://www.change.org/p/hrh-the-queen-give-nigel-farage-a-knighthood-for-making-uk-independence-a-reality
It seems as if the general public are really hoping that Farage receives what he deserves. The website itself has attracted more than 7,000 people to sign the petition. After all, Farage did allow a new gateway for the freedom of British people once again.