Is UKIP's Nigel Farage in line for a peerage?

Is UKIP's Nigel Farage in line for a peerage?


Theresa May increased speculation over a peerage for Nigel Farage when she failed to confirm or deny whether the UKIP leader could expect a seat in the House of Lords.

Mrs May was asked during Prime Minister's Questions whether there had been discussions over elevation for Mr Farage.

She said: "Well all I can say to the honourable gentleman, I'm afraid, is: such matters are normally never discussed in public."

Calls for Mr Farage to be given a seat in the House of Lords have increased in the wake of the Brexit vote.

All candidates for the UKIP leadership have said that if the party is given seats in the upper chamber, Mr Farage will be top of the list.

Downing Street slapped down Mr Farage's offer to be a go-between with the Trump administration this week, saying there would be no "third person" in the relationship between the Government and the President-elect.

He responded by saying it was an "astonishing" response.

During an interview with Sky News, he also failed to rule out returning to the Conservative Party suggesting he might in order to hold Mrs May to account over Brexit.



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