Boris Johnson is apparently assuming there will be a change of government after the EU referendum vote next Thursday – and that he will be in charge of it.
He has apparently offered a job to Nigel Farage in that government.
But, knowing that a Commons place for Farage would require a by-election in Thanet South, which the Conservatives took (by hook or by crook) last year, he is apparently offering Farage a peerage.
Perhaps Boris should re-brand the Conservatives, while he’s at it.
‘Corrupt-u-Like’ would be a good name.
I suggest this because what Boris appears to be offering implies that membership of the House of Lords is nothing more than a mechanism for rewarding people who have helped leading politicians get what they want.
… and then for putting those people on the leading politicians’ team.
Meanwhile, by putting Farage in the Lords, Johnson probably hopes to kill off concerns about the way the Tories won Thanet South, which is a major part of the ‘Tory election expenses’ investigation.
On no account should anybody vote for what Boris Johnson wants.
Nigel Farage paved the way for a role in Boris Johnson ’s post- Brexit government.
The Ukip leader repeatedly refused to deny he would accept a job in a Tory administration led by Mr Johnson, if Britain votes out at the EU referendum and David Cameron is forced to quit.
Source suggested he had been offered a place in the Lords to avoid a by-election in Tory-held South Thanet, which is at the centre of a election expenses probe.
Channel 4 News’ Michael Crick tweeted: “Farage friend says he’s been approached by Boris camp about job in Johnson govt & place in Lords to avoid fighting possible Thanet by-elect.
“Farage denies he’s been approached by Boris camp about job in Govt, but repeatedly refuses to deny he’d take such a job.”
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