Johnson’s alleged offer to Farage implies the corruption of the ‘Leave’ camp

Boris Johnson stands accused of offering a job before the crunch vote [Image: AFP Photo/ITV/Rex/Shutterstock/Matt Frost].

Boris Johnson stands accused of offering a job before the crunch vote [Image: AFP Photo/ITV/Rex/Shutterstock/Matt Frost].

Look at what is being said here – what it implies.

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.”

Source: Boris Johnson “offers Nigel Farage job in Post-Brexit government” – Mirror Online


Join the Vox Political Facebook page.

If you have appreciated this article, don’t forget to share it using the buttons at the bottom of this page. Politics is about everybody – so let’s try to get everybody involved!

Vox Political needs your help!
If you want to support this site
but don’t want to give your money to advertisers)
you can make a one-off donation here:

Donate Button with Credit Cards

Buy Vox Political books so we can continue
fighting for the facts.

Health Warning: Government! is now available
in either print or eBook format here:

HWG PrintHWG eBook

The first collection, Strong Words and Hard Times,
is still available in either print or eBook format here:


7 thoughts on “Johnson’s alleged offer to Farage implies the corruption of the ‘Leave’ camp

  1. hayfords

    You don’t have to be an MP to have a job in government. Members of the House of Lords are allowed to be a Minister of the Crown. There is also the possibility of a non ministerial post that has no special requirements. Of course he might ‘cross the floor’ and become a Conservative.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      Nobody suggested that being an MP was a requirement – there are already plenty of peers with government jobs.
      It wouldn’t surprise me if Farage became a Tory – he is one in all but name already.

      1. hayfords

        Persuading Farage to become a Conservative would be a very clever move. A UKIP party without Farage would potentially collapse and the bulk of their supporters could return to being Tory voters, substantially increasing the Conservative vote at a GE. That is assuming that the LEAVE campaign wins. If Brexit fails then the political landscape would be very different with Cameron being likely to stay the course. The above is just one of a number of reasons why I will vote OUT.

      2. Mike Sivier Post author

        Interesting to see that your vote has nothing at all to do with whether membership of the EU is good for us, in and of itself.

  2. NMac

    Isn’t Farage an ex-member of the Tory Party? For a long time now the Nasty Tory Party hasn’t bothered to hide the corruption its members indulge in.

  3. Brian

    Bumbling mumbling Boris cant string two words together without likening himself to a chav. Would he be allowed to speak in public if he were PM. We are already the laughing stock of the world, so I suppose no harm in playing the part.

  4. paderb

    I agree with Brian above, Johnson would be a disaster for Parliament. Gove would be a better alternative though my preference is for Jacob Rees-mogg as Prime Minister in a post-Brexit Britain. Come to think of it, he would be a good choice even in the disaster of staying in the EU.

    Rees-Mogg is respected on both sides of the House for his incisive thinking cloaked by the ability to be a true Gentleman.

    I see no problem with Farage (and come to think of it, Daniel Hannan) in the Lords as a foil to those slippery rogues, the Kinnocks who are the epitome of all that is wrong in the present Upper House. However, the inclusion of these two Gentlemen in a post Brexit Government, whether you like them or not, would be most beneficial because both have an in-depth knowledge of how the EU operates which would invaluable in the coming negotiations. The Europhile clique in both Houses, together with the now, thoroughly corrupt Civil Service simply cannot be trusted to do their best for Britain and not for their Corporate Masters.

Comments are closed.