Mixed views on '˜Sir Nigel Farage' call

Readers have given a mixed reaction to calls for ex-UKIP leader Nigel Farage to be given a knighthood.

Monday, 9th January 2017, 11:53 am
Updated Wednesday, 11th January 2017, 3:00 am
Nigel Farage. Picture: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Nigel Farage should be given a knighthood for his role in securing the UK’s vote to leave the European Union, UKIP has said.

UKIP leader Paul Nuttall and the party’s members of the House of Lords have written to the honours committee to suggest Mr Farage be recognised for his part in securing the referendum on Brexit and his “very substantial” contribution to the result.

The honour for Nigel Farage would be “in the national interest”, the party said The letter also highlighted Mr Farage’s status as a “figure of international significance” due to his “good personal relationship” with US President-elect Donald Trump.

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The UKIP letter argues that a knighthood for Mr Farage would be “in the national interest”.

Readers reacted to the move.

Manny Devlin said: “Aye why not They give IT Too every other clown why NOT.

Phill Craggzy wrote: “Half the people who get knighted etc don’t deserve.”

Graeme Scott stated: “Yes he does....he’s been around long enough, stuck to his guns and delivered a monumental turnaround.”

Steven Auton Ynwa wrote: “Certainly does the man is a legend and give this country something no other political knob would ..... no more EU rule.”

Alison Gould commented: “Yep he does .... Well deserved.”

Mike Lewis said: “Oh god no.”

Ann Elizabeth Robinson said: “No.”

Ben Forbes commented: “Absolutely not!”

Darren Peart stated: “Hail lord Farage, governor and protector!”

Stephen Booth said: “Yes he does.”

Mel Thackeray stated: “Yawn.”

Pamela Radford commented: “No.”

Pete Cowan said: “No and who cares?”

Alan Snowdon commented: “Awful man with awful ideas supported by lies and misinformation.”

Bonnie Pinder said: “Nope!”