Farage: Lords Appointments "On Par With a Dictatorship"

Nigel Farage is furious that no new UKIP peers have been ennobled despite getting three times the vote share of the Greens in 2010:

“Quite frankly it’s an insult to democracy in the UK, a country that prides itself on being open and fair and the mother of Parliaments. It puts Westminster on a par with a developing world country dictatorship.”

UKIP has now released a series of letters between their peer Lord Pearson and the PM. Well worth a read:

Allowing Farage to take the anti-establshment ground. Another strategic success for Number 10…




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