You friggin’ what?

Natalie Louise Bennett (born 10 February 1966) is a British politician and journalist who was born and raised in Australia. She led the Green Party of England and Wales from September 2012 to September 2016.[1][2][3] Bennett was given a peerage in Theresa May’s 2019 resignation honours.

Jeebus.

Leading the Greens gets you a peerage and leading Ukip doesn’t?

24 comments on “You friggin’ what?

  1. This is Alice in Wonderland stuff – where’s the Mad hatter?

    Both women here are mentally ill.

    The recipient of the award (remember her public meltdowns) and May as the most fvcking useless PM ever who has, single handedly, cost the country billions and perhaps destroyed her beloved Tory party

  2. When logic and proportion
    Have fallen sloppy dead
    And the White Knight is talking backwards
    And the Red Queen’s off with her head
    Remember what the dormouse said
    Feed your head

  3. If you give an MEP a peerage, they lose their seat as an MEP. I’m sure that Farage won’t take a peerage under those circumstances (and I suspect he probably wants to run for the Commons as well).

  4. “Leading the Greens gets you a peerage and leading Ukip doesn’t? ”
    Is there enough space in the House of Lords to accommodate all of UKIP’s leaders to date?

  5. I don’t think you were suggesting a peerage for Paul Nuttall or Gerard Batten.

    I suspect that if UKIP was still a going concern, their leader would have got to pick a nominee – Bennett was chosen by Caroline Lucas, not by May – but that’s clearly ridiculous, and the conventions are not to grant peerages to a party until they’ve contested at least one General Election, so the Brexit Party are ineligible

  6. Olly Robbins goes to Goldman Sachs. Amazed, is what I am.

    The stench from the revolving doors between big government and big business is revolting.

  7. @Edward Lud – after Bercow resigned, Verhofstadt tweeted that he would be welcome in the EU commission or Parliament. Sinecure presecured.

  8. Bennett was given a peerage in Theresa May’s 2019 resignation honours.

    This speaks volumes about Theresa May and the state of the Conservative Party, doesn’t it?

  9. I see Labour nominated three peers; I thought Steptoe said he wasn’t going to.

    Another promise he’s failed to keep.

  10. MC, well that’s not going to happen. What use would a British Commissioner be if Britain is no longer a member?

  11. PJF said:
    “William Legge, 10th Earl of Dartmouth – MEP peer.”

    Yes, but hereditary and not a member of the House of Lords, so not a member of a national legislature (which I think is the rule).

    Anyone given a Life Peerage automatically becomes a member of the House of Lords, so is disqualified from being an MEP.

    Although one solution would be to give Farage an hereditary peerage; Nigel, Duke of Brussels has a certain ring to it.

  12. Thank you, RichardT. I keep forgetting that proper lords aren’t Lords any more.

    Could be fun to give Farage a life peerage and stick him in the government. Chief Brexit negotiator.

  13. Under no circs should Treason May have been allowed to choose an honours list. Again fuck convention. BoJo should announce that ALL her candidates ( unless there be some one or two who have done something actually good) will NOT be receiving their “honours” as May is a lying EU Agent and remainiac cunt who did her best to sabotage Brexit.

    It is a national tragedy that the foul catflap won’t be getting her just punishment.

  14. I sneeze in threes said:
    “Dr Paisley was and MEP while also an MP. Have the rules changed?”

    Yes. About ten years ago, I think.

  15. BraveFart, I am with Ecks.

    As for “destroyed her beloved Tory party”, she was always a commie mole who hated the conservative party, conservatives and conservative ideas.

    As usual, conservatives are easily tricked by someone who speaks reasonably well and looks reasonably normal. Gullible idiots, most of us.

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