It was reported today that Nigel Farage has been invited to the inauguration of Donald Trump on January 20th as a guest of Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant.
Asked if he would be attending the event, Nigel Farage told Sky News, “I most certainly am, I can’t wait.”
“The governor of Mississippi has invited me and I’m there for a few days and it’s going to be a great, historic event. In America they’ve had a political revolution and it’s complete; the problem in Britain is our revolution is not complete because the same people are still in charge.”
Farage spent decades campaigning for Britain to leave the European Union and helped to force then Prime Minister David Cameron to call the June 2016 referendum that resulted in the Brexit vote. He was also the first British politician to meet the president-elect after his victory, ahead of Prime Minister Theresa May.
Trump has said Farage – the former leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) – would be great as Britain’s envoy to Washington, but the British government has dismissed the suggestion.
The government should have been more pragmatic and included Nigel Farage in the New Years Honours. He is certainly more entitled to be honoured than some of the ‘Remain Campaigners’ who got their honours simply for losing…..