Knighthoods and other public honours should not be handed to highly paid businesspeople, one of the UK’s most respected company chairmen has told MPs.
Theresa May has stoked speculation that Nigel Farage could get a peerage for his role in the successful campaign for Britain to leave the EU.
The honours system should be boycotted unless the awards proposed by David Cameron for aides and donors are blocked, Labour’s deputy leader, Tom Watson, has said.
A major Tory donor has requested not to be given a knighthood, amid an intensifying row over David Cameron’s honours list.
Theresa May is refusing to block David Cameron’s resignation honours list for his political allies because it would “set a very bad precedent”, despite claims it reflects badly on her judgment.
Theresa May is facing calls to block honours for No 10 “cronies” after a leaked list revealed David Cameron has requested knighthoods for party donors, pro-EU campaigners and political aides.
David Cameron’s resignation honours list has been held up after concerns were apparently raised about the suitability of some of the close allies he has nominated for recognition.
The Green party’s leader, Natalie Bennett, and Ukip’s only MP, Douglas Carswell, have called for their parties to be given more peers in the House of Lords in the dissolution honours list, in recognition of the share of the vote they achieved at the general election.