It is no secret that there has been a great deal of anger ever since it was announced that the ex-leader of the Liberal Democrats Nick Clegg is to receive a knighthood for his services to politics or whatever.
A number of petitions have appeared online to protest about this, and a story in the Daily Star has revealed that more than 55,000 people have signed them.
According to their report, that includes coverage of our very own petition at Your Brexit:
FORMER Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has been knighted in the New Year’s Honours list sparking growing fury as two petitions swell to over 55,000 signatures.
The Liberal Democrat has become Sir Nick after being comended by the Queen for his work in politics and public service.
Outrage is growing however as Brits take aim at the junior leader of the 2010 coalition government led by David Cameron – branding him a “failed politician” and calling his honour a “slap in the face”.
Leaked reports of Clegg’s knighting has sparked the setting up of two petitions, which have been signed by more than 55,000.
And the numbers are still growing, with people from both sides of the political spectrum blasting the ex-deputy PM for his stance on Brexit and “betrayal” of students.
Speaking of his knighthood, Clegg wrote on Twitter: “Grateful to have been included in the New Year Honours list in recognition of service over five years as DPM.
“The knighthood, in truth, belongs as much to my team in government as it does to me.”
BRILLIANT moment Nigel Farage BLASTS ‘BLAND and INSIPID’ career politicians
Mr Farage went on the attack at “insipid, dull, play-safe politicians”.
Speaking on the BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, Mr Farage said the public wants politicians who “speak their mind”.
He said: “We’ve had enough of bland, insipid, dull, play-safe politicians and we want something different.”
Mr Farage was asked what he wanted exactly by the host, to which he responded: “I want Brexit to happen.”
Asked if he wanted to be a lord Mr Farage said: “Not particularly.”
Mr Farage replied: “No, no I don’t! I want Brexit to happen properly and I worry that we’re seeing dither and delay.”
He said: “Anybody that voices a view that is outside the mainstream orthodoxy gets dumped on by the newspapers, the media, social media but you know what? So what?
“It doesn’t matter. ‘Joe public’ doesn’t see it like that.”
Mr Farage added: “And what you saw over the last couple of years are real characters and personalities coming back into politics, right across the Western world.
“Speak up everybody!”
Nigel Farage sums up Labour and Corbyn in brilliant 60 second rant
Nigel Farage summed up the current state of the Labour party and its leader Jeremy Corbyn.
Speaking to his LBC listeners the ex-UKIP leader said: “Even though there are 4 to 5 million labour voters who voted for Brexit in the referendum, I think Corbyn is completely hostage on this issue.”
“Completly hostage to his own parliamentary party because that party in the house of commons is overwhelmingly Blairite and pro-EU and I think they have moved quite strongly now to a remain position.”
“They will oppose the government all the way through this process, they will, of course, have the support of some of those tory rebels.”
“I think that Labour quite frankly have been pretty dishonest with the electorate to fight an election just 5 months ago saying they were leaving but now Kier Starmer keeps telling us perhaps we should stay in the single market.”
Spot on once again Mr Farage!