I was always rather amazed that at the height of his power just after the referendum result, Nigel Farage, the acting leader and "father" of UKIP announced that he would resign. It was like organising a party but not having a sip of the champagne. Farage had gone or so it seemed. But he was soon back again as acting leader of the party he championed and now he is firmly in the driving seat because one of his friends is none other than the new president of the United States, Donald Trump.

Farage had a meeting with Trump on Saturday and all of a sudden there are calls for him to be the new British ambassador to the United States because he knows the next president. Now, I am no fan of Farage but let’s face it he does deserve some credit for the Brexit result, because he had been fighting this cause for decades. Imagine if he was made ambassador to the United States.

I think it might be quite a wise move. When you have a foreign secretary (Boris Johnson), who had done a good job before his appointment of angering most of Britain's allies (including the US), why not make Farage ambassador? Let’s face it, Britain needs all the help it can get. Farage does appear to have the ear of the  next president. As much as I dislike him, Farage, certainly has a rather uncanny way of bouncing back. He is back in the headlines for all the right reasons, and I think the government would be rather silly if they didn't use his services and contacts.


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Steve Riches / Hace over 5 years

I was under the impression that a democratically elected government of the UK made decisions on who should represent the country in various official positions. Has this suddenly changed? Should we abandon agreed politics and make it into a TV show where we vote by telephone at £1.50p a pop? Ant & Dec could present "I'm a cabinet wannabee - get me into there".


Palmadave / Hace over 5 years

Jason. Please expand on your comment " Let’s face it, Britain needs all the help it can get" ??.


S. / Hace over 5 years

I agree that Nigel Farage should become an envoy to President Elect Trump. His friendship will enhance the 'Brexit ' cause for Teresa May. This friendship with the USA can become an even greater cause for Great Britain.