Nigel Farage was knighted by a small child on live TV – and there was nothing Douglas Carswell could do about it.
The former Ukip leader was appearing on Sam Delaney’s News Thing on RT when the host invited a young girl on set dressed as the Queen and carrying an inflatable sword.
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Farage knew exactly what to next and got down on one knee before being declared “Sir Nigel Farage” by Delaney.
He added: “We’re also making you honorary British ambassador to America and honorary MP for South Thanet because they didn’t elect you for real.”
And then in a moment which, call us cynical, didn’t seem 100% spontaneous, the girl said: “My mummy says you hate foreigners.”
The stunt came after reports that Carswell, the Ukip’s only MP, played a role in blocking a knighthood for the former leader.
Leaked emails showed Carswell joked that Farage should be given an OBE “for services to headline writers”.