It is time for officialdom to recognise what Nigel Farage has done for the United Kingdom.
Nigel Farage is recognized by the general public as the foremost campaigner over many decades for Britain to leave the European Union, and it is time for officialdom to recognize it also.
Hereby sovereignty has been restored not only to the British Parliament and the voters of the United Kingdom but also to the Monarch herself.
Now that Brexit has been completed, it is appropriate that the person who persuaded the UK to implement this significant change in the UK constitution should be recognised and suitably rewarded.
Now is the time to do so. To bypass it at this moment is not only an insult to Nigel Farage, but also to the majority of the country who voted for Brexit and, above all, it is dishonourable of the Monarch to sleight or overlook such an honour. Boris Johnson should advise Her Majesty that it is to her honour to confer this honour on Nigel Farage at this time.
You can add your voice to my campaign for his being honoured by the Queen, sooner rather than later.
Unthankfulness is not uncommon.
Although John Knox did more for Scotland than any other man in his Millennium, history has not been kind to him. His memory was traduced until his worth was recovered by Thomas M’Crie’s biography in 1811. Thomas Carlyle writing in Heroes and Hero Worship described Knox as “more than a man of genius – a heaven-inspired prophet and heroic leader of men … a brave and remarkable man.” He continued: “This that Knox did for his Nation, I say, we may really call a resurrection as from death. … He is the one Scotchman to whom, of all others, his country and the world owe a debt.” The accolades from those who knew John Knox when alive and who know him from his writings are too many to quote.
Even the BBC [18/11/2009] managed to acknowledge: “Thanks to John Knox, Scotland became one of the most literate nations in the world”. Indeed, John Knox did more for Scottish literacy and education than any man of his age. Yet Knox’s grave is a mere parking lot in Edinburgh.
Let my readers learn what to expect from worldly applause. One day the crowds in Jerusalem were greeting Jesus Christ as their Messiah, and within a week they called for His crucifixion by Pontius Pilate.
John Knox, like his Master Jesus Christ before him, knew the fickle hearts of men and said before he died:
“What I have been to my country, although this unthankful age do not acknowledge, yet the ages to come will be constrained to testify.”John Knox: Title page of M’Crie’s life of John Knox, National Libary of Scotland edition, 1824.
Nigel Farage could add his Amen to this. “Honour to whom honour is due” Romans 13:7.
Links and updates:
24 Jun 2016: Brexit: Britain’s Independence Day and my call for Farage to be knighted.
23 Jan 2018: Nigel’s skill.
24 Dec 2020: the Deal is done and my call for a knighthoodNigel.
26 Dec 2020: my repeat call “long overdue” before the 2021 New Year Honours List.
26 Dec 2020: Sir Nigel Farage.
2 Jan 2020: you can sign my campaign.