‘He would take no prisoners!’ Tory MP calls for ‘no nonsense’ Nigel Farage to be made Home Secretary

‘He would take no prisoners!’ Tory MP calls for ‘no nonsense’ Nigel Farage to be made Home Secretary

Jonathan Gullis on the prospect of Farage being made Home Secretary

GB NEWS
Ben Chapman

By Ben Chapman


Published: 04/12/2023

- 22:46

Updated: 04/12/2023

- 23:38

Jonathan Gullis wants Farage in Government 'quickly'

Nigel Farage would make a good Home Secretary due to his “no nonsense” demeanour, Tory MP Jonathan Gullis has claimed.

Speaking on GB News, Gullis said he would have “no problem” with the GB News star being made a Lord and Home Secretary.


It comes as the Tory Government grapples with a crippling migrant crisis which threatens to be the death knell in their clutch on power.

Gullis believes Farage would be able to get a grip on the migrant crisis which continues to cause trouble for Rishi Sunak.

Nigel Farage and Jonathan Gullis

Jonathan Gullis on the prospect of Farage being made Home Secretary

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“Maybe the Conservatives should put Nigel Farage in the House of Lords”, he told GB News.

“We have seen Lord Cameron as Foreign Secretary.

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“I have no issue with Lord Farage as Home Secretary in the future if that’s an easier way of getting him into Government because he would take no nonsense, he would take no prisoners.

“He would call the Civil Service out as what they are at times, which is blockers on Government policy.”

Gullis admitted that the plan would have a “pushback” from One Nation Conservative MPs, with the group said to be making up the majority of the party.

“The One Nation caucus is probably the biggest in the Tory Parliamentary party”, he said.

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“They fall into believing centrism is everything, but centrism is about tinkering and nothing radical.

“This is what the British public voted for in 2016 when they voted for Brexit. I think sadly too many of my colleagues fall into the category of apologetic conservatism.”

It comes as current Home Secretary James Cleverly pledged a radical crackdown on net migration.

He outlined a raft of new restrictions on legal migration which he said will slash the number of people arriving in Britain by 300,000 a year.

He said a ban on overseas care workers bringing family dependants and a drastically hiked salary threshold for skilled workers to £38,700 will deliver the “biggest ever reduction”.

Sunak is under pressure from Tory MPs to take action after official estimates said figures hit a peak of 745,000 in 2022.

Cleverly railed against “abuses” of the current visa system as he said “enough is enough” while unveiling the plans to the Commons on Monday.

Under what he described as a five-point plan, the new Home Secretary said he will:

– Stop health and care workers bringing dependants;

– Hike the skilled worker earnings threshold by a third to £38,700, in line with the median full-time wage;

– Scrap “cut-price” labour by stopping shortage occupations being able to pay 20% less than the going rate and reforming the shortage occupation list;

– Raise the minimum income for family visas to £38,700 from £26,200, from next spring; and

– Ensure the Migration Advisory Committee reviews the graduate immigration route to prevent abuse.

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