Tory MP Calls For Farage To Be Next EU Commissioner



IT was a busy day of podcasts in London on Saturday and none much bigger than Choppers Brexit Podcast.

The big headline to come out of it though was ERG member Steve Baker calling for Nigel Farage to be appointed Britain’s next EU Commissioner if there is a Brexit delay.

Mr Farage did not rule out the idea of taking up the €22,000 a month job either telling the Sunday Telegraph "Let's hope we leave - for everybody's sake!”

Mr Baker said - “I don't think we should leave ourselves in a position where we don't appoint a commissioner.”

"I think we should appoint a commissioner.”

“I think we should appoint somebody with about 20 years' experience, we should appoint somebody who is incredibly well known throughout the institutions.”

"Somebody who will be absolutely relied upon at all times to support our exit from the European Union, and therefore I unashamedly back Nigel Farage to be our next EU Commissioner in the unfortunate event that it transpires - though I think it unlikely - that we have to remain in.”

"This approach is inspired by the film Armageddon. There is that moment when they are trying to save the world and so what they do is they land on the asteroid and they put a nuclear weapon into the heart of the asteroid. Nigel Farage is that nuclear weapon."