Never has the system seemed more discredited than it does today, as the former prime minister attempts to shower his friends and supporters with fancy titles, writes ISABEL OAKESHOTT. From his wife’s stylist to the individuals responsible for the deplorable campaign to bully voters into remaining in the EU, an array of flops, lickspittles, time-servers and non-entities will soon be the proud beneficiaries of gongs. With a few honourable exceptions, qualifying for their titles seems to have required little more than doing their jobs.
Until the shock Brexit vote, the Prime Minister assumed he had another three years left in power and had already decided who he was going to promote; and who to fire. By late tomorrow, he and his family will be out of Downing Street – and in urgent need of a roof over their heads. Discovering on the morning after the referendum that they had just weeks left in their accommodation above No 11 Downing Street was already a shock. Now the Camerons have been turfed out two months early, they barely have time to gather their belongings, and nowhere permanent to go immediately in London. But the couple recently banked ￡800,000 to help fund their future business ventures after remortgaging their Notting Hill home.