Johnson makes Paul Dacre the former editor of the Daily Mail a fecking LORD! Could this country actually get any more corrupt...
Paul Dacre, the former editor of the Daily Mail, has been dropped from a list of more than 20 peerages that will be announced by the government today.
Labour has nominated seven peers, including Tom Watson, the party’s former deputy leader, and two union bosses: Frances O’Grady, the general secretary of the Trades Union Congress, and David Prentis, the former head of Unison.
The Conservatives have nominated 13 political peers, including five former Tory MPs and Sir Michael Hintze, one of the party’s biggest donors.
Jake Berry, the chairman of the Conservative Party, and James Duddridge — both prominent supporters of Boris Johnson when he was in office — will be given knighthoods.
However, The Times has been told that the House of Lords appointments commission has advised against a peerage for Dacre, the editor-in-chief of DMG Media, which publishes the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday, Metro and the MailOnline website. The commission is said to have raised concerns that he is still an “active journalist”. Senior Conservatives have pushed back against the advice, highlighting the fact that Lord Moore of Etchingham, a former editor of The Daily Telegraph and regular columnist, was given a peerage in 2020.