#AceNewsReport – Aug.01: A leaked list today reveals 48 friends, aides and remain supporting cabinet ministers are in line for knighthoods and other honours.
Among them are his closest friend and political ally George Osborne who is due to become a companion of honour – and Samantha Cameron’s style guru Isabel Spearman.
Osborne’s close aide Thea Rogers is set for an OBE.
Businessman Ian Taylor who has donated £1.6 million to the Conservative party and around £350,000 to the remain campaign is on the list along wit another big party donor Andrew Cook who gave a £1 million to the party and £300,000 to the remain campaign.
Four cabinet ministers who were firmly in the remain camp are also expected to receive knighthoods – Philip Hammond, Michael Fallon, David Lidington and Patrick McLoughlin.
Will Straw, the director of the remain campaign and son of Labour party grandee Jack Straw has been nominated for a CBE.
There are also 20 serving or former special advisors to Cameron’s government nominated for an OBE.
Even Samantha Cameron’s stylist Isabel Spearman is up for a gong.
The leaked list contains 31 men and 17 women.
John Major was the last Prime Minister to issue resignation honours but the leaked list could reignite criticism over the sytem.
The leak comes just days after it was revealed David Cameron and his cronies could get payoffs costing taxpayers £350,000.
The millionaire ex-PM is in line for a £19,000 goodbye while former Chancellor George Osborne and ex-Justice Secretary Michael Gove may pocket £17,000 each.
The trio, who all left government as flops after the Brexit debacle, are among 30 departing Tories in line for the windfall sums.
Furious critics have demanded they reject the cash.
Labour leadership hopeful Owen Smith said: “It beggars belief that the Tories are taking these bumper payoffs at the same time they are forcing through cuts on to low-paid working families of thousands of pounds a year.
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