TOP Tory donors and brexiteers have been picked by the PM for plush peerages.
Boris Johnson has put controversial businessman Peter Cruddas who has given millions to the party on his list of nominations.
Mr Cruddas, who has donated £50,000 to Boris’ campaign for Tory leadership and more than £3 million to the Tories since 2007, is one of 28 people on the PM’s list, The Times reported.
The row wound up in the Court of Appeal who found he had offered the journalists the “opportunity to influence government policy”.
A move they said was “unacceptable, inappropriate and wrong”.
Billionaire financier Michael Spencer was also one of the PM’s picks – the former treasurer has given the party around £5 million.
It’s not the first time Mr Spencer has been tipped for the Lords – his 2016 nomination by David Cameron was rejected because of a £55 million fine for his company for rigging rates.
Brexiteer Jon Moyniham, who chaired Vote Leave’s finance committee and donated £100,000 to Boris’ leadership race has also been included on the list.
Mr Moyniham threw a lavish Brexit bash with a string of Tory politicians at his Chelsea home last week to mark the UK’s exit.
Boris’ nominations have raised eyebrows after he handed nominations to former Chancellors and Remainer rebels Philip Hammond and Ken Clarke.
Both helped block his Brexit bill in Parliament last year.
Another vocal critic of the PM form Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson is also up for a peerage.
Other Lords hopefuls include Brexiteer and former editor of The Daily Telegraph Dan Hannan and former Tory MP James Wharton.