Anna Soubry Tells May: ‘I’ll Quit Tories Over Hard Brexit’

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Anna Soubry (pictured above) has become the first Conservative MP to break ranks and threaten to quit the party over a ‘Hard’ Brexit. Ms. Soubry said that she was prepared to leave and join a new pro-European party if Mrs May continued to pursue the current hard party line on leaving the EU.

Soubry, a former Business Minister, said her ‘country must come before her party’ as she set out why she would be prepared to walk away from the Tories.

Writing in the Mail On Sunday, the Broxtowe MP warned Theresa May that she should side with ‘wise owls’ such as Chancellor Philip Hammond to stop Brexiteers ‘plunging this country headlong into an economic nightmare’.

She also warned that once the public realises they have been ‘conned’ by the Brexit-campaigners, ‘all options must go back on the table’ – clear support for a second referendum. Soubry said:

‘We must face up to the Brexit reality: It is fantasy to think we are going to get a good deal from the EU based on our current negotiating strategy.

‘People will soon see how they have been conned by the Brexiteers. All options must go back on the table.

‘I am proud of my loyalty to my party and my country. People have asked me two questions, if the worst happened and we staggered recklessly towards a ‘Hard Brexit’ that would destroy the lives and livelihoods of my constituents: Could I ever see myself joining with like-minded people who want to save our country from such an appalling fate? And has that moment arrived yet?

The answer to the first question is ‘it is not impossible’; the answer to the second is ‘no’.

But I would be betraying my principles if I did not make it clear that country must always come before party.’

Talk of a new pro-European party to halt Brexit has been circulating since the 2016 referendum result, but nothing concrete has emerged. Former Labour Prime Minister Tony Blair has repeatedly called for the centre-left of British politics to be remade in the light of the EU referendum and General Election results, but has been lukewarm on suggestions of starting a new party.

Westmonster Dave is the News Editor of Kipper Central.

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24 Responses

  1. Thostids says:

    She won’t have to leave the “Conservative Party” as all the Conservatives left it years ago. Now it’s just a closet Democrat operation

  2. Clive says:

    She left the Lib Dems in 1984. The conservative party has been infiltrated with them. Cameron, Clarke and many others, mainly pro EU

  3. Rowan Lyle says:

    Bye bye…one less useful idiot in the government.

  4. Stanley Cutts says:

    It’ll be good if she goes. The Tory Party doesn’t need its very own Diane Abbot.

  5. ian johnston says:

    GOOD….no great loss !

  6. I wish we would as this stupid woman let’s the Tories side down. She is an absolute disgrace!

  7. P Rennie says:

    Does she need any help packing ?

  8. Roger Goodchild says:

    If you can’t or won’t support your parties policies or whatever the outcome of negotiations are, then best you go now instead of trying to get your own way like a spoilt child putting on a paddy because SHE can’t get what SHE want’s .

  9. Michael Dixon says:

    I wish she would go now. Perhaps a pied a terre in Brussels would suit.

  10. Stanley Cutts says:

    Ken Clarke in drag.

  11. John Wright says:

    Anna Soubry, This Stupid, Ignorant & Treacherous Woman needs kicking out of the Conservative Party! How in Gods name she’s managed to cling on to her seat is beyond me, her Constituents must surely realise she is a liability & like all self opinionated & out of touch people, she really believes she is important? She certainly wouldn’t be a loss to the Party, so Theresa, you must act now!

  12. James E Turner says:

    go because I am sure Hammond will not be getting my vote as a remainer

  13. Pete Lancaster says:

    Soubry, Should have resigned after the Brexit vote, She has caused division within the party, If you don’t follow party policies, then move on. Not rocket science is it, winger.

  14. A Cotton says:

    you are correct when you say country comes before party, now you must stick by that statement and support Brexit as that is what the majority of this country voted for.

  15. Bruce Rhodes says:

    You stress loyalty Madam. But you are not being loyal to the majority of your constituents who elected to LEAVE the EU.Suggest you buzz off elsewhere where you can behave as you please.

  16. Tom Atkinson says:

    As Elto John sang, “Turn the light out when you leave”. Bye!!!!!!

  17. Alan Booth says:

    Best she shows strong and stable decision making and goes

  18. Ian Edwards says:

    She is so mind f*cked she does not realise she puts globalism before country and thinks that’s patriotic.

  19. Sue Rowell says:

    Good idea if Soubry left! Bye bye Anna!

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