The Leading pro-Europe Tory Anna Soubry has anticipated the same fate for Theresa May as David Cameron and John Major, who has been taken down by hard Brexiteers. Soubry asked May to “sling out” the tough Brexiteers, otherwise; she threatened to quit the party and form a new political alliance.
Anna Soubry forced May to “stand up” against Boris Johnson and Jacob Rees-Mogg. In her interview with BBC2’s Newsnight she said “if it comes to it, I am not going to stay in a party which has been taken over by the likes of Jacob Rees-Mogg and Boris Johnson.” “They are not proper Conservatives,” she added.
Time for MPs to put their constituents and country first and foremost. We must all stand up to the ideological extremists in both parties. https://t.co/17LyESXFQD
— Anna Soubry MP (@Anna_Soubry) February 5, 2018
“Something is going to have to give because if it doesn’t not only will we get Jacob Rees-Mogg as our prime minister, we will get a devastating hard Brexit which will cause huge damage to our economy for generations to come,” said Soubry.
“Unless Theresa stands up and sees off these people she is in real danger of losing huge swathes of not just the parliamentary party but the Conservative Party,” she emphasized. “They are not the Tory party I joined 40 years ago and it is about time Theresa stood up to them and slung ’em out,” she added.
“They have taken down Major, they took down Cameron, two great leaders neither of whom stood up to them.”
“We have to get a Conservative Party which is what it has been for decades, the party I joined 40 years ago, proper, One Nation, centrist, small l socially liberal, fiscally sensible, economically sound Conservatives,” Soubry claimed.