FINALLY our suspicions have been confirmed: Heidi Allen, Anna Soubry and Sarah Wollaston have jumped ship from the Conservative Party to join their Labour fellow defectors and sit behind the SNP in a coterie of ‘I told you so’ smugness, taking their daily dollop of Brexit Derangement Syndrome with them in the process.
In essence, they have insulted the 17.4million Leave voters, ratted on their constituents and most of all on their hard-working constituency foot soldiers who slogged away to help them get elected. In their neurotic determination to prevent the government from negotiating an important international treaty, they have used in describing No Deal such loaded terms as ‘crashing out’ and ‘over the cliff’, which have been bandied about to terrify and brainwash the supposedly supine electorate.
Their monumental egos coupled with their sense of self-importance, hypocrisy and entitlement appear boundless. They are in fact repudiating WTO which would restore Britain’s status as a sovereign trading nation and release this country from the protectionist cartel of the failing political ideology and failed economic model that is their beloved EU. Apparently, the PM’s atrocious surrender document which shackles this country to much EU authority and the jurisdiction of the ECJ is not good enough for them. They want to overturn Brexit and stick two fingers up to mass democracy.
Unlike the Labour defectors who spoke forcefully and sadly about the anti-Semitic Marxist cesspit that the Labour Party has become under the leadership of a back-bench agitator and his henchmen, these former Tories pronounced from on high in revanchist terms worthy of Guy Verhofstadt and Donald Tusk, condemning a so-called ‘Purple Momentum’ or ‘Bluekip’ which apparently has consumed their former party. This disparages those voters who believe in national sovereignty, the primacy of British law in our own country, the ability to trade with non-EU countries and the right to determine who comes and lives here, and is totally unconnected with the now discredited UKIP under its current leadership. Not satisfied with that, they, with the full co-operation of the BBC, continue to slander the ERG grouping in the Tory Party (referred to here on the Today programme as ‘entryists’ and helpfully in the same interview by Philip Hammond as ‘hard-core’) who simply want to deliver the manifesto commitments upon which they were elected. Unlike the ‘Three Amigos’ who, when it comes to democracy, dance to a very different tune when it suits them.
This trio have impoverished the political system under which they were elected and trashed the voters’ belief in democratic accountability. Their mendacity is unforgivable and will not be forgotten.