A number of Conservative MPs have reportedly told party leadership favorite Boris Johnson that if he fails to deliver Brexit by the end of October, they will defect en masse to Nigel Farage’s Brexit party.
In a recent YouGov poll, 46% of Conservative Party voters said they would approve if Farage became their party leader. This reflects the fact that solving the Brexit impasse and giving the UK a sense of direction moving forward are the paramount issues concerning many Brits. It also shows that many Conservative leaning voters could switch towards the fledgling Brexit Party.
One Tory minister said to The Sun: “We’ve all invested heavily in backing Boris. But he has got to keep his word. If he lets us down, it’s over.”
The unresolved issue of Brexit is central in every aspect of UK politics, including even the Tory leadership race, as MPs try to repair the damage from the disastrous negotiations which caused Theresa May to resign as PM.
108 times at last count, May promised to somehow leave the EU on March 29th — but she ended up postponing it to April 12th, and then again pushed the deadline to October. Her inability to deliver is why the former Island Empire is in such turmoil now.
Pro-Bexit Tory MP Andrew Bridgen, in an interview with Breitbart London said : “So no more broken promises. We’ve got to leave on 31st October.”
Writing in the Sunday Express, Mr Farage expressed that he does not believe that Boris Johnson “will deliver on his promises” to take the UK out of the EU on Halloween if he becomes PM. Farage also confirmed that “Tory defectors would be welcome in The Brexit Party.