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The Human Wedge in a Fracturing U.K. Conservative Party | The New YorkTimes |

Red-faced and almost vibrating with anger, Mark Francois rose from the green leather benches of the House of Commons after his fellow lawmakers had voted to delay Brexit, torpedoing his dream of a no-deal plunge out of the European Union.

"Forgive them, father," he boomed, "for they know not what they do."

    "I am very concerned that the Prime Minister has entered into discussions with Jeremy Corbyn, who is a Marxist, with a view to taking us into a Customs Union. This would effectively keep us in the European Union, completely against the Conservative Party 2017 Manifesto and, even more importantly, totally against the decision of 17.4 million people in the EU referendum." - letter to Sir Graham Brady MP.


Arch-Brexiteers in Parliament are imploring Mrs. May to resign next month and are discussing a change in party rules to let them kick her out. Local Conservative leaders are promising to boycott upcoming European election campaigns. And a former cabinet minister defected over the weekend to a pro-Europe party because he said the Conservatives were being captured by "an English nationalist outlook."

"This is now a rupture within the fabric of the Conservative Party," said Alan Wager, a research associate at The U.K. in a Changing Europe, a research organization.

The 4 ways Tories plotting to change ancient rules to force out Theresa May | The Sun |
Grassroots Tories want to hold no-confidence vote in Theresa May | The Guardian |

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Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.
by Oui on Tue Apr 23rd, 2019 at 08:20:37 AM EST
So the plan to prevent a split in the Tory Party has is starting to cause a split in the Tory Party.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Tue Apr 23rd, 2019 at 03:33:12 PM EST
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