Mass Defections To UKIP After Tory ‘Coronation’ Of Theresa May


11 Jul 2016

Mass reports of defections from the Conservative Party to UKIP have been reported on social media today following the impending ‘coronation’ of Home Secretary Theresa May to leader of the Conservative Party and soon-to-be Prime Minister.

Following the news that Brexiteer Andrea Leadsom was set to withdraw from the Tory leadership race – leaving Ms. May to succeed David Cameron as Prime Minister on Wednesday – long-term Tory voters and members are tearing up their membership cards and joining the UK Independence Party (UKIP) seemingly en masse.

Life-long Tory voters were cancelling their memberships to join UKIP as early as midday, announcing their moves on Twitter and Facebook, ostensibly in protest at Ms. May’s authoritarian and anti-Brexit views. Some also protested about her term in office as Home Secretary, which has seen the curtailment of civil liberties, the praise of Shariah law, and the failure to abide by a 2010 manifesto pledge to drastically reduce migration into the UK.

Including those just embarking on joining:

Many members clung on to their membership to vote for Ms. Leadsom, who seemed to be the grassroots’ favourite.  On her withdrawal, she appeared to take supporters with her, many of whom blamed ‘dirty politics’ for forcing her out of the race. But no longer seeing the Conservative Party as their natural home, joined UKIP.

Upon her withdrawal, many Tories who blamed ‘dirty politics’ for forcing her out of the race decided the Conservative Party was no longer their natural home, and joined UKIP.

UKIP sources told Breitbart London that the membership department had seen a major influx of supporters on the back of the day’s events, but were unable to put a number on new membership applications.

On Sunday, outgoing leader of UKIP Nigel Farage answered callers’ questions on LBC radio, discussing the future of the party.

 Brexit voters are expressing their concerns over the commitment of Ms. May, who supported the Remain campaign during the referendum, even following her speech earlier today, and her repeated “Brexit means Brexit” mantra, with many UKIP converts stating that she cannot be trusted.

On social media, the electorate stated concern over delays in triggering Article 50, the formal mechanism for leaving the European Union (EU), and Ms. May’s commitment to not reneging on the voters’ position to stop automatic free movement.

 Some expressed their disillusion in the democratic process, believing that there would be more “gerrymandering by the elite and europhiles”, and that the only party that the only way British voters would “get what they voted for” would be to join UKIP.

Remainer Theresa May will drive Tories into the arms of Ukip, blasts Norman Tebbit

THERESA May will drive Tory voters into the arms of Ukip with her pro-EU views, former party enforcer Norman Tebbit has warned.

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BLAST: Lord Tebbit has launched a scathing attack on Theresa May

The Prime Minister-in-waiting has sought to reassure Conservative Eurosceptics by declaring: “Brexit means Brexit and we’re going to make a success of it”.

But Lord Tebbit described her as “Ukip’s greatest recruiting sergeant” before attacking her record on immigration, police reform and her failure to back the winning side in the EU referendum.

The 85-year-old peer said Brexit favourite Andrea Leadsom had been the victim of an intense smear campaign by Mrs May’s supporters and that much of the “hatred” she endured was due to her “opposition to gay marriage as much as her Euroscepticism”.

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NUMBER 10: Theresa May is preparing to move into Downing Street

Mrs May is now set to become Ukip’s greatest recruiting sergeant

Lord Tebbit

Writing in the Daily Telegraph, Lord Tebbit said: “Bitterly disappointed party members who campaigned successfully for Brexit now fear that the Remainers have managed to turn defeat into victory and will join Ukip – alongside sensible Labour voters disgusted with both Mr Corbyn and Ms Eagle alike.

“These footsoldiers who knock on doors, deliver leaflets and raise money will not just stay at home. They will campaign against Mrs May.”

Lord Tebbit, a stalwart of Margaret Thatcher’s cabinets of the 1980s and a former Conservative Party chairman, said Mrs May, who campaigned for the UK to stay in the EU will now have go to Brussels to “tell Herr Juncker that she made a mistake and that really she wanted to leave”.

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READY: Theresa May prepares to become Prime Minister

He said: “Indeed, she will have to tell him that the deal which Mr Cameron brought back from his negotiations earlier this year was not, as she thought at the time, a proper acknowledgment of the concerns of the British people, but a grudging and inadequate response to our needs.

“But I doubt that the jurors in Brussels will be convinced. They know, as we all do, that Mrs May is convinced our future lies in Brussels, not Westminster.

“Not only that, but she will have to persuade both us here at home and the bankers, investors and business people across the world that although she signed up to Mr Cameron’s “Dodgy Dossier” predicting all the alarming consequences of Brexit, she knew all along it was little more than a scare story.


One Response to “Mass Defections To UKIP After Tory ‘Coronation’ Of Theresa May”

  1. Tom74 says:

    I’m afraid anyone who feels let down by the Conservative Party is veyr foolish. I even heard IDS expressing disappointment the other day.
    When will they learn? The Tories are merely the political wing of the establishment and the foreign rich. They couldn’t care less about 99% of the country, including their grassroots membership, and are simply using them for their own ends.

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