HE WAS ONCE CONSIDERED THE BRUTUS OF PARLIAMENT FOR HIS DIRECT INVOLVEMENT IN BETRAYING HIS OWN PARTY LEADER, MARGARET THATCHER. BUT NOW IT SEEMS THAT THE IRON LADY AND PROVEN EUROSCEPTIC IS HAVING THE LAST LAUGH.
AS OF yesterday afternoon, Lord Michael Heseltine – former Deputy Prime Minister and staunch EU-lover – has had the Tory whip suspended after bizarrely ignoring his role as an ambassador to promote loyalty to his party and saying that he would vote LIBDEM at the European elections on Thursday 23rd May.
The long-serving peer should have known that “publicly endorsing the candidates of another party is not compatible” with taking the whip, a Conservative spokesperson said. (A no-brainer, really).
His comments however angered Brexiteers in his party, with MPs suggesting he had broken internal rules by endorsing another party.Speaking to Emma Barnett on BBC Radio 5 live, Andrew Bridgen suggested “there really is no place for someone with his views in the Conservative Party”.
“I find Lord Heseltine’s arrogance that he knows better than the majority of the electorate really quite breathtaking.”