Just as many Tory Brexiteers appear to be at the very least lending their vote to Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party it would now appear Tory Remoaners are turning yellow. Heseltine slammed the Tories for being “myopically focused on forcing through the biggest act of economic self-harm” and expressed his support for the Lib Dems ‘Bollocks To Brexit’ manifesto for the European Elections.
Tory Brexiteers rounded on the Remoaning peer. Commentator Ella Whelan told Andrew Marr:
“Here’s a fantastic reason why I’m voting for the Brexit Party.
“Michael Heseltine wrote that ‘Brexit seeps its poison into every family, age group, class and region.’ It’s that kind of disdain for democracy that I think is pushing people towards the Brexit Party, which has a very clear message on democrachttps://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1129194/Brexit-news-Michael-Heseltine-Liberal-Democrats-European-elections-UK-EU-withdrawal-latesty.
“Heseltine is an arch-Remainer, he is talking about the fact he is going to rebel, he is not going to vote for the Tories, he is going to vote for his local Liberal Democrat candidate because he hates Brexit so viciously and because he is so set against it.
“This is a wonderful example of the kind of arrogance among certain politicians that they think that, in relation to the referendum, they just don’t see it’s an issue they have to listen to. That’s why people want change.”
Theresa May’s Tories look to be utterly sunk in Thursday’s European Elections as they are squeezed between Brexiteers deserting to Farage’s Brexit Party and Remoaners like Heseltine decamping to the Liberal Democrats.