Tory Remainer Dominic Grieve could quit party if Boris Johnson becomes PM – The Sun

Tory Remainer Dominic Grieve could quit party if Boris Johnson becomes PM – The Sun

HARDCORE Remainer Dominic Grieve today admitted he may quit the Tory party if Boris Johnson becomes PM.

The former minister suggested it could be impossible for him to stay and support a Brexiteer leader.

If he did switch sides in the event of a BoJo victory, the new PM would see his Commons majority reduced to just TWO.

Mr Grieve is one of a handful of Tory MPs who are pushing for a second referendum to overturn Brexit.

Asked today if he could stay in the party under Mr Johnson, he told Dan Wootton on talkRADIO: "I think it may be very difficult for me to remain.

"But I don't wish to leave the Conservative Party – of which I have been a member for 47 years.

"I would wait to see what he says and does, but… the reality of where we are in view of where I think he is likely to take us is going to mean I suspect it's going to be very difficult for me to do so."

Mr Grieve, the former Attorney General, has previously threatened to back a vote of no-confidence in the new PM to block a No Deal Brexit.

Other MPs could join him in the last-ditch bid to prevent Mr Hunt from taking us out of the EU without a deal on October 31.

But he is the first Tory to admit publicly that he is considering leaving the party altogether.

Earlier this year Nick Boles, Heidi Allen, Anna Soubry and Sarah Wollaston all resigned from the party in protest over its Brexit policy.


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