Tory MP and former Brexit minister Steve Baker dances around issue before bombshell admission that helping bring down government in no-confidence vote ‘is on the table’
Tory former Brexit minister Steve Baker was forced into an explosive admission that the ‘ERG’ group of pro-Brexit Tory MPs are considering voting against Theresa May’s government in a no-confidence motion over her failure to negotiate a workable Brexit deal.
Baker also hinted that he might resign from the Tory party in order to do so.
Baker claimed that he could not foresee voting against the government ‘as a Tory MP’ – but did not contradict the Spectator’s Fraser Nelson when Nelson pointed out that could mean he’d resign the Conservative ‘whip’ in order to do so as an independent.
And Baker – deputy chair of the ERG group – twice admitted that a vote against the government is ‘on the table’:
The Tories are falling apart, with Brexit hardliners considering bringing down the government and the pro-remain faction openly talking about a ‘government of national unity’ – a nakedly anti-democratic power-grab – as a means of clinging onto power with fellow ‘centrists’.
The country desperately needs an end to this black hole of centrist ambition and Tory incompetence while millions suffer. It’s time for another no-confidence motion to see if these vacillating MPs will put their money where their mouth is.
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