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Thread #165570   Message #4011869
Posted By: DMcG
04-Oct-19 - 06:44 AM
Thread Name: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
I you insist on ex-Tory, fine. I meant it more in terms of values than formal membe4ship, as in his statement:
Itís always difficult to run against your own party. Itís been a painful journey for me. I suppose it was really crystallised when I had the Conservative whip removed.

Iíve been proud to be a member of the Conservative party. There are many values I share with it. I parted company largely over Brexit and the tone of the party

There is a significant proportion of the population that has Tory values and always votes Tory, but has never been a formal member. I think it fair to refer to them as Tory.