The hard right has captured my old party – and Boris Johnson’s victory proves it

By Anna Soubry, MP for Broxtowe

Around 92,000 members who no longer even represent Conservative voters have crowned the “clown prince” as our prime minister. Just when we need a prime minister to bring us together, lead us through the Brexit crisis and on to tackling the serious issues we must confront, the party serves up Boris Johnson. His lifelong ambition has finally been realised; no one and nothing was going to get in his way this time, least of all integrity and truth.

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A bull in a china shop…Boris Johnson has lost touch with reality

By Chris Leslie, MP for Nottingham East

The arrival of Boris Johnson in Downing Street has all the hallmarks of a bull entering a china shop; a larger-than-life figure blustering around oblivious, of the damage being done around him.

Some people suppose that there is method in this madness, that there is a clever strategy here to frighten the other EU27 countries into ditching the existing Withdrawal Agreement. I doubt it.

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