Tory Baroness Threatens To Leave Party If Government Opts For Hard Brexit
25 August 2017, 16:50
A Conservative peer has told LBC she fears she may be forced to leave the party if the government opts for a so-called hard Brexit.
Baroness Altmann slammed David Davis and Theresa May for being “too demanding” during negotiations with the European Union.
In the highly critical interview, the former pensions minister said her “first preference” was to stay in the Tory party - but is worried she may have no choice but to leave.
The Europhile told Iain Dale: “I have so many colleagues who agree with the view that I am expressing to you now.
“I voted against the government on the Article 50 because I don’t believe the country was ready to enter these negotiations.
“Quite frankly, I think what’s happened since we triggered Article 50 actually shows we weren’t ready to start.”
The interview provoked a split reaction from LBC listeners.
You can watch the sparky interview in its entirety below and see whose side you're on.