In a sign that Theresa May is alienating grassroots supporters, the chairman of Canterbury’s Conservatives has written to members to make plain his anger over the Prime Minister’s approach to Brexit.
Yesterday (Wednesday) Mrs May held talks with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, a man she once described as “not fit to govern” and a “Marxist, anti-semite”.
Greig Baker, the chairman of the Canterbury Conservative Association wrote to members to describe Mrs May’s handling of the process as “unedifying, infuriating and destructive in equal measure”.
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He went on to explain that he would continue to serve the Conservative Party, which has “excellent candidates” for the forthcoming Canterbury City Council elections.
Mr Baker added that despite the deadlock over in Parliament over Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union following the 2016 referendum it still contained “good Conservative MPs” who “make the case for true Conservative values”.
Some members, however, have been symbolically cutting up their Conservative Party membership cards.
Conservative youth member Lawrence Gartshore even cancelled his membership after Mrs May announced talks with Mr Corbyn.
He said: “This emphatic capitulation by May was really the final straw.
“The Conservative Party are not conservative any longer.”