Nicholas Soames, Winston Churchill’s grandson, is to be expelled from the United Kingdom’s Conservative Party for disobeying Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday.
According to The Washington Post, Soames with 20 other Conservative members of Parliament voted to force a vote for Brexit’s delay.
For Johnson, this was a major blow as it prompted him to call for a general election. Soames has been a part of Parliament for 37 years and said his vote has gone against his party for only three times. He told the reporter, It’s a bad night for Conservatism”.
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Queen Elizabeth approved Johnson’s request last week to suspend Parliament until two weeks before 31st October, the Brexit deadline. Critics said it doesn’t give enough time to avoid a No-Deal and ordered exit from the EU.
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