How the Tories became a Brexit death cult in thrall to Boris Johnson
There is evidence that post-referendum ‘entryism’ has helped drive the Conservatives into ultra-Brexiteer territory.
Professor Tim Bale from Queen Mary's School of Politics and International relations has published an opinion piece for The Independent where he argues that there is evidence that post-referendum ‘entryism’ has helped drive the Conservatives into ultra-Brexiteer territory.
He writes: “In short, attitudes on Europe have hardened among rank-and-file Tories; but part of that hardening is due to the fact that some of those with less strident views on the issue may have left the party only to be replaced by Brexiteer-ultras. That, of course, is democracy. But it’s also bloody good news for Boris Johnson – at least until he risks, as prime minister, having to disillusion and disappoint them.” Read more.