As chaos descends on House of Commons, Heidi Allen says: ‘I’m ashamed I was ever a Tory’
Heidi Allen, the independent MP for South Cambridgeshire, has said she “ashamed” she was ever a member of the Conservative party.
She hit out at the Tories as chaos descended on the House of Commons on Monday night and into Tuesday morning.
Parliament has been prorogued until October 14, despite the ongoing uncertainty surrounding Brexit and opposition from MPs to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plan to proceed with leaving the EU on October 31 even if no deal has been reached.
Ms Allen, who left the Tories in February to become an independent, and was interim leader of Change UK for a spell before leaving, said: “I don’t think Boris Johnson has a serious bone in his body. He sits and smirks and pays not the tiniest bit of respect to MPs in this important debate. Who the hell does he think he is?”
She also tweeted: “Laughing and jeering like it’s all a game - Parliament is trying to stop a catastrophic ‘no deal’ Brexit and the Tory party behaves as if it is pantomime season. I am ashamed to say I was ever a member. Disgraceful.”
Both Ms Allen and Cambridge’s Labour MP Daniel Zeichner voted against the government’s effort to hold a snap general election, preferring to wait for a law to be passed ruling out a no-deal Brexit.
South East Cambridgeshire MP Lucy Frazer, a Tory minister, voted with the government, which was defeated.
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