Conservative MP Phillips Resigns, Calls the Party ‘Ukip-lite’

Conservative MP for Sleaford and North Hykeham in Lincolnshire, Stephen Phillips, has announced to resign from his position as he criticized Theresa May’s handling of the Brexit process and, one of his friends revealed, he thinks Tory party has become “Ukip-lite”. According to Phillips, who voted for Britain to leave the EU, he has observed “significant policy differences” between himself and the current government.

According to the statements revealed by his friend, Phillips thinks that “it’s about values. The values of this government are not his values. They’ve lurched to the right and become Ukip-lite. He is not.” It was added that two of the key issues were “their failure to honour their promises on child refugees [and] the decimation of international aid to the poorest and most vulnerable in the world.” Meanwhile, it was explained that “Brexit is part of it, because they think they can do what the hell they like without asking parliament. But it’s only a small part of it. It’s the fact that he is not a Conservative in this mould.”

In his remarks, Phillips also claimed that it’s been an honour to serve for six years but he explained that “it has become clear to me over the last few months that my growing and very significant policy differences with the current government mean that I am unable properly to represent the people who elected me.” He elucidated that “this decision has been a difficult one and I hope that everyone will respect the fact that I have tried to act in the best interests of all of my constituents.”

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