For a while now Westmonster and Leave.EU seemed to have been ramping up support for joining the Conservative Party. They are joining to cause controversy and potentially help a Brexiteer to mount a leadership challenge on Theresa May.
According to Westmonster they have been welcomed with open arms with them revealing a confirmation E-mail from the Conservative Party Chairman Brandon Lewis writing: “your membership is now activated and you can attend party events both locally and nationally” It will be interesting to see what their intentions are.
The E-mail also declares: “3 months from the beginning of your membership, you can take part in the selection of candidates in your constituency and in future party leadership elections.” Like I said it will be interesting to see what they are planning.
Aaron Banks the millionaire former UKIP donor, spoke to his news company Westmonster and said:
“We believe that the battle for Brexit is now within the Conservative Party and the upcoming leadership election.
“Over 1.4m people follow Leave.EU online and we have urged them to join up and have their say.
“Most of our members are proper conservatives that believe in immigration control, family values, self reliance and prudent management of the economy.
“My Conservative Party membership lapsed in 2013 and I today joined the party.”
Andy Wigmore the former diplomat ex-kipper working under Banks in communications for his Leave.EU campaign went on to say:
“Like thousands of other Brexit supporters I’ve rejoined the Conservative Party to ensure that if there is a leadership contest then I can influence the type of leader the country and the Tory Party need.
“We need a Brexit leader, one who believes in Brexit and will deliver what 17.4 million people voted for.
“A strong Tory membership is essential to hold the leadership and MPs to account, if the party continues on its current path then we will not get the Brexit we voted for and will ultimately end up with a Corbyn Government – both are not an option.”
This is not the first time Aaron Banks or Andy Wigmore have been members of the Conservative Party.
Leave.EU have been sending out an appeal for people for join the Conservative Party on social media, some calling the campaign appeal; ‘Blue Wave’ for the Tory party to follow suite.
The Guardian have already jumped on the bandwagon claiming Brexiteers will unite around Boris Johnson and going as far as to say it represent a; “A real and present rightwing danger.” But what can we expect from a news company as biased as The Guardian?
Boris John has already achieved what most Tories can’t and that is being elected as Mayor of London twice, he arguably had some sway with people mobilising some support around the campaign to leave the European Admittedly, very late in the game and a little opportunistically.
There are many members of the Conservative Party and even more people that would like to see a genuine Conservative leading the Conservative Party. They could back Boris Johnson, Jacob Rees-Mogg or even someone entirely different. But what we do know is Aaron Banks and Andy Wigmore are up to something that involves No.10 Downing Street.