Veteran MP Kenneth Clarke who has served the UK as an MP for almost five decades said he does not recognise the Conservative Party anymore.
On Tuesday Clarke had his whip removed which effectively means Clarke has been expelled from the parliamentary Conservative party, after he voted against the government.
He told BBC’s Newsnight, “I don’t recognise this. It’s the Brexit Party, rebadged.
“It’s been taken over by a rather knockabout sort of character, who’s got this bizarre crash-it-through philosophy… a Cabinet which is the most right-wing Cabinet any Conservative Party has ever produced.”
Clarke said that he sceptical as to whether or not the prime minister is wanting a deal with the EU,
He told Newsnight, “He’s obviously not trying to get a deal. I’m sure he’d prefer one if he thought he could get one past his right-wing supporters.
“But he’s dug himself in, he assumes he’s going to get no deal. Because he can’t get the right wing of the Conservative Party, many of them now stuck in his Cabinet, to agree to it.”
Clarke entered the House of Commons in 1970, when Boris Johnson was six years old, he has served in the Cabinet for 18-years of Margret Thatcher and Sir John Major.