Brexit opponents mull forming new party

Published on Friday, 11 August 2017 20:57
Written by The Associated Press

LONDON (AP) - Opponents of Britain’s departure from the European Union are floating the idea of setting up a new anti-Brexit political party. James Chapman, a former top aide to Brexit Secretary David Davis, has become an outspoken critic of Britain’s looming departure from the 28-nation bloc.

He is calling for a new centrist political party because both the governing Conservatives and main opposition Labour parties say they will go through with the decision to leave.

Chapman said Friday “there is an enormous gap in the center now of British politics” that could be filled by an anti-Brexit force. He said that two members of Prime Minister Theresa May’s Cabinet have contacted him to express support.

Posted in The Bristol Press, on Friday, 11 August 2017 20:57. Updated: Friday, 11 August 2017 21:00.