Pro-EU party launches election campaign as MPs return from break

Recent polls revealed the Conservative Party was losing support to Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party

The former Ukip leader said yesterday that he would repeat "every day" the words of Lord Adonis, a former cabinet minister and adviser to Tony Blair who is now standing for Labour in the European elections.

Change UK, formed by breakaway MPs from Britain's two main parties disgruntled at their stances on Brexit, unveiled a roster of candidates at an event in Bristol in southwest England.

While it is entirely understandable many in Government and Parliament are feeling a certain amount of fatigue with the Brexit process after months of intense argument and debate that often appear to result in little or no progress, the stakes for this country's future could not be higher.

Veteran journalist Gavin Esler, who spent decades reporting for the BBC, is also among those standing, saying he was "seriously anxious about the future of our country".

Anti-EU firebrand Nigel Farage launched his new Brexit Party's campaign earlier this month, with Annunziata Rees-Mogg - the sister of leading Tory eurosceptic Jacob Rees-Mogg - one of its candidates.

Former business minister Richard Harrington, who quit over Mrs May's Brexit policies, opposed any leadership election. Announcing candidates for the elections on May 23, he described Clacton as the "most patriotic" town in the UK.

Mr Farage pointed out that Lord Adonis had said: "If you're a Brexiteer, I hope you won't vote for the Labour Party".

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Reports citing unnamed sources stated that 1922 committee chairman Graham Brady could try to force May to give a set departure date.

Ms Widdecombe also slammed the hopelessly inadequate prime minister and accused her of presiding over a party that broke promises made in its 2017 general election manifesto.

Theresa May faces another vote of no confidence from within the Conservative party in an attempt to oust her over her handling of Brexit.

More than 800 of the party's most senior members, including the heads of the local associations, will take part in the vote.

Joint executive secretary Nigel Evans had publicly called for Mrs May to go as soon as possible, but others at the meeting reportedly questioned what a fresh leadership contest would achieve.

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