Remainer Gary Lineker leads celebrity gushing over Independent Group

‘This is a shelter for the politically homeless’: Remainer luvvie Gary Lineker leads celebrity gushing over new Independent Group of MPs who back a second referendum

  • Gary Lineker posts series of tweets in support of breakaway Independent Group 
  • Eleven MPs have so far joined the group, eight from Labour and now three Tories 
  • Lineker, 58, said in posts ‘for… many politically homeless… this could be shelter’
  • Also retweeted the Tory MPs resignation letter and said it was ‘hard to disagree’ 

Gary Lineker has seemingly thrown his support behind the new Independent Group of former Labour and Tory MPs who back a second EU referendum. 

The Match of the Day host and vocal Remainer backed the 11 MPs who resigned and formed a breakaway Independent Group amid an ongoing crisis within their parties. 

Reacting to the growth of the new centrist group, Lineker said: ‘No idea where this will lead, but for many that are politically homeless this could conceivably be a place of shelter from the increasingly extremist political duopoly.’ 

Gary Lineker has seemingly thrown his support behind the new Independent Group of former Labour and Tory MPs who back a second referendum. The vocal Remainer backed the 11 MPs who resigned and formed an Independent Group amid an ongoing crisis within their parties

 

Reacting to the growth of the new centrist group, Lineker said: ‘No idea where this will lead, but for many that are politically homeless this could conceivably be a place of shelter from the increasingly extremist political duopoly’

He also highlighted the resignation letter signed by Tories Anna Soubry, Heidi Allen and Sarah Wollaston, and said: ‘Hard to disagree with the content of this letter.’

The Conservative trio joined the Independent Group today in an explosive new political development, aligning themselves with eight former Labour MPs who resigned on Monday and Tuesday citing anti-Semitism within the party.   

Lineker, who has been outspoken in his support of a so called People’s Vote – to allow Britain to return to the ballot box over it’s EU membership.


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Professor Brian Cox, the noted physicist, also seemingly back the Independent Group in a message shared on social media.

He said: ‘We are seeing the long overdue shattering and reshaping of UK politics.  Both major parties have failed the country absolutely when we needed them most. 

‘They have no answer to the crisis Cameron created having exposed the rest of us to the Tory civil war. They are beneath contempt.’

 

Professor Brian Cox, the noted physicist, also seemingly back the Independent Group in a message shared on social media

In an immediate response to the trip of resignations today, Prime Minister Theresa May said she was ‘saddened’ by the decision and thanked the MPs for their ‘dedicated service to our party over many years’.

The PM vowed the Tories would ‘always offer the decent, moderate and patriotic politics’ Britain deserved. She said delivering Brexit was ‘never going to be easy’ but insisted she was ‘doing the right thing for our country’.

The move puts rocket boosters under the new political movement that was launched by a ‘gang of seven’ ex-Labour MPs on Monday. It is the biggest split in British politics since 1981 and could set in motion a total realignment of the party system.

Other MPs could quickly follow now the Independent Group is cross-party.

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