This movement adds another deputy to the Liberal Democratic Party modifying the distribution of majorities which will foreseeably cause the 'tories' to lose key votes this Tuesday, just before the parliamentary activity is suspended from October 10 to 14 as Johnson promoted.
The circle close to Johnson has already warned that he would call elections before delaying the Brexit date, so the British press has already begun to speculate on possible dates.
In the face of Lee's movement, the option for the appointment with the polls to be held on October 14, in full final stretch for the deadline for 'European divorce', begins to gain strength.
Lee justified his decision through a letter released through social networks in which he argued that Johnson "is unnecessarily endangering lives and livelihoods and is endangering the integrity of the United Kingdom. More generally, it is undermining the economy, democracy and the role of our country in the world. ”
He also accused the British premier of using "political manipulation, intimidation and lies" in his case.
After a great deal of thought, I have reached the conclusion that it is no longer possible to serve my constituents ’and country’s best interests as a Conservative Member of Parliament. My letter to the Prime Minister: pic.twitter.com/0QreSbSdwR
– Dr Phillip Lee MP (@DrPhillipLeeMP) September 3, 2019