Sir Nicholas Soames MP confirms to #Newsnight that he will not stand in the next general election.— BBC Newsnight (@BBCNewsnight) September 3, 2019
“I have been told by the chief whip… that I have had the whip removed after 37 years as a Conservative MP."
“I’m not going to stand”@NSoames | @maitlis pic.twitter.com/P73srDcU4o
It will be quite something if Boris Johnson withdraws the Conservative whip from Sir Nicholas Soames, the grandson of his political hero, Winston Churchill— Shehab Khan (@ShehabKhan) September 3, 2019
Johnson’s opponents want to avert Britain from leaving the E.U. without an agreement in place to regulate trade, border security and other critical issues. Analysts say a so-called no-deal Brexit could be economically damaging and lead to food and medicine shortages. Johnson has dismissed those predictions as fearmongering.Johnson also said that any delay from the Oct. 31 deadline would disrupt progress on negotiations with the E.U. over an exit deal. And he said it would undercut the government’s negotiating position.