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Professor Tim Bale, Brexit: Tory MPs warn of entryism threat from Leave.EU supporters

19 August 2018

Conservative MPs are warning of a risk of entryism in the party as the pro-Brexit group Leave.EU encourages its supporters to become members in order to back Boris Johnson or Jacob Rees-Mogg in a future leadership contest. Tim Bale, a professor of politics at Queen Mary, said: “It does seem like quite a sensible thing for people to do, if they’re ideologically obsessed with Brexit. What we do know is that quite a lot of people joined immediately after Brexit, assuming that there was going to be a leadership contest, so there is a precedent.”
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