At least three Tory ‘eurosceptic’ MEPs have been passed over for a winnable seats at Westminster.
For example, Dan Hannan, Syed Kamall and David Campbell Bannerman were prevented from accepting nominations in seats where local Tories wanted them.
One of them told me last week he had been “shafted” by central office. All they are being offered are unwinnable Labour safe seats. Why would that be?
The answer is obvious. Mrs May does not want them in Parliament. She does not want them arguing for real Brexit from the front or back benches.
If she were serious she would want their knowledge and experience.
The next two years will reveal how Mrs May will betray the Referendum decision. She intends to deliver a Brexit where we leave the EU in name but not in substance.
Only UKIP will be standing up for a real Brexit – unilateral and unconditional withdrawal!