Ann Widdecombe Reveals Thatcher’s Alleged Disapproval Of Sunak’s Tories

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London (Parliament Politic Magazine) – Rishi Sunak, the current resident of Number 10, is finding it difficult to make an impression since the Conservatives are facing another potentially damaging by-election following a recall petition against Wellingborough MP Peter Bone, and the party is also fighting over immigration.

The Prime Minister is still facing opposition from both the left and the right regarding the passage of his controversial Rwanda Bill through the House of Commons. Yesterday, he got into a highly public argument about the Israel-Hamas conflict with Alicia Kearns MP, the chairman of the Foreign Affairs committee.

Former Tory minister Ann Widdecombe has stated that Margaret Thatcher would be “absolutely horrified” at the state of the Conservative Party today. This is quite different from the 1980s when Mrs Thatcher had unparalleled power following her three decisive election victories, and pictures of the Grantham grocer’s daughter adorned the walls of Conservative groups across the United Kingdom 7,250 (66%) of the 10,952 votes cast went to Mrs Thatcher, far more than the 1,388 (12.5%) who supported Sir Winston Churchill and the 1,171 (10.5%) who supported Boris Johnson. Merely garnering 56 votes (0.5%), Mr Sunak narrowly defeated her closest opponent, Boris Johnson, who received 34 per cent (3,301) of the vote.”I don’t find that remotely surprising,” the former Maidstone MP, who is currently a member of Reform UK and a Brexit Party MEP, said. “If things had turned out differently, I would have been shocked.”

First elected to the House of Commons in 1987, Ms Widdecombe feels her old party is headed for a “hiding” in the next general election because it wasted the chance given by Mr Johnson’s 80-seat majority.”What would Mrs Thatcher be thinking if she saw what was happening right now?” she said. She would have my identical reaction, which would be complete horror. It’s such an awful scenario that I’m not even sure what she would say. It goes against everything she stood for, including her strong philosophy, sense of discipline, and intellectual rigor.

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Ms Widdecombe’s assessment is not unique. The Tory MP for Crawley, Henry Smith, said that his party had not fully seized the chances given by Mr Johnson’s win in 2019. “I really think we have squandered what was an 80-seat majority almost exactly four years ago,” stated Mr. Smith, who is not running for office again. I understand that there has been a pandemic throughout the world. 

However, considering the freedoms granted by Brexit to take action, we might have been even bolder. And we’ve just lost that huge majority’s chance to achieve some very bold and exciting things. At the risk of being archaic, if Margaret Thatcher had been prime minister, we would have accomplished some exciting things by utilizing her maturity. Given that Mr Bone doesn’t seem to be willing to retire quietly, the Wellingborough by-election, which is scheduled for early next year, is probably going to bring Mr Sunak a lot of headaches. The North Northamptonshire Council verified that a recall petition garnered the support of 13.2 percent of the constituency voters, well above the 10 per cent threshold needed for a by-election campaign.

The petition was sparked by Mr Bone’s six-week ban from the House of Commons following an investigation that revealed he had harassed and sexually assaulted a staff worker. Following the judgment, he lost his position as the Conservative whip and has been serving as an independent. A by-election appeared bizarre as 86.8 percent of the electorate did not want to remove me from office, nor for there to be a by-election, and yet we are still to have one,” Mr Bone said in a message posted on social media.

The longtime lawmaker maintains that the accusations against him were “totally untrue and without foundation,” despite recent sightings of him in Westminster. She questioned him about the areas where the UK had been able to get the Israeli Defense Forces to operate more responsibly. She was informed by Rishi Sunak that “far too many civilian deaths have occurred, and while I’m not the one making operational decisions on the ground, we have consistently urged Israel to avoid harming innocent civilians where they can.” “And that it’s about providing notice, safe areas, safe passage during the early phases of the conflict, but also about making sure that aid reaches those people who need it.”

Beth Malcolm

Beth Malcolm is Scottish based Journalist at Heriot-Watt University studying French and British Sign Language. She is originally from the north west of England but is living in Edinburgh to complete her studies.