‘Might as well have stayed with Labour!’ Lee Anderson blasts ‘socialists in disguise’ for ‘destroying’ Tories

‘Might as well have stayed with Labour!’ Lee Anderson blasts ‘socialists in disguise’ for ‘destroying’ Tories

Lee Anderson says he 'might as well have stayed with Labour'

Ben Chapman

By Ben Chapman

Published: 03/04/2024

- 19:33

The Reform MP last month opted to defect to Richard Tice’s party

Lee Anderson has blamed One Nation Tories for the ‘destruction’ of the Conservative Party while making the staggering assertion that he ‘might as well’ have remained with the Labour Party.

The Reform MP last month opted to defect to Richard Tice’s party after being suspended by the Conservatives.

The party removed the whip from Anderson after he refused to apologise for claims Islamists had ‘control’ of London mayor Sadiq Khan, a decision he lamented in a GB News interview with Martin Daubney.

A new YouGov poll suggests things could be about to get a lot worse for the Tories with a forecast of over 400 seats for Labour at the next General Election.

Lee Anderson

Lee Anderson has blasted the 'destruction' of the Tories


The Reform MP told GB News: “There's that arrogance and I think they're getting a little bit concerned now and it's unfortunate because there are still some good Tories in the Conservative Party, some good Tory MPs who I'm still friends with who will probably lose their seats at the next election.

“Then there's some MPs who are not so good, a little bit wet, the One Nation lot, who I think have destroyed the Conservative Party.


“The One Nation lot are actually worse than what the Labour Party are, because they're just socialists in disguise...they're not talking about stuff that we talk about, the common-sense stuff, they hate talking about migration, illegal and legal migration.”

In a discussion with Martin Daubney, he continued: “When I moved the Reform party, or should I say when the whip was taken off me, I had lots of councillors contacting me, Conservative councillors from around the country saying they weren't standing again, they were resigning their membership.

“They're fed up, they’re not going to vote Conservative at the next election as well.

“So, that's the sort of place the party is in at the moment.

Rishi Sunak

Rishi Sunak's party opted to suspend Lee Anderson

Lee Anderson joined Martin Daubney on GB News

Lee Anderson joined Martin Daubney on GB News


“It’s very sad because I've got a lot to thank the Conservative Party for.

“They gave me a political home but unfortunately that home wasn't the home I thought it was going to be. I might as well have stayed in the Labour Party. There’s no difference.”

Asked if Reform was splitting the Tory vote, he said: “You could say that the Conservative Party is splitting the vote. There's a lot of anger out there about the two-party politics…

“It's the same old song being chirped out by both political parties. They do not listen to the public and people, quite frankly, have had enough and the Reform party gives people an alternative.”

He went on to suggest there is no difference between the two parties who will be warring for power at the election, expected to take place later this year.

“The Labour Party and the Conservative Party are both out of touch, they need to get out more”, he said.

“They need to spend some time on the ground talking to real people. You can talk about the migrant crisis, you can talk about net zero, you can talk about anything, really.

“They’re completely out of touch.”

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