The right wing, the hardline anti-EU awkward squad that have destroyed every leader for the last 40 years are now running the Conservative party from top to toe. They are the Conservative party.
You win in politics when you're with a team, and in that team with shared values and principles. And I believe mine are no longer welcome in the Conservative party. I'm not leaving the Conservative party. It's left us.
On Monday, Chuka held out the baton to people like us. And today, we seize it. And in turn, we hold it out to fellow One Nation Conservatives and like-minded Lib Dems that I certainly had the pleasure to work with in the coalition government. Please, come and join us.