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  3 Conservative Politicians Abandon Party For Britain's Fledgling 'Independent Group'
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Last EditedIndyGeorgia  Feb 20, 2019 09:13pm
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AuthorSasha Ingber
News DateWednesday, February 20, 2019 09:40:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionThree parliamentarians from Britain's ruling Conservative Party are breaking from the ranks to join the Independent Group, a centrist coalition started on Monday by defectors from the opposition Labour party.

The three lawmakers, who are all women, announced their split from the Conservatives in a letter addressed to Prime Minister Theresa May. They said the party had moved too far to the right, especially in its handling of Brexit.

"We find it unconscionable that a Party once trusted on the economy, more than any other, is now recklessly marching the country to the cliff edge of no deal," the lawmakers wrote.

"No responsible government should knowingly and deliberately inflict the dire consequences of such a destructive exit on individuals, communities and businesses and put at risk the prospect of ending austerity."
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