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Conservative party tensions hit a new low over Brexit

Conservative party tensions hit a new low over Brexit
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The news that Sarah Wollaston has switched from being a Brexiteer to a Remain-er has gone down like a cup of cold sick with the Out camp. Although the Conservative MP says she defected because the claim that Brexit would free up £350m per week for the NHS 'simply isn't true', conspiracy theories have since emerged.

What's more, these attacks are coming from MPs in her own party. Fellow Tory MP Karl McCartney has taken to Twitter to cast doubt on Wollaston's claim, suggesting she is instead after publicity:

Meanwhile Stuart Jackson, the Conservative MP for Peterborough, has filled his time retweeting Ukip supporters' conspiracy theories:

Cameron's job unifying his party after the referendum looks more difficult by the day.

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Steerpike is The Spectator's gossip columnist, serving up the latest tittle tattle from London and beyond. Email tips to steerpike@spectator.co.uk.

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