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Watch: Tory MPs refuse to talk on TV

Watch: Tory MPs refuse to talk on TV
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It's all out war in the Conservative party today, and as you would expect, things are already getting a little heated between Tory MPs.

The rift between colleagues backing Theresa May and those calling for her to go was very apparent on BBC news this morning, where Brexiteer and letter submitter Andrew Bridgen was talking about the upcoming no confidence vote.

At the end of his interview, he was then asked by Victoria Derbyshire if he was willing to stay on and chat with the deputy chairman of the Conservative Party, James Cleverly - who is backing Theresa May, and who had just joined them:

'I gather, that you don't necessarily want to talk to each other, so if you need to go, are you happy to, talk?'

To which Bridgen replied:

'I'll go, that's fine'

And walked off. Ouch.

https://twitter.com/scottygb/status/1072811633788010497

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