Daniel Hannan took to Twitter to warn Tory MPs risk being ousted if there is a snap election and that a Labour-Lib Dem coalition could keep the UK in the EU. The MEP said: “I have a horrible vision of every Tory MP losing his seat, a Lib-Lab government cancelling Brexit and scrapping the Lords, leaving me as the last Conservative standing – still in the sodding EU.” Mr Hannan was responding to a shock new poll by Opinium which saw the Tories pushed to third place with 17 percent.
It comes after they were virtually wiped out in last month’s European elections due to the Brexit fiasco which has forced Prime Minister Theresa May to resign.
The survey put Jeremy Corbyn’s party ahead of the Tories in second place with 22 percent of votes.
The Lib Dems are enjoying a resurgence, with the party taking 16 percent just behind the Tories in fourth place.
But Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party, which was formed just weeks ago, comes out on top with 26 percent of votes.
Mr Hannan’s tweet comes after he urged that his Tory colleagues “need to understand the depth of the crisis” they are facing.
In an article for the Telegraph earlier this week, the MEP wrote: “Even now, there are senior Tories who argue, in private, that we shouldn’t take too much notice of a European election, that it was a one-off protest vote, that things will get back to normal once we have a competent leader.
“It was precisely such complacency that brought us to this pass.
“Had the party woken up to the gravity of its predicament, it would have switched leaders months ago.
“Instead, with unbelievable self-indulgence, various factions gamed the timing of the leadership contest so as to favour this or that candidate.
“By leaving things as late as they did, those MPs have ensured that the next leader will inherit a radioactive crater.”