Wednesday, September 04, 2019


Phillip Lee, who is a British Member of Parliament, has left the ruling Conservative and Unionist Party and become a member of the Liberal Democrats instead. This leaves the Conservatives short of a majority.

Changing parties is not without precedence, when it comes to Members of Parliament in Britain. Sir Winston Churchill was originally an MP for the Conservatives, then changed parties to the Liberals, whilelater switching back to the Conservatives. Eventually, he became a two time Prime Minister and as such a great hero of the Second World War.

Sir Winston Churchill famously said: ”Some men change their party for the sake of their principles; others their principles for the sake of their party.” The former may be applicable for Phillip Lee.

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