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3 Conservative Politicians Abandon Party For Britain's Fledgling 'Independent Group'

"The hard-line, the anti-EU awkward squad that have destroyed every leader for the last 40 years are now running the Conservative party from top to toe," lawmaker Anna Soubry said Wednesday.

Three 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 addressed to Prime Minister Theresa May. They said the party had moved too far to the right, especially in its handling of Brexit.

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