Churchill’s grandson swept along with Boris’s wave of purges

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Churchill’s grandson swept along with Boris’s wave of purges

In one of the most bizarre Brexit turns, the great statesman’s grandson has been expelled for defying the new PM

Michael Holden and Andrew MacAskill

Nicholas Soames, the grandson of Britain’s World War 2 leader Winston Churchill, will be expelled from the Conservative Party after voting against Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Brexit.

The move against the Conservative Party grandee marks one of the most bizarre turns in the three-year Brexit crisis that has gripped a country once touted as a confident pillar of Western economic and political stability.

Soames was one of 21 Conservative lawmakers who rebelled, including Ken Clarke, 79, the longest continuously sitting British lawmaker in the House of Commons, and former finance minister Philip Hammond. All are to be expelled...

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