Gay MP says giving up Tories is best thing he did since giving up girls

Nick Boles Minister of State for Skills speaks during the Conservative Party Conference, in Manchester, England, Monday Oct. 5, 2015.  (AP Photo/Jon Super)
Nick Boles says giving up the Tories was the best thing he did since he stopped dating women (AP)

A gay independent MP has said his decision to quit the Tories was the best thing he’s done since giving up girls.

Nick Boles, who resigned the Tory whip this year over differences about Brexit, yesterday tweeted his support for 10 MPs who have been allowed back into the party.

But even though he offered his support, Mr Boles, who described Boris Johnson’s cabinet as “the most far right Government we’ve ever had”, also stood by his own decision to leave.

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He tweeted: “I am genuinely happy for my friends. They did not deserve the brutal treatment they received.

“But, in case anyone is wondering, resigning from the Conservative Party was the best decision I’ve made since I gave up dating girls.”

The Stamford MP has not yet announced whether he will stand down at the forthcoming election, but did write that he would “love” an early general election so he could “ride off into the sunset after briefly explaining myself to my constituents”.

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However, he previously added: “But I think it would be grossly irresponsible to vote for an early general election while there is a chance that Parliament might pass the Brexit deal.”

Despite his differences with Boris Johnson, Mr Boles backed the Prime Minister’s deal with the EU, as well as the defeated programme motion.

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