Dr Sarah Wollaston [Image: BBC].

Dr Sarah Wollaston [Image: BBC].

I’d like to believe this. In fact, if she doesn’t do any more campaigning, I probably will.

If Dr Wollaston offers to campaign for Remain, you see, I’ll just take it as read she’s acting as a double agent, trying to sabotage the ‘In’ campaign from the inside.

Better for her to stay out.

I’m giving her the benefit of the doubt because her reason for quitting ‘Leave’ is valid.

Trouble is, it has been valid ever since the £350-million-a-week figure was first mentioned.

Tory MP Sarah Wollaston has quit the campaign to leave the EU and will vote for Remain instead, she told the BBC.

Dr Wollaston, chairman of the health select committee, said Vote Leave’s claim that Brexit would free up £350m a week for the NHS “simply isn’t true”.

She told the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg that she did not feel “comfortable” being part of the campaign.

Vote Leave has stood by its much-criticised £350m claim, which is on the side of its battle bus.

But the Totnes MP, who is a GP, said: “For someone like me who has long campaigned for open and honest data in public life I could not have set foot on a battle bus that has at the heart of its campaign a figure that I know to be untrue.

“If you’re in a position where you can’t hand out a Vote Leave leaflet, you can’t be campaigning for that organisation.”

Source: EU referendum: MP Sarah Wollaston swaps sides over ‘untrue’ Leave claims – BBC News


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