Michael Heseltine row: Remainers and Jeremy Corbyn supporters join forces to back Tory grandee in Brexit row

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Remainers and Corbynistas have joined forces to praise Michael Heseltine after his incendiary Brexit comments.

The Tory grandee suggested a Jeremy Corbyn government might be preferable to Brexit, prompted fury among several in his party.

Fellow veteran Lord Tebbit even suggested the whip should be withdrawn from Heseltine, as punishment for his perceived disloyalty. 

However the former deputy prime minister has also found plenty of support, with Corbynistas and europhiles - two groups which might otherwise be fiercely opposed - praising his courage and integrity.

Read some of the responses below.