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The Independent Group

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Zou, Feb 18, 2019.

  1. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Worst kept secret in politics was confirmed today as Chuka and co formed their new party. Wait, no, they're not a party, they are a company (legally). Just as well then that electoral law only requires parties to reveal donors' details and not companies.

    5 hours in and they already had their first racism scandal, as people of colour had their skin tone described as a 'funny tinge' (oops) but wait, no, she misspoke. So that's OK then.

    Bright future or bottom of the barrel? I don't really think the jury is still out...
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  2. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    The best party for our futures has yet to be born.
  3. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    Early days obviously, but there's hope I guess.
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  4. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    What are they called? The Misfits? Cloud 9?

    The Magnificent Seven?
  5. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Hope for the party they left?
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  6. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    The best party for our future has unlimited booze of our choice, perfect music and great company. Nowt to do with politics.
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  7. daft_biker

    daft_biker Action Man!

    Are the MPs who have left likely to take much support away from labour?

    And what about those who voted for a labour MP? Won't they be a bit miffed?
  8. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    First question, seems unlikely. Second would be answered if they had the decency to trigger by-elections.
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  9. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    Bad timing.
    The by-elections are probably not needed because we have a general election pencilled in for June.
  10. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

  11. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    Ooh err missus!
  12. nimbus

    nimbus Well-Known Member

    Well the MP in my constituency is known to be anti-Corbyn and co, being a moderate, I doubt that he will have the bottle to join them though.
  13. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    No and yes. Labour voters are quite a bit more tribal than others. You don't get voting with the brain until you get to LibDem and the fringes beyond. A Centre Alliance with LibDem, Greens, etc might be quite a nice idea and could hold the balance of power.
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  14. peterba

    peterba Well-Known Member

    What a pile of supercilious crap.
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2019
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  15. Trannifan

    Trannifan Well-Known Member

    SDLP 2.0?

  16. daft_biker

    daft_biker Action Man!

    Thanks Mike. I was thinking of how loyal much of my extended family are to labour (particularly the ones over in Zou's neck of the woods). I used to vote that way too.
  17. SqueamishOssifrage

    SqueamishOssifrage Well-Known Member

    All bar one of the seven have very substantial majorities in their constituencies - over ten thousand, I believe. It would be interesting to know their full electoral history, but I don't have the time right now as I am supposed to be writing some software.
  18. SqueamishOssifrage

    SqueamishOssifrage Well-Known Member

  19. Terrywoodenpic

    Terrywoodenpic Well-Known Member

    Not really, that just confirms how far left Corbin has taken the party.
    a little left of Trotsky perhaps.

    It just make the defection of the Seven more understandable and necessary.
  20. AGW

    AGW Well-Known Member

    It's a great distraction. .. No headlines about unsuccessful or nonexistent EU negotiations today....

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