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    Default The Independent Group

    There aren't many of them, they aren't officially a party, they don't seem to have any policies and they're essentially looking like a LibDem replacement. I can't see it lasting, but who knows? Odds on everyone involved rejoining their old parties within a year or two?

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    version, I step away from dissensus for a day on the beach (still) in the Dominican Republic and you've started, like, 25 new threads and bumped another dozen. you've certainly got the wind up yr butt (meant in a good way), gonna take me the weekend to catch up!
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    Dissensus's busiest week for 10 years actually even before version's spree

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    (& the Independents are a self-selected group of back-stabbers btw)

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    i'd have liked to have had a livestream of that meeting where Corbyn stormed out because Chuka Umunna isn't a "proper party leader". That's the only kind of thing that's going to restore national unity now. In a world where I might put a poster of John Bercow on my wall, something needs to happen fast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by baboon2004 View Post
    i'd have liked to have had a livestream of that meeting where Corbyn stormed out because Chuka Umunna isn't a "proper party leader". That's the only kind of thing that's going to restore national unity now. In a world where I might put a poster of John Bercow on my wall, something needs to happen fast.
    Before Chuka can be consulted as a party leader, he needs to have a party to lead. And setting up TIG formally as a party would require them to reveal their donors which they don't want to do. But until then, fuck off Chuka, you arsewipe.

    I'd probably buy a Bercow poster though

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    Quote Originally Posted by subvert47 View Post
    Before Chuka can be consulted as a party leader, he needs to have a party to lead. And setting up TIG formally as a party would require them to reveal their donors which they don't want to do. But until then, fuck off Chuka, you arsewipe.

    I'd probably buy a Bercow poster though
    Apparently these "Order Oaarder" ringtones are popular now.
    All true about Chuka - but when we're about to fall off the Brexit cliff I kinda feel Corbyn coulda let it slide a little and concentrated on trying to save the country.

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    Corbyn comes over to me as a petualnt c***. What about all the talk to your enemies rhetoric? Since their founding TiG - or rather the threat or more MPs walking - have managed to bounce Labour closer to a second ref. (followed by the inevitable reversal) and contribute to gettting Chris Williamson suspeneed, both of which I salute them for. I don't have any faith in them beyond this but an interesting couple of contributions for their opening gambit. I hope they strenghten Tom Watson and other Lab MPs against the Leadership.

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    Chuka wasn't supposed to be there. The meeting was a waste of time according to Cable. He met with May anyway, but why not have a pointless meeting with the head of the we hate Jeremy Corbyn club?

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    Droid: It might have been a deliberate attempt to annoy him I guess but yielding to it seems daft. And mind you, attirbuting cunning or forethought to May at the moment seems a hellvua reach.

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    He did have to attend the British Kebab Awards later that night so probably he was pressed for time.

    (Not actually a joke )

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    Idk. I'm not sure what's tragic and what isn't anymore.

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    Hang on, are we talking about Corbyn here? Doesn't sound very vegetarian-friendly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DannyL View Post
    Since their founding TiG - or rather the threat or more MPs walking - have managed to bounce Labour closer to a second ref.
    Labour has been doing exactly what was decided collectively at conference, which includes the possibility of supporting a second referendum. But that has no chance of passing in a Commons vote until every other option has been explored, as the People's Vote campaign itself made clear the other week.

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    I hope they strenghten Tom Watson and other Lab MPs against the Leadership.
    All Tom Watson and his PLP mates want is a return to New Labour status quo bollocks. The Labour leadership is supported by the half million membership, who want actual meaningful change.

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    If we crash out of the EU with no deal then we'll get meaningful change, all right.
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