Chuka Umunna: The Lib Dems aren’t standing in the way of Corbyn leading a caretaker government
Lyndon B Johnson famously said that the first rule of politics was being able to count. Senior Labour folk peddling the myth that we’re holding him back are clearly struggling to do so
. He told them: “We’ll never accept an interim government without Jeremy Corbyn as PM.” McDonnell told the newspaper this was the case even if a caretaker government under a different PM was the only way to stop a no-deal Brexit.
Actions speak louder than words. The Liberal Democrats have always opposed Brexit and were arguing to stop it when it was deeply unfashionable to do so immediately after the 2016 result. So keen was the Labour Leader for the UK to head for the exit door that he was insisting Article 50 be invoked the day after the 2016 referendum result. This is because neither Corbyn nor McDonnell cares much for EU membership, beyond the needs of political management inside and outside the Labour Party. That is what has driven their contorted position on Brexit since Corbyn became leader in 2015, not any desire to Remain.
to keep the UK in the single market and customs union – an amendment which also specifically called on ministers to “rule out withdrawal from the EU without a deal” – Corbyn whipped his MPs to vote against it and sacked three Labour frontbenchers for supporting it. On the other hand, when 25 Labour MPs, including
Chuka Umunna is the Liberal Democrat MP for StreathamRead more: The Independent
ChukaUmunna Corbyn can’t appeal to the middle 15% of the electorate. He will never form a majority government especially in these fragmented times😉 MacL0ve ChukaUmunna ChukaUmunna - Talking of majorities? If you had any faith you had one you'd have stood in a by election. But you didn't. So I am afraid you lack any credibility on the subject of support
ChukaUmunna You have NO CREDIBILITY!!..come the GE..You and the other traitors will be repaid for your betrayal!...make no mistake about it!!..hopefully the good people of London and Westminster will see you for what you are!!..a self-serving hypocrite who cares not about his constituents!😡 ChukaUmunna
ChukaUmunna The Lib Dems are making a no deal Brexit all the more likely by not supporting the only way to stop it. The people will never forgive you for this. ChukaUmunna Give it up Chuka... the grown ups are talking ChukaUmunna Time will tell. Just like Boris, Corbyn is too divisive for UK. Labour will never win power with Corbyn as Leader.
But why should the Lib Dems leave Corbyn to lead such government? His leadership has been very poor. He does not deserve to lead. The caretaker government is been held up by Jeremy Corbyn's intransigence, by his personal and party ambitions. A caretaker government must be led by a universally respected figure - Clarke, Harman (or even Bercow). Don't try blaming the Lib Dems!
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Why does this outfit insist on using images with symbolic messages? InPlainSight One of the classic failings of 1970s British business was automatically promoting the 'next in line' into jobs for which they were ill-suited. No having 19 mps say they will not vote with Corbyn when the SNP, Greens and Plaid Cymru is not standing in the way. With these party together they have 285 votes with the lib dems that can go up to 309 with change that becomes 314.
That'll come as news to the LibDems
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Labour vow to give football fans power to hire and fire club directors Jeremy Corbyn meets Newcastle United supporters and criticises 'bad owners' such as billionaire businessman Mike Ashley. Directors invest. They own the business Who has the power to sack them. No one unless Lab intend to pass legislation to take a business off someone. Would this idea spread to other industries? How desperate are they!!!🤦 Venezuela F.C.🇻🇪
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There is only one route out of the Brexit maze and Jeremy Corbyn must lead the way | Will HuttonLabour’s leader is not my natural political bedfellow but I believe that he holds the key The only route out is a friggin time machine Don’t be silly Bollocks. Corbyn wants Brexit.
A vegan diet can lead to tooth decay, warns leading dentistDr Mervyn Druian, from the London Centre for Cosmetic Dentistry, says he has seen a rise in patients showing signs of tooth decay after cutting out certain foods. I’d rather that than have decaying animals on my conscience ParisCummings_ They don't need teeth. Sounds like a lie