Labour right-winger Chuka Umunna appeared on BBC Question Time on Thursday night and provided viewers with one moment of jaw-dropping, almost comedic irony – a complete self-awareness failure:
Umunna told the Question Time audience and viewers that if he was Prime Minister he’d ‘chuck [Boris Johnson] out’ for undermining his leader on Brexit.
Yet Umunna’s conduct during the recent local election campaign included chatting to media about stopping Brexit – and setting up a remain-leaning organisation in collaboration with MPs from the Tories and LibDems – none of which was compatible with either the Labour manifesto or Jeremy Corbyn’s intelligent handling of the Brexit issue to keep both leavers and remainers backing Labour.
Immediately after the local elections, he then took to the airwaves to demand a ‘post mortem’ into Labour’s supposedly disappointing results – results that were the best in London for almost fifty years, but which saw falls in some strongly-leave areas.
May certainly should sack Boris Johnson. The man is an embarrassment to the UK as Foreign Secretary.
But Chuka Umunna’s complete self-awareness failure handily highlighted his own incompatibility with the party he represents – and the responsibility he must take for hindering it.
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