Labour MP Chuka Umunna has faced criticism since a Leeds University student tweeted an ad, circulated by the university, for an unpaid intern to work in his London office. Umunna justified the ad by pointing to the policies of IPSA, the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority.
But that hasn’t let him escape an elegant – and not personal – reprimand from his party leader.
Former Corbyn aide Matt Zarb-Cousin has tweeted Umunna’s ad alongside an extract from a briefing note sent today by the Labour leader’s office to all MPs with a gentle reminder of party policy:
Whatever your opinion on the ad and the principle of unpaid internships, the ensuing thread is hilarious. Here are a few examples:
— Ian Spooner (@spooner_ian) May 31, 2018
Hi Matt, the briefing only applies to Labour MPs; not Tories. I hope this clears the confusion here.😉
— PM R Murdoch (@pm_murdoch) May 31, 2018
— Chris Rose (@ArchRose90) May 31, 2018
Imagine being a 'Labour' MP and thinking this was OK. There's a clue in the name somewhere. 🤔
— David W (@DavManX) May 31, 2018
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