Chuka Umunna’s failure to take the emergency exit last night led to attempts by a handful of ‘mainstream’ journalists to claim the SKWAWKBOX’s article on it was fake news.
But only a few, because those with decent parliamentary sources knew full well that while timings can change, the substance hadn’t – and those fake news claims didn’t age well.
Information emerged in a number of ‘MSM’ outlets confirming the SKWAWKBOX’s news – including the fact that Umunna had booked a large meeting room at Parliament’s Portcullis House for this morning.
And booked another for this afternoon.
And then didn’t turn up for either.
After his failure to show for his own bookings – rooms presumably intended for the ‘surprise’, not-so-huge announcement of his departure – Umunna is now reported to be in ‘intense’ discussions with a number of Tory MPs about working together, potentially with the LibDems tagging along in search of relevance.
This will confirm in the minds of huge numbers of Labour members their opinions about the excessive compatibility of his politics with the blue side of the House of Commons.
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