The deeply-unmissed and splinter-sized group that quit the Labour Party this morning took a long time to stop dithering and actually jump – and when they did it was more farce than drama.
(This article originally pointed out that the ‘registrant’ of the leavers’ site is based in Panama. The Guardian newspaper has said about the registration:
Despite viral claims that the Independent Group’s website is registered in the tax haven of Panama, in reality this is the location of a common privacy service called WhoisGuard which is used by many mainstream websites to obscure personal details such as phone numbers from public listings. WhoisGuard, in common with many privacy services, is based in the Central American country in part because it has few laws on data retention.
The Independent Group’s domain is actually registered with a company based in Phoenix, Arizona, and its website was designed by Seraph, a web design business based in Shuker’s Luton South constituency.
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