Umunna’s 20,000-word ‘pamphlet’ broken down hilariously into a handful of tweets
Quitter-group front-man – but not leader – Chuka Umunna has published a video touting a 20,000-word ‘pamphlet’ that he ‘has written today’ outlining his idea of what ‘progressives [are] for‘.
Of course, 20,000 words is stretching the definition of a pamphlet – and its content is stretching the definition of ideas. Like his video, it’s vacuous to an extreme degree – not to mention often self-negating.
The video itself looks like a parody made for a comic effect entirely in keeping with a non-party that lurched into a racism scandal within two hours of its launch:
Against all expectations, however, the comedic value of the video has been exceeded by a series of tweets from Twitter user Richard James – who did the entire country a favour by reading and interpreting it so you don’t have to. The results are not only very funny, but also perfectly sum up the emptiness of a group that wants to win the youth vote by pledging to bring back conscription.
The thread has had nothing like the exposure it deserves, so the SKWAWKBOX is offering its readers the chance to enjoy and share:
The combination of rapier-deft subtlety and sledgehammer wit to expose patent nonsense is a work of art that deserves to be read by every politically-interested person – and by everyone who isn’t that politically interested but could smell the ordure on the waft of Umunna’s hot air.
And in the idea of a ‘20,000-word pamphlet’.
Every reader will have his/her own favourite – but it’s a tough choice from a rich seam. Well done ‘Richard James’. A grateful nation thanks you.
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