Video: “Chuka go for Tory PM? Well, he might well”

Chuka Umunna laughed off the barbed quip on today’s Politics Live programme – but presenter Andrew Neil’s come-back hit close to home
Umunna not quite laughing off Labour MP Melanie Onn’s quip

Labour MP Melanie Onn’s appearance on today’s edition of the BBC’s Politics Live programme was memorable not least for her owning ex-Labour quitter Chuka Umunna.

During a discussion of the likely next Tory leader, Ms Onn held out a nettle in a velvet glove as she quipped that she’d heard Umunna – also a guest on the programme – might ‘go for it’:

Umunna tried to laugh it off, but presenter Andrew Neil rubbed salt in by retorting “For Tory Prime Minister? Well he might well!”

SKWAWKBOX comment:

Umunna’s – and his group’s – aversion to facing the will of his constituents at the ballot box may do more to prop up the Tory government than any officially-Tory MP over the coming days.

The ‘TI(N)G(E) group” has already said that it will not support a no-confidence motion in order to avoid an early general election, as well as making clear its MPs will not trigger by-elections to give local voters the chance to express their verdict on their decision to jump ship and form their not-a-party.

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  1. I suppose the tigglywigglys could hire agency workers to drop leaflets for them if May called a snap GE.
    Can’t see many people traipsing the streets unpaid for a manifesto-less non-party of Quislings, quitters and splitters – and for canvassing there’d have to be words strung together well enough to pass the doorstep sniff test – not their strong suit, any of them.
    Chuka’s one who mistakes pontification for eloquence.

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