First ‘TIG’ launch was a disaster – and party launch is no better
The TIG group of quitter MPs became known as the ‘Tinge group’ when one of its MPs was embroiled in a racism scandal barely a couple of hours after the group’s launch, after a handful of centrist MPs left the Labour Party – subsequently joined by a peppering of ex-Tories.
MP Angela Smith appeared on the BBC immediately after the launch, only to outrage millions by describing black and ethnic minority people of having “a funny tinge”.
Today, the ‘group’ announced that it had applied to become a political party named ‘Change UK’ – and it just as disastrous as their initial launch.
Campaign group Change.org immediately took issue, announcing it was consulting lawyers about the proposed new party’s choice of name:
Leaving aside their utter absence of policies and principles, the quitters couldn’t organise the proverbial knees-up in a brewery.
However, all is not lost. The ‘Tinge-Change Party’ appears to be still available.
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