Former ‘TIG’ group caps disastrous first months with craven decision not to stand in by-election – summed up brutally on Sky News
The ‘Change UK’ party’s first months of existence have been a catalogue of cowardice, shame, embarrassment, scandal and downright incompetence.
The former ‘TIG’ group was embroiled in a racism scandal in its first two hours and again when it announced its candidates for the European Parliament elections. Its first attempt at fulfilling its claim of using technology to ‘transform’ politics was a disaster when its inaugural ‘Facebook Live’ session was filmed on its side – and the TIG Twitter account was exposed by the SKWAWKBOX ramming in fake followers to maintain its profile.
And infamously, it not only failed to trigger by-elections when its founding MPs quit their parties – it also said it would prop up Theresa May to avoid a general election.
Now it has managed to limbo-dance under even those low standards – by chickening out from its first opportunity to make a mark by contesting the parliamentary by-election for the vacant Peterborough seat.
The ‘Tinge’ party has had an astonishingly easy ride from the media so far, with commentators failing – at least publicly – to challenge the trite soundbites of Heidi Allen, Chuka Umunna and co – and sometimes even fawning over their vacuousness. But if Lewis Goodall’s brutal assessment on Sky News tonight is any indicator, the honeymoon period may be over:
Has any party ever made such an appalling start to its existence? When even Sky is mocking a ‘hard centrist’ outfit, it’s looking pretty grim.
The only real surprise is that anyone is surprised that the echoing heads and empty hearts of these self-interested incompetents have yielded the results they have – even Sky’s Goodall seems to have initially fallen for the idea they were ever about changing anything.
Perhaps they should try another renaming – ‘the Headless Chicken party’ appears to be free.
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