Serious self-awareness failure
The Scottish Times’ Kieran Andrews tweeted this morning that the ‘lead Scottish candidate’ of Change UK (CUK, formerly TIG) in next week’s European Parliament elections has defected to the LibDems.
It’s a heavy blow to the hapless quitter outfit after a series of blunders and racism scandals.
But CUK spokesperson Chuka Umunna compounded the situation with yet another blunder, by demonstrating the lack of self-awareness that has competed with incompetence to be CUK’s defining feature.
Umunna responded to McDonald’s departure:
It is obviously disappointing that this candidate has chosen to pledge allegiance to another party – he has let down his fellow candidates and activists.
Anyone with even a passing acquaintance with TIG/CUK’s short history will be well aware that it formed by the merger of a number of MPs who quit the Tory and Labour Parties – with the added nonsense of promptly saying they would prop up Theresa May to avoid an election.
The only way McDonald could have been more like Umunna and co would have been to get elected as a TIG candidate first and then switch to the LibDems and refuse to give the public a say on it.
But given CUK’s polling, that’s a highly unlikely scenario, of course.
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