Serial defector was LibDem ‘for a brief moment’ – but had to check with mum
It’s another of those “couldn’t make it up” moments – one of a seemingly endless run involving quitter MPs this year.
In an excrutiating video released by LibDem leadership wannabe Jo Swinson, former Labour, former TIG, former CUK MP Chukka Umunna has admitted that he used to be a LibDem member as a teenager ‘for a brief moment’.
However, such are Umunna’s problems with transient party loyalties that he wasn’t sure he’d done so until he checked with his mum – and subsequently with the local LibDems:
The LibDems welcomed Umunna with open arms in spite of his track record – and over the objections of their grassroots members – so it seems they’re desperate to validate their decision, however tenuously.
But desperate is the operative word in a video that induces actual psychological pain to watch, as well as being hilarious in a ‘David Brent making you hide behind your sofa’ kind of way.
If vicarious embarrassment is an art form, Ricky Gervais has some competition.
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