Quitter MP caught out on national television
Former Labour/TIG/CUK and now LibDem MP Chuka Umunna was embarrassed on national television last night when his claim – that no Tory MPs would support Jeremy Corbyn’s plan to prevent a Johnson no-deal Brexit – was disproven within seconds of him making it.
Umunna’s face was a picture as presenter Emma Barnett brought ‘something inconvenient’ to his attention:
Umunna either hadn’t done his homework or hoped/assumed no one would bring it up – but Tory MP Dominic Grieve had said he is ‘carefully’ considering Corbyn’s plan.
Umunna’s – and his party’s – desperation to stop Corbyn clearly trumps their much-touted desire to stop a hard Brexit. But he won’t have expected it to be exposed on the normally docile BBC Newsnight.
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