It’s safe to say not much has happened since the formation of The Independent Group.
Just what have they done? Well, I’m going to give my opinion on each stage of their formation and what they have done since. Let’s begin, shall we?
Leaving the Labour Party:
As we all know, The Independent Group (TIG) formed after 7 Labour MP’s split from the party, citing Antisemitism and institutional racism as their reasons for leaving the party. There are some fundamental issues with this, first of them being that by leaving the Labour Party, they ensure an extended period of Tory rule. Let’s have some backstory.
The English media are some of the worst in the world. Antisemitism against the Labour Party, in particular, has taken over headlines across the country. This is problematic, and not for the reason you think. While it is true, the Labour Party do have an issue with antisemitism, the media continue to focus on it entirely. What you don’t hear about anymore, is Islamophobia.
Islamophobia and Antisemitism should bring about an equal concern, especially amongst the media, however, it doesn’t. Muslims are repetitively and routinely harassed. As are Jews, but we never hear about it. Especially considering the party TIG are supporting, the Conservatives, could be argued as institutionally racist against Muslims.
Leaving the Labour Party was henceforth: STUPID
Forming an ‘Independent’ Group.
Look, we all know Chuka Umunna’s insane levels of narcissism will lead to him founding an official party of some kind, but the formation of an Independent Group truly is strange.
The hilarious part is, they’ve given each other roles. They’re literally pretending to be the opposition. It’s like when you’re on a mad one with your mates, and you’re so drunk you start pretending to run the country. It is truly amusing.
Chuka’s face when Gavin Shuker was announced as the group leader; priceless.
Luciana and Chuka could have just formed their own party, instead of creating an Independent Group and giving up the leadership and direction when they’re so hell-bent on having it. That really was: STUPID
Submitting their Second Referendum amendment.
Well, this one’s hilarious.
It takes an incredible amount of skill and talent to have Peoples Vote advise against voting for your own People’s Vote Amendment.
There’s not really much more to be said. The very organisation you’re pretending to represent just shot you down. Where do you go from there? Well, the answer is clear. Obscurity.
It’s so blatantly obvious that the only service TIG provides is to better it’s own MP’s political careers, oh, and to gain some clout in the process. STUPID.
TIG really are going to descend into a pit of nothingness.
Oh, and by the way, their Nando’s meal was great, it was a bit like the last supper, except everyone thought they were Jesus.
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