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and please stop explaining me that the analogy isn’t exactly right, all analogies are imprecise
sorry if this makes me sound like some kind of shady fixer
if you think a handful of MPs can’t wield any significant power in Parliament please let me introduce the DUP
Question from @PaulBrandITV

“Seven MPs might be enough for a dinner party but not necessarily enough for a significant political party...?”
Chuka argues time has come to “dump” UK’s two-party system:

“We’ve taken the first step in leaving the old tribal politics behind and we invite others who share our political values to do so too. You might come from a Labour background but you might come from other traditions.”
Gapes says he joined the Labour Party in 1968:

“I am sickened that the Labour Party is now a racist anti-Semitic party, I am furious that the Labour leadership is complicit in facilitating Brexit which will cause great economic social and political damage to this country.”
Jeremy Corbyn responds:

“I am disappointed that these MPs have felt unable to continue to work together for the Labour policies that inspired millions at the last election and saw us increase our vote by the largest share since 1945.”

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A reminder of some of the senior establishment figures who sat on the campaign committee of Vote Leave, which has just been fined by the Electoral Commission:

Liam Fox
Iain Duncan Smith
Dominic Raab
Michael Gove
Boris Johnson
Steve Baker
Chris Grayling
Priti Patel
Lord Lawson
May has won the no confidence vote by 52:48 the comedy gods are on good form
A reminder of some of the senior establishment figures who sat on the campaign committee of Vote Leave, which lied about Turkey being about to join the EU

Liam Fox
Iain Duncan Smith
Dominic Raab
Michael Gove
Boris Johnson
Steve Baker
Chris Grayling
Priti Patel
Lord Lawson
Quote of the day is Heseltine on Boris:

“A man who waits to see which way the crowd is running and then dashes in front and says ‘follow me’....”
“The day after we vote to leave, we hold all the cards and we can choose the path we want.” – Michael Gove, April 2016.

“Winter is coming.” - Michael Gove, January 2019
this is one of the greatest newspaper corrections in history
Brexit fast becoming a holiday which half the family didn’t want to go on and now the car is stuck in a traffic jam and mum and dad are arguing over the map
James Dyson, June 2016: “We will create more wealth and more jobs by being outside the EU.”
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