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Tue Feb 19, 2019, 11:32 PM

Here's why the Independent Group launch was a massive success

A hot mic moment, a racism scandal, ruling out people’s votes: the ‘gang of seven’ are already a proper party!

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The government that promised Brexit would improve our lives now count it as a major success that they’ve stockpiled enough body bags for everyone. Car manufacturers are fleeing the country faster than a billionaire Brexiteer in pursuit of a tax break, and in the event of no deal, fresh food might become more scarce than accuracy in a Daniel Kawczynski tweet.

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The press conference announcing the new party started off OK, if you ignore the sound of a reporter muttering “between this and Brexit we’re actually fucked” off mic. But let’s face it, at this stage most people would have a hard time noticing the words “we’re actually fucked” wasn’t their own internal monologue.

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Now what the new non-racist party in town needs is celebrity endorsements, which they soon got when Katie Hopkins briefly stopped frothing at the mouth in order to praise Chuka Umunna.

“So far so good,” they probably thought to themselves. “As long as nobody goes on national TV and does a racism then everything is fine. Oh. Oh no. Oh no, no, no.”

Because just two hours after launching the new non-racist political grouping, Angela Smith, one seventh of everyone’s new favourite non-racist political grouping, went on live TV and appeared to refer to people from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds as having a “funny tinge”.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/feb/19/brexit-racism-independent-group-gang-of-seven

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marylandblue Feb 2019 #1

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Tue Feb 19, 2019, 11:46 PM

1. The British still have their sense of humor, so all is not lost.

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