Friday 8 February 2019


Right now the media is full of talk of 'the split'.  Words like 'inevitable' and 'imminent' are being increasingly used.  However, the so-called 'split' has been the focus of ongoing media speculation for the last three years, it's nothing new and it's neither inevitable or imminent.

Who would lead this new centre party?  Chuka is persistently touted, but if one recalls his previous attempt to lead a party - his three day aborted bid for the Labour leadership - how likely is that?  The whole idea of a 'split' is nonsense and in any case we are talking about half a dozen MPs resigning the whip (out of more than 250).  Hardly a 'split' is it?

When Douglas Carswell and Mark Reckless defected from the Tories to UKIP in 2014 they did not spend weeks in the media spotlight talking about it beforehand, they just did it.  Sorry Chuka and co, but until you actually jump ship you are all just full of hot air.  As usual then...