Saturday 11 May 2019


Change UK's Heidi Allen was scheduled to appear on Have I Got News For You on Friday evening, but sadly it was canned shortly before broadcast.  As we are now in an election period (again), the Beeb was apparently concerned it would contravene its rules on political neutrality (yes, you've got to laugh).  The announcement came roughly half an hour before the show was scheduled to go out, in traditional witty HIGNFY style...

Heidi cried foul and lashed out at... Nigel Farage!  That seems to be the default Change UK reaction to everything this week.  Quite how persistently smearing the Brexit Party benefits Change UK is anyone's guess.  One is a hard Leave party and one is a hard Remain party, they're hardly competing for the same votes.

It's been a rough week for Heidi's party.  They bottled out of the Peterborough by-election, Gavin Esler had a meltdown on live television and Rachel Johnson had an airhead moment and also appeared to be drunk on This Week.  It's fair to say their prospects for winning seats in these elections is wearing thinner by the day and both the Lib Dems and the Greens will almost certainly rout them on the Remain side.  After May 23rd they will be even more weary of elections than they already are!