RICHARD LITTLEJOHN: Chuka Umunna and his Labour rebels might have just done us a favour

Mail Online | 2/19/2019 | Richard Littlejohn for the Daily Mail
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Tonight, Matthew, I’m going to be Barack Obama. The Labour breakaway press conference looked like an episode of the TV show Stars In Their Eyes.

Chuka Umunna emerged from the dry ice to deliver his impression of the UK’s first African-American Prime Minister.

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OK, so he’s of Nigerian-Irish descent, but you get the gist. Chucky’s never disguised his ambition to be the ‘British Obama’. Problem is, his chosen vehicle, the Labour Party, has been reluctant to share his vaulting ambition.

He threw his ring into the hat when Ed Miliband crashed and burned, but withdrew hastily from the leadership contest after it became apparent he couldn’t command the support of enough MPs to make it through the preliminary rounds.

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When you fail even to muster as many nominations as O.J. Corbyn, it’s time to get your coat.

Now the schism on the Left has given him another stab at greatness. While Luciana Berger rightly received the sympathy vote yesterday, it was Umunna who seized the limelight.

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To paraphrase Rickie Lee Jones, Chucky’s in love — with himself. He clearly sees his future as the leader of an unstoppable new political party.

I’m only surprised he didn’t purloin Obama’s catchphrase: ‘Yes We Can!’ (Stop Brexit).

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Consumed with a chronic case of narcissism, he completely — or, more likely, deliberately — missed the point when he complained that British politics was broken.

And whose fault’s that then?

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The collapse in public trust is almost entirely down to the fact that hardline federasts like Umunna have moved heaven and earth to overthrow a democratic vote by 17.4 million people to leave the EU.

Yet Chucky still has the nerve to pose as a ‘moderate’ and promises to treat people ‘as adults’. How stupid does he think we are?

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As for the rest of the Stars In Their Eyes line-up yesterday, how many did you...
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