Get the violins out – Remainer Chaos – Anna Soubry admits Chuka Umunna was ‘not the person she thought he was’

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Anna Soubry, the leader of Change UK – The Independent Group for Change, has spoken out about former colleague Chuka Umunna. Both MPs left their parties, the Conservative Party and Labour Party to join Change UK. But, after the poor performance in the European elections, Mr Umunna left the party, before joining the Liberal Democrats.

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Speaking about his decision, Ms Soubry told BBC’s World at One: “Chuka going to the Lib Dems, these are very heavy blows, so soon.

“I am sorry, but you stick at something a bit longer than a couple of months.

“Especially when you have got had the courage to leave your own political party.”

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She added: “When you have worked with somebody from a different political party, and you thought, this person has got so much to offer.

“I really believe this person is the future for our country. Quite a great double act I thought actually.

“I believed in him. He was a major reason I left my political party. I believed in this new project.

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“It was like, we had a big disappointment and he was gone. That was not the person I thought he was.”

Both MPs left their parties in fury at the handling of Brexit, with Mr Umunna also frustrated with the way Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn had dealt with anti-Semitism claims in his party.

Just 10-days after he left Change UK, Mr Umunna joined the Liberal Democrats, a party he was deeply critical of for their role in the Conservative and Lib Dem coalition between 2010-2015.

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Commenting on his decision to join the Liberal Democrats, Mr Umunna said: “Labour and the Tories are committed to facilitating Brexit, and Brexit makes endless austerity virtually impossible.

“The Liberal Democrats are not – they were arguing for a People’s Vote and to remain in the EU from the very start.

“I am convinced the Liberal Democrats, as the spearhead of a broader, progressive movement in civil society, offer the best chance to improve the lives of those I represent, as well as countless other citizens in our country.” READ FULL STORY BELOW

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Remainer chaos: Anna Soubry admits Chuka Umunna was ‘not the person she thought he was’

Anna Soubry, the leader of Change UK – The Independent Group for Change, has spoken out about former colleague Chuka Umunna. Both MPs left their parties, the Conservative Party and Labour Party to join Change UK. But, after the poor performance in the European elections, Mr Umunna left the party, before joining the Liberal Democrats.

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