Expenses scandal veteran joins opaquely funded political kickstarter

Joan Ryan MP in front of the Independent Group logo
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The Independent Group is unlike any political party in the UK. Not because of its policies (of which it has none), but because it isn’t actually a ‘party’ – it’s a private company. This has so far allowed it to avoid declaring who funds it.

And guess what sort of politician that’s attracting?

That’s right – the absolute fucking worst!

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Who funds you?

When asked what attracted her to the Independent Group, Joan Ryan put her phone down and glared at us.

“Do you mind?” she said. “I’m speaking to a man about getting a new conservatory put in.”

When asked how she’d be funding this lavish extension, Ryan tossed her head back and laughed.

“If you’ve got a problem, direct it to our complaints department,” she said – giving us the finger.

Unfortunately, it turned out the Independent Group doesn’t actually have a complaints department. It does have a ‘complaints’ page on its website, but much like its ‘policies’ page, it’s completely empty.

Who wants this?

It’s unfair to say that no one in Britain wants a political party that:

  • Has no accountability.
  • Has no actual plan.
  • Is filled with MPs who’ve supported the most unpopular political decisions of the 21st century.
  • Is 12.5% Mike Gapes.
  • Hasn’t even backed the so-called ‘People’s Vote’ it supposedly formed to support.

It would be unfair to say that, because some media types obviously do crave a ‘party’ like this. That’s why they’re avoiding any scrutiny of the above.

Featured image via Chris McAndrew – Wikimedia / Joyce1235 – Wikimedia

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