David Brent joins The Independent Group

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The Independent Group (TIG) gained 11 MPs in its first week. It may struggle to attract more, though – partly because these MPs don’t have any policies; partly because they’re discouraging people from joining:

With this in mind, there’s a push to get more celebrity backers. Following a sales pitch on the Andrew Marr Show, TIG has now snagged itself popular reality TV star David Brent:

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Celebs before plebs

Speaking about his foray into politics, Brent said:

TIG has created an atmosphere in which they’re your mates first and politicians second. They’re probably the sort of people you’d ask about cheap printer ink third. I told them I don’t know anything about politics, but they said that’s not a problem. I mean – I told them I could definitely do what they’re doing if I fancied it. They nodded and asked me to tell some more jokes. Now I’m here endorsing them.

Brent continued:

You’ll never get a party like TIG again. They’re basically like chilled-out PPI claims lawyers. When I first joined TIG, people asked if I want to be a well-respected politician or a clown. My answer’s this – they’re not mutually exclusive. Just look at the media’s coverage of Ian Austin. Funny guy. He played the bear on Bo’ Selecta!

Humour

Brent seems like a big catch for TIG, as he recently starred in his own docu-movie. Although many viewers watched David Brent: Life on the Road, few can remember what actually happened in it. Coincidentally, people are saying the same thing about every TIG interview.

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