“Christ – the last thing the UK needs is an election!” argues ‘Change UK’
The Independent Group (TIG) has morphed into Change UK (CUK). Although it’s obviously inspired by France’s En Marche, it isn’t inspired by what that party did – i.e. win seats in an election.
For some reason, Change doesn’t actually want any change on that front:
#ChangeUK MP wants everything to stay the same.. pic.twitter.com/nPZGI1Wnk2
— Michael Walker (@michaeljswalker) March 29, 2019
Off The Perch caught up with Chris Leslie to ask him some questions:
OTP: So you’re called Change now. Wouldn’t the biggest change of all be holding an election?
CL: Definitely not. An election wouldn’t change anything.
OTP: It might change a few things. You’d probably lose your seat for a start.
CL: Yes, we’re all aware of the Labour and Conservative bullying campaign against us.
OTP: Are you describing rival political parties attempting to take your seats as ‘bullying’?
CL: Well how else would you describe it? We really want those seats. There shouldn’t be another election until we can outlaw grassroots campaigning altogether.
OTP: That would be a big change. Is that the only change you’re pursuing, or are there others?
CL: We’re quite keen on keeping public services privatised.
OTP: How is that a change from your previous position?
CL: I wasn’t a Change MP when I argued for it before.
It could be that Change UK’s name change will be enough to convince people the party actually stands for change. Some people remain unconvinced, however:
Imagine founding a party called "Change UK", but it's made up of ex-tory and ex-NewLab types and literally just puts forward the same centrist and right wing policies that have dominated politics since the late nineties lmao #ChangeUK #Tinge #tig
— Sam Fury (@SamFury9) March 29, 2019
Featured image via YouTube
- For more satirical news, you can also follow Off The Perch on Facebook and Twitter.
We know everyone is suffering under the Tories - but the Canary is a vital weapon in our fight back, and we need your support
The Canary Workers’ Co-op knows life is hard. The Tories are waging a class war against us we’re all having to fight. But like trade unions and community organising, truly independent working-class media is a vital weapon in our armoury.
The Canary doesn’t have the budget of the corporate media. In fact, our income is over 1,000 times less than the Guardian’s. What we do have is a radical agenda that disrupts power and amplifies marginalised communities. But we can only do this with our readers’ support.
So please, help us continue to spread messages of resistance and hope. Even the smallest donation would mean the world to us.
Leave a ReplyYou must be logged in to leave a comment.Join the conversation
Please read our comment moderation policy here.