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Blue is the colour (of this man's politics): Chuka Umunna should be in the Conservative Party.

Blue is the colour (of this man’s politics): Chuka Umunna should be in the Conservative Party.

What is the matter with Chuka Umunna these days? Is he still crying because Labour supporters rejected his bid to be leader?

Yesterday he was accusing the rest of the party of behaving like a “petulant child”, “screaming at the electorate” about Labour’s poor performance in the general election.

How does he come to that conclusion?

On the BBC’s Newsnight, he told Allegra Stratton that Labour was sent a “very strong message” when it lost all but one of its seats to the SNP in Scotland and failed to take seats from the Conservatives in England.

That’s right. The message was that campaigning on an anti-austerity platform works, while trying to pretend you’re Conservative for the sake of winning a few Tory votes doesn’t.

Very few members of the Labour Party – if any at all – have been “screaming at the electorate”. Instead, there’s a heated debate going on in Labour about whether to listen to the minority of the electorate who voted Conservative (23 per cent) or the majority who didn’t (76 per cent).

It seems common sense to say the majority should be heeded, but let’s not forget that Chuka was one of those who thought Labour should be more like the Tories. This Blog recommended that, with his ideas, he should cross the floor of the House of Commons and join the Conservatives.

Better still if he left politics altogether.

The last thing the Labour Party needs is his kind of whining, Tory-supporting backstabber.

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