Chuka Umunna.

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What is the matter with Chuka Umunna? Is he psychologically disposed to do the wrong thing?

Today, he has appeared in the Huffington Post, attacking Emily Thornberry over her reaction to his rebel amendment on the Queen’s Speech, about Brexit. This, after she scored a huge victory over Damian Green in Prime Minister’s Questions on July 12!

Whose side is Mr Umunna on?

I mean, isn’t it strange that the vote on his Brexit amendment was two weeks ago, and he hadn’t got around to voicing his opinions until now – when it was likely to damage his party?

He says he isn’t trying to split Labour, or reopen hostilities between right-wing and left-wing Labour MPs – but isn’t that exactly how the vote on his amendment, which was supported by 74 Labour MPs and peers, was reported?

He knew exactly what he was trying to do.

His only regret is that he has not succeeded.

But that won’t stop him trying!

This Writer has tried to avoid commenting on recent attempts to create divisions within Labour. Most of them aren’t worth the time it takes to comment, being attempts to make mountains from metaphorical molehills, but I couldn’t let this one pass.

It is time Mr Umunna realised that he is trying to start “faux battles”; he is being “silly”. He is trying to split Labour, when Labour is at its strongest in years.

He is trying to help the Conservative Party.

And that is no way for a Labour politician to behave.

If he really feels this way, he should resign as an MP and allow Streatham to have a new representative who supports the Labour Party.

Alternatively, he could just grow up.

Here’s the article:

Emily Thornberry was “disrespectful” when she accused Labour MPs who rebelled over a Brexit vote as “virtue signaling”, according to former Shadow Cabinet colleague Chuka Umunna.

Some 74 Labour MPs and peers backed amendments to the Queen’s Speech calling for the UK to stay in the Single Market and customs union – going against instructions from Jeremy Corbyn.

Three Shadow Ministers were sacked because of their votes – with another quitting – and Thornberry accused the rebels of starting “faux battles” and being “silly.”

Deputy leader Tom Watson also described the amendment as “unhelpful”.

Speaking about the matter for the first time since the vote, Umunna told HuffPost UK he was disappointed with how Thornberry in particular had treated him, and contrasted it with the support he gave her after she tweeted out a picture of the St George’s flag outside a house in Kent during a 2014 by-election campaign.

In an interview in his constituency of Streatham in South London, Umunna hit back at suggestions he was deliberately trying to split the party or reopen the war between Labour MPs and Corbyn.

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