Chuka’s New Job Reunites Him with Luciana

Earlier this year, Guido reported that former Labour, former The Independent Group, former Change UK – The Independent Group, former LibDem MP Chuka Umunna had taken three new jobs since leaving Parliament: a Directorship at Digital Identity Net U.K., a “strategic corporate advisor to companies“, and a contributor to Forbes on leadership strategy. This was on top of his £5,000-a-month chairmanship of the failing think tank, Progressive Centre UK…

Now Chuka has added a fourth new job to his repertoire, becoming executive director and head of environmental, social and governance consultancy at communications company Edelman. Upon joining the PR firm, Umunna (presumably with a straight face) said “I wanted to roll my sleeves up and get involved at the coalface”. He’ll be reunited there with his old flame Luciana Berger, who last week also announced she was joining Edelman…

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Chuka Outpaces Osborne’s Post-Sacking Job Uptake

After a long trawl through Companies House records, its appears the swathe of MPs who lost their seats in the December election are struggling to find new work – with one noticeable exception: Chuka Ummuna. According to Guido’s findings, Chuka has accrued four jobs since losing his battle for a Westminster seat last year. It took two months longer for job-hoarding George Osborne to pick up his third post-chancellor gig…

On top of his £5,000-a-month chairmanship of the failing think tank, Progressive Centre UK, a month ago Chuka took on a directorship of Digital Identity Net U.K.- a “digital identity assurance network… placing the consumer in control of their data privacy and validated digital identities.” The former Labour, former The Independent Group, former Change UK – The Independent Group, former LibDem MP has also added two other jobs to his CV since leaving parliament; as a “strategic corporate advisor to companies“, and as a contributor to Forbes on his natural area of expertise: leadership strategy…

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Chuka’s Think Tank Running Out of Cash

Progressive Centre UK – the Think Tank Chuka Umunna chairs for £5,000 a month – appears to be in danger of going bust, putting Chuka’s very quality of life at risk. How can a man be expected to survive on a mere £80,000 MP wage…

According to their most recent annual report, the think tank is now worth less than £2,500 – with just £1,337 ‘cash at bank and in hand’. Perhaps the donors have tired of funding what is effectively Chuka’s own fan club. Three recent exciting events have all featured Chuka; at LibDem conference there was a chance to hear an interview with Chuka, listen to Chuka on “the causes of Brexit” and learn from him about being “progressive”. All reminiscent of Gordon Brown’s personal think tank, the John Smith Institute. There are however no upcoming events planned.

The centrist dad of the think tank world has faced criticism they’ve u-turned on their promise to publish their annual list of donors, supporters and partners. Normally this secrecy would raise eyebrows, but by the looks of things, Progressive Centre don’t actually have any donors…

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Lib Dems’ New Shameless Leaflet Claims

Lib Dem leaflets famously always stretch the truth as far as they can. However this year’s cohort of letterbox literature includes a whole new level of post-truth statements. Makes tuition fees pale into insignificance…

Despite only just defecting from the Tories, Phillip Lee’s leaflets have performed a Stalinist erasure of his recent right-wing past. The leaflet implies the election is a close choice between the Tories and the LibDems, despite the LibDems coming 24,000 votes behind John Redwood in 2017, and 6,000 behind Labour.Moving over to Streatham, the Lib Dems hilariously try and explain that their current “popular local Lib Dem MP” – yes, that is Chuka Umunna they’re referring to – is “moving on at the next election”.

They fail to mention he’s carpetbagging over to the seat of Westminster because he doesn’t stand a chance of winning in his current seat when voters finally get their say…

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Chuka Calls Lib Dem Policy ‘Patronising’

Chuka took to breakfast TV screens early this morning (clearly having avoided last night’s singalong) to declare that “one thing I think you acknowledge, I’ve always wanted to stop Brexit, and that’s been the goal.”

… which would come as a surprise to the Chuka of August 2016 who declared “I don’t think [stopping Brexit] would be a good look for Parliament, the people have spoken. I think it would be rather patronizing to pretend that somehow we know better.”

Another whopping dishonest U-Turn from the Lib Dems…

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Carpetbagging Chuka Abandons Streatham for Westminster

Kevin Schofield is reporting that Labour-turned-Change UK-turned-Independent-turned-Lib Dem MP Chuka Umunna is abandoning his Labour safe seat of Streatham for the more marginal Westminster seat – currently held by Tory MP Mark Field with a 3,000 majority. The Lib Dems came 3rd there last time…

In a statement, Chuka has said:

“I’m delighted to have been appointed as the @LibDems candidate for the Cities of London & Westminster. I relish the prospect of ensuring the constituency – which is a global symbol for open, liberal values– is represented by a party and an MP who will be true to those values.”

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