People’s Vote Infighting

Whilst most of the media is focused on Tory infighting and Corbyn’s incoherent and contradictory strategy the People’s Vote crowd are escaping attention. It will be no surprise when Guido tells you there is lots of infighting there too…

The main split is between those Labour MPs like Chris Leslie and Angela Smith who want to use it as reason for walking away from the Labour Party and setting up new party and those who want to try and win McDonnell and Corbyn over to the cause as the best way of getting a second referendum and stopping Brexit. They all despise Tom Baldwin who serves effectively at the pleasure of Alastair Campbell, who along with Blair is the real overlord of the whole thing. The Blairites are very definitely pulling the strings.

Baldwin is obsessed with polls and many on the campaign suspect he got the multi-millionaire Julian Dunkerton, who co-founded the Superdry fashion label, to make the weird precondition of his £1 million donation that it all be spent on polling. Good for YouGov’s profits, with the result that the campaign has an overload of pointless polls telling them nothing really new, which they can’t even turn into stories now the media narrative is all about the shenanigans in parliament.

Some Labour MPs think Baldwin and Campbell are trying to make it all about them and cutting them out. Chuka is especially irked so now sends out his own press releases implying they are from the official People’s Vote – though they are definitely not.

Money is a sensitive subject, because the People’s Vote campaign is at war with Best for Britain, who refused to join the remain coalition. Best for Britain are funded by Soros so have cash but are politically clueless and “p*ssing it up the wall” on Facebook according to People’s Vote insiders.

Every time Best for Britain get attacked in The Telegraph Soros writes another cheque. This infuriates the People’s Vote campaign who consider Best for Britain to be amateurs and political novices – the Lib Dem B-team and third sector campaigners.

Even Best for Britain co-founder Gina Miller quit the organisation to set up her own group ‘End the Chaos.’ This seems to double as a personal Gina Miller photography and publicity campaign, pouring resources into taking pictures of her standing on cliffs and on roads, staring into the middle distance. End the chaos indeed…

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Gina Miller Friendzones Lib Dems

Gina Miller was offered a plum slot on stage at the Lib Dem conference, but took the opportunity to reveal that not only is she not a Lib Dem, she’s merely a “friend”. She went on to say “we need a strong third party, just as much as we need a strong opposition, and a strong Government.” Ouch…

Miller expressly ruled out becoming the party’s next leader amidst nervous laughter from around the conference hall. When the star attraction of your conference won’t even commit to you, you know you’re in trouble… 

Not content with only breaking Lib Dem hearts, she also mouthed off about the ‘People’s Vote’ campaign run by former Lib Dem spinner James McGrory, saying it had failed to communicate with the public. She even went as far as to say that she “didn’t like” the phrase “People’s Vote” because it was too vague, before tearing into one of the Remainers’ other favourite catchphrases:

“All of you around here, stop saying ‘stop Brexit’. It’s really not helpful.”

Another day like this and it’ll soon be the Remainers saying “Stop Gina Miller, she’s really not helpful”…

Gina Miller: “No Intention of Going Into Official Politics”

“No intentions” is not of course a definitive negative and writing your memoirs long before retiring often anticipates a run for office. However it looks like the LibDems will have to find someone else to replace Vince Cable…

Gina Miller on Saving the World

Gina Miller on her role as “superwoman”:

“I have always been a troublemaker. I always saw myself as Superwoman, someone who could save the world.”

Nigel Farage and Gina Miller Clash Over Brexit

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