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At last the serial flip-flopper Chuka Umunna has found the party that's right for him

Change UK MP Chuka Umunna speaks during a European Parliament election campaign rally at the Manchester Technology Centre in Manchester, northwest England, on May 21, 2019. - Despite voting in a referendum to leave the European Union in 2016 Britain is braced to take part in the European Parliament election on May 23. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP)PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images 

How much of Change would Chuka chuck if Chuka could chuck Change? The answer, it turned out, was that Chuka would chuck all of them, which means it’s all change once more.

It must be difficult for Umunna, a man of such ceaseless ambition, to find himself in his current predicament. In 2012, Channel 4 News labelled him the “British Obama” (quoting a Wikipedia entry it turned out emanated from his office) and in an interview with the programme, he spoke of being both ‘impatient’ and ‘hungry’ for government, a good three years before Ed Miliband’s departure. He referred to the coalition government of the time as ‘heartless and hopeless'.

A botched election, leadership campaign, unsuccessful insurgency...

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