‘Slick’ Chuka Umunna reinvents himself as indecisive and insecure
When Chuka Umunna annunced his decsiosn to stand as Labour leader, he adressed the electorate with his video:
Celebrated and attacked for his ‘slickness’, Umanna had announced his ambitions with all the finesse of a 1970s corporate training video. It was a character recalibration up there with Ed Miliband cutting a glass while chanting ‘seven sizzling sausages simmering slowly’ in diction Brian Sewell would consider ‘intimidating’.
And now gone too is the clear-eyede vision because no sooner had Umanna stood up then he’s stood aside, voicing “very real concerns” about the “scrutiny and attention” he was receiving.
“I had always wondered whether it was all too soon for me to launch this leadership bid — I fear it was. Most importantly, I continued to have very real concerns and worry about this bid’s impact on those close to me.”
So. Farewell, Chuka, who has lived up to his name by chuka-ing it in…