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‘Slick’ Chuka Umunna reinvents himself as indecisive and insecure

by | 16th, May 2015

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.

He says:

“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…



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