Articles tagged The Independent Group:

Is The Independent Group Destined to Become a Pub Quiz Question in History?

  • 23 Feb 2019

It’s been a huge week in politics with MPs leaving both the Conservatives and Labour. Iain Dale says the new independent MPs need to quickly build a realistic policy platform. I was just 18 years old when the Gang of Four left the Labour Party to form the SDP in 1981. It se...

What does the Defection of Three Tory MPs Mean?

  • 20 Feb 2019

Last night I thought about writing an article about the most likely Conservative MPs to defect. Then I read a piece mentioning the three I was going to name, so then I thought, sod it, going to bed is a more attractive option.  Then, hey presto, the three I was going to nam...

Will The Independent Group Break the Mould of British Politics?

  • 18 Feb 2019

It's finally happened. After three and a half years seven Labour MPs have decided they can stomach Jeremy Corbyn no longer and have decided to sit as Independents. Some will see this as a mould breaking moment. I'm not sure I do, but time will tell. It has echoes of 1981 wh...