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I’m a Labour supporter—but I still wish Change UK had been more successful

It's not just that their success might have influenced Labour's position on Brexit. What went wrong with Change UK is symptomatic of everything politicians misunderstand about the public

By Emma Burnell  

I was never going to vote for Change UK—but that doesn't mean I wanted them to fail. Photo: PA

Change UK’s all-but-demise is hardly unexpected. It was a poorly conceived and inadequately run outfit from the start. Given that it was apparently planned for months in advance, that it was so shambolic throughout its short life was even more telling of the failures of those who ran it. Yet even though I didn’t expect it to succeed, I never expected it to fail that badly, that quickly.

I was…

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