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The Labour splitters’ politics are stuck in 1990s—no wonder they won’t face a by-election

Were this a relationship I wouldn't call it a split. It's more like a pre-emptive leaving by the person about to be dumped

By Joana Ramiro  

Labour MPs Angela Smith and Gavin Shuker, listen to Chuka Umunna answering questions during The Independent Group's launch. Photo: PA

A political organisation is not unlike a relationship.

At times everyone gets along and it’s a veritable love-fest. Others, you don’t see eye to eye but you know what you have is good, that no matter how much you and Sadie bicker about which Netflix show to watch, you are meant to cuddle up together on that sofa.

And then there are times when Pat never lends a helping…

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