13 December 2019

Brexit playing cards: status at 12 December 2019

Here we are after almost all the results.

Pink shading shows people who have gone.

Red lettering is for the Conservative traitors, some of whom were readmitted and kept their seats.

Total bag: 33 / 52.

01 December 2019

Brexit playing cards: Five to Two of Clubs

Now down to the last Remainer nonentities.

Five of Clubs: Ann Coffey

Labour MP for Stockport (53.21% Remain in 2016), defected to Change UK, and not standing in the 2019 election.  When she stood down, she did not try to justify it on the basis of having being bullied on social media, so she was certainly honest.

Four of Clubs: Chris Leslie

Labour MP for Nottingham East (57.12% Remain in 2016).  Now Change UK candidate in the 2019 election.

Three of Clubs: Joan Ryan

Enfield North voted 50.78% Remain in 2016.  Previous Labour MP Joan Ryan defected to Change UK and will not stand in 2019.

Two of Clubs: Mike Gapes

He was Labour MP for Ilford South, which voted 56.69% Remain in 2016.  He is standing as a Change UK candidate in 2019.

Brexit playing cards: Nine to Six of Clubs

We come now to four people who have changed party.

Nine of Clubs: Chuka Umunna

He was the Labour MP for Streatham (79.46% Remain in 2016), and moved to form The Independent Group, which was renamed to Change UK, before becoming an 'Independent' and completing his slide to obscurity by joining the Liberal Democrats.  In the 2019 election he is standing as a Liberal Democrat in Cities of London and Westminster, currently a Conservative seat and 71.95% Remain in 2016.

Umunna describes himself as 'One Nation Labour', an oxymoron invented by another idiot, Ed Milliband.

Eight of Clubs: Angela Smith

Elected as a Labour MP for Penistone and Stocksbridge (60.65% Leave in 2016), she then defected to The Independent Group, which became Change UK, then became an 'Independent' and then the Liberal Democrats.  She is standing in the 2019 election for Altrincham and Sale West, which voted 61.41% Remain in 2016.  The Conservatives are likely to hold the seat.

Seven of Clubs: Luciana Berger

Same old story, with a Labour MP finishing up as a Liberal Democrat candidate.  She was MP for Liverpool Wavertree, 64.74% Remain in 2016, and is standing for Finchley and Golders Green, 68.9% Remain in 2016.  She is unlikely to replace the Conservative Mike Freer.

Six of Clubs: Anna Soubry

She was Conservative MP for Broxtowe, which voted 52.51% Leave in 2016.  She is standing for Change UK in the 2019 election.  So we'll probably lose another traitor.