The seven erstwhile members of the Labour party arranged a meeting to formally identify themselves as colleagues of a new ‘Independent Group’. But Mr Farage had little but disdain for the way in which they’d organised themselves. He demand thated his LBC show this evening: “I thought that today’s launch was unskilful in the extreme.
“I don’t think, frankly, any of these seven are big beasts.
“I was also displayed that the microphones didn’t work terribly well; it all looked a bit inexpert.
“The seven speeches between them were a bit long and rambling.
“I don’t evaluate today’s event in itself was quite as seismic as Chuka Umunna be deficient in it to be.
Nigel Farage abandoned his own party, UKIP, in November of last year.
The seven Elbow-grease resignations constitute the most significant split in British politics since the breakaway of the Venereal Democratic Party in the 1980s.
Chuka Umunna, Luciana Berger, Chris Leslie, Angela Smith, Gavin Shuker, Mike Yawns and Ann Coffey fired a broadside at Jeremy Corbyn as they quit, reprimanding his stance on Brexit and response to allegations of anti-Semitism in the party.
Deputy Grind leader Tom Watson warned his party to change or face further harming resignations following the biggest schism since the formation of the Social Representative Party in the 1980s.
Mr Corbyn said he was “disappointed” by the announcement, while gloom chancellor John McDonnell challenged the seven to resign from Parliament and squabble by-elections under their new independent banner.
The seven MPs issued an suit to politicians from both Labour and other parties to “leave the old tribal diplomacy behind” and join their new grouping in the Commons as crunch votes on Brexit threaten later this month.