not doable in real terms.
Courtesy of the Sunday Telegraph
David Miliband is reportedly poised to return to the UK as speculation mounts that he is being encouraged to lead a new Blairite centre-left party. The former Labour Foreign Secretary currently lives and works in New York, where he runs the International Rescue Committee. However, Labour MPs reportedly believe he is ready to move back to the UK next year. Mr Miliband has held a series of meetings with Tony Blair, the Mail on Sunday reported, with the former prime minister said to be the driving force behind plans for the new centrist party.
Mr Miliband has also met with prominent Labour donors Sir Trevor Chinn and Jonathan Goldstein, according to the newspaper. "David Miliband is the figure who towers above all others as the person who could lead a new centre-left party," a source close to the discussions told the Mail, adding that Mr Blair "talks about little else. other than the need for a new force in British politics". The source told the Mail that the wealthy donors were "convinced by David". "But they differ on whether there is room for a centrist party in today’s political climate. They are intent on waiting for the collapse of the Corbyn project – and then they aim to sweep in."
A source close to Mr Miliband, who admitted in June that he missed Britain, told the Sunday Times he might well return to the UK in 2019 but played down links to any new party. “David has been hankering for a return for some time and it wouldn’t be a huge surprise if he came back next year but that’s completely separate from any discussions about a new party,” the source told the newspaper.
Speculation about a new centre-left party has been rife for several months. Its launch could come as early as December, after the final vote on the Brexit deal, sources told the Times. Another date reportedly being considered is January 28, the last time a general election could be called before the UK leaves the EU on March 29.
In addition to Mr Miliband, others who have been touted as possible leaders of the party include Labour former frontbencher Chuka Umunna, who denies he is one of the main organisers, and Labour MPs Gavin Shuker and Chris Leslie.
This is the latest one, a Folkestone and Hythe councillor who switched from UKIP to be Independent has joined it.
I just wonder how civil the civilised the debate would be if you slightly disagree about there policys.
howard mcsweeney1 likes this
They sound like an off-shoot of Avon Cosmetics.
Just because you don't take an interest in politics doesn't mean that politics won't take an interest in you. PERICLES.
The other week the Brexit party led by Nigel Farage launched, now we have Brexit Express joining in, and not forgetting UKIP and For Britain all campaigning for the same thing. The vote split if a General election was held this year would be a boost for Labour.
Nigel Farage is saying that 100, 000 people signed up to his new party in the first week, I wonder how many of them are also new members of the Tory party.