The Independent Group of pro-Remain MPs announced this morning that they would be officially forming a political party so they are ready to fight in potential upcoming European elections. The group also made the surprising decision, after only being formed for one month, to announce a new leader and adopt a new name: Change UK.
Mr S isn’t sure how much thought the group put into their new moniker though. As well as a slightly odd choice for a group whose only real policy is to Remain in the EU (rather than change anything), it also clashes with another political group which has been around for three years: Change Britain. The latter was set up and supported by figures like Gisela Stuart and Boris Johnson in 2016 after the Brexit referendum, to make sure that the UK actually left the EU:
Mr S suspects both groups might not be best pleased to be sharing a name all of a sudden….