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Chuka’s Lib Dem comments come back to haunt him

For the past week they’ve been exchanging side-glances, passing on compliments, and making excuses to spend time together. Now they’ve made it official. Yes, late last night Chuka Umunna finally made his move and joined the Lib Dems.

In an interview with the Times announcing the new relationship, the former Labour MP revealed that he was ‘really grateful to Vince’ Cable for keeping the door wide open for him to join, and had been made ‘to feel incredibly welcome’ by his new party.

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