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When I observed the significant show of force at the last anti-Brexit rally in London, I thought that maybe, just maybe, the time really was ripe for a new movement and a new political party. The quibbling over the numbers was irrelevant, there are many politically homeless people out there and a strong case to be made for an open, liberal Britain within the EU.
Step forward, Change UK… But Change UK have scored so many own goals – not least their botched launch – and don’t look like a party that’s going to shake up British politics.
The other new Party, Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party, have consistently topped the polls for the European elections. Change UK meanwhile have peaked at 9% and the level of support per region suggests that can expect to win one MEP, at best.