UK: Wealthy Guyana-born Lawyer Gina Miller Launched Her Own Party and Invited The World’s Media …

Mrs. Gina Miller

By Henry Deedes for THE DAILY MAIL

With Wembley Stadium presumably not available, Guyana-born, Gina Miller summoned the world’s media to Westminster early morning on 12 Jan 2022 for the launch of her new political party. 

Mrs. Miller is the fabulously wealthy City investor and anti-Brexit litigant whose 2016 court case forced Theresa May to run her EU withdrawal agreement past Parliament first.

As launches go it was not exactly Cape Canaveral, with pluming rocket boosters and cries of ‘3-2-1 lift off!’ By my count, about a dozen people turned up to a painfully empty room beneath the shadows of Westminster Abbey:            

Five journalists, a smattering of clipboard martinets and several unidentified loiterers possibly lured by the complimentary croissants on offer. Oh, and Gina’s blameless hubby Alan who sat dutifully in the front row gulping at flies. Clearly, Miller-mania is yet to take hold among the political establishment.

We sat in awkward silence for a few minutes. Restaurant critic AA Gill used to refer to this as the ‘pretend wait’ – that moment when snooty Maître d’s needlessly make you hang around by the cloakroom before leading you into an empty dining room. The hush was momentarily punctured while one of the clipboards took an urgent call. The Oval Office, probably.

Eventually, Mrs Miller swept in looking dazzling in towering heels and a pristine John Travolta white trouser suit. Wowzers! This thing was so bright our goody bag should have included complimentary Ray-Bans. She might need to put some protective film around that little number when she’s out supping halves of mild around the working men’s clubs up north. The cleaning bills could be hellish.

The hair was lustrous and bouncy, her lacquered nails so sharp she could have sliced rare tenderloin. From her left hand there dangled a sparkler big enough to make Kim Kardashian envious.

The name of this venture was True and Fair (Slogan: ‘We All Deserve Better’). It even had its own little logo in the form of a colourful tornado, presumably a reflection of the whirlwind Miller hopes to bring to British politics.

As orators go, Miller is no Boudica. The delivery was lifeless and clunky. Far too much reliance on the autocue. But she will improve – if this thing ever gets off the ground. 

We heard the usual spiel about a government that ‘works for everyone’ and ‘delivering for the British people’. But is La Miller necessarily the vessel to bring about such change? She hardly screams approachable. She talks the haughty language of the careerist, referring to need for ‘proper bandwidth for proper strategic thinking’, whatever the hell that meant. Nor does she exactly go out of her way to appear what focus groups might call ‘down to earth’. Her outfit alone could probably have paid off most ordinary people’s mortgage.

True and Fair’s target audience presumably is not the occupants of earthy saloon bars or bingo halls but disaffected centrists: Chablis-slurping year zeroers who feel embarrassed to be aligned to the old parties. We’d been here before not all that long ago when pro-European Labour and Conservative MPs sloped off in 2019 and formed the now defunct much-maligned Change UK. Fat lot of good it did them.

QUESTIONS? Well, there weren’t many.

With the Change UK lot in mind, a journalist asked Mrs Miller why she, a political novice, felt she could succeed where experienced MPs had failed. ‘Different times,’ she explained. Indeed, they are. Our two main parties are far closer together politically. Which makes you wonder where she thought True and Fair’s votes would come from.

Someone asked about policies. She had just two so far. Something about forging a new ministerial code and some dull stuff about electoral reform. But, as she pointed out, these were at least two more policies than Sir Keir Starmer had. She looked forward to plenty more conversations ‘in the coming months and years’, she added a tad hopefully. And with that, she hurriedly insisted she had other media to speak to before slinking off back to what looked suspiciously like an oversized broom cupboard. 



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  • brandli62  On 01/15/2022 at 6:49 am

    Gina for President! She is a brave lady that has been facing lots of racism and sexism in the UK.

  • Peggy  On 01/15/2022 at 12:09 pm

    Honest commentary. Thanks.

  • wally n  On 01/15/2022 at 2:39 pm

    “Eventually, Mrs Miller swept in looking dazzling in towering heels and a pristine John Travolta white trouser suit. Wowzers! This thing was so bright our goody bag should have included complimentary Ray-Bans. She might need to put some protective film ……”
    At least they are taking her seriously???? It used to be Bright Enthusiastic people willing to make changes, new direction, were welcomed as a breath of fresh air, especially women, into that pit of darkness, called politics.
    What the hell happened??

  • brandli62  On 01/16/2022 at 5:08 am

    The “majority takes it all” electoral system practiced in the UK makes is difficult for third parties to gain any meaningful representation. The LibDems are always on the verge of extinction and the UK Independence party gained 1 or 2 seats in Westminster despite the fact that the had voter support in the double digits. Hence, it is very likely that Gina Miller’s Party will fail like many other attempts in the past. With the fact in mind, there is know room for attacking her political ambitions on the level of appearance. That’s just unacceptable but reflects British tabloid standards. They have been doing so with the EU by bad talking it for years without much factual basis. That’s what finally brought Brexit to the UK and it is making the UK poorer by the day. Selberschuld!

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