HENRY DEEDES: Gina Miller started her party and five media outlets appeared


HENRY DEEDES: The wonderfully wealthy lawyer Remoaner Gina Miller set up her party and invited the world media … five of us gathered

As Wembley Stadium is allegedly not available, Gina Miller called on the world media in Westminster early yesterday morning to form her new political party.

Ms. Miller is a wonderfully wealthy investor in the City and a legal party against Brexit, whose 2016 lawsuit forced Theresa May to send its agreement on leaving the EU first past parliament.

Cape Canaveral wasn’t exactly among the launches, with powerful rocket boosters and shouts of ‘3-2-1 raise!’ According to my count, about a dozen people turned to the painfully empty room under the shadows of Westminster Abbey: five journalists, a few martinis from the clipboard, and a few unknown rackets, perhaps attracted by the free croissants on offer. Oh, and Gina’s flawless husband Alan, who diligently sat in the front row and burned flies. It is clear that Millermani has not yet established itself among the political establishment.

It is estimated that five people gathered at the True & Fair Gine Miller presentation yesterday

Eventually, Mrs. Miller became dazzling in high heels and John Travolta's pristine white trouser suit

Eventually, Mrs. Miller became dazzling in high heels and John Travolta’s pristine white trouser suit

We sat in awkward silence for a few minutes. Restaurant critic AA Gill described it as ‘pretending, waiting’ – that moment when the breathless maitre d’s unnecessarily forces you to hang out next to the dressing room before taking you to an empty dining room. The silence was broken for a moment, while one of the clipboards accepted an emergency call. Probably in the Oval Office.

Eventually, Mrs. Miller became dazzling in the high heels and pristine white trouser dress of John Travolta. Wowzerji! This thing was so bright that our bag should have included free Ray-Bans. She may have to install protective foil on that little number when she eats half of the goods outside at working men’s clubs in the north. Cleaning bills could be hellish.

Her hair was shiny and bouncy, her varnished nails so sharp she could cut a rare cake. A spark large enough hung from her left hand that envied Kim Kardashian.

The name of this venture was True and Fair (slogan: ‘We all deserve better’). It even had its own little logo in the shape of a colorful tornado, probably a reflection of the whirlwind Miller dares to bring into British politics.

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As speakers say, Miller is not Boudica. The delivery was lifeless and awkward. Too much reliance on autocue. But it will get better – if this thing ever gets up.

We heard the usual talk of a government that “works for everyone” and “supplies for the British”. But is La Miller an urgent vessel that will bring about such a change? Almost no screams accessible. He speaks in the vain language of a careerist, referring to the need for ‘the right bandwidth for proper strategic thinking’, whatever the hell that meant. Nor does it make an effort to show what focus groups could call ‘ground floor’. Only her dress could probably pay off the mortgage of most ordinary people.

The target audience of True and Fair is probably not residents of earthy lounge bars or bingo halls, but disgruntled centrists: Chablis-waterfalls of the year are zeros who feel awkward to tune in to old parties. We were here not so long ago when pro-European Labor and Conservative MEPs left in 2019 and set up the now defunct very belittled Change UK. It brought them a lot of good.

Questions? Well, there weren’t many of them. With Change UK in mind, journalist Miller asked why she, a political newcomer, feels she can succeed where experienced MPs have failed. “Different times,” she explained. In fact, they are. Our main parties are much closer politically. Which makes you wonder where she thought True and Fair voices would come from.

Someone asked about politics. So far, she has only had two. Something about forging a new ministerial code and some boring things about electoral reform. But as she pointed out, these were at least two more politicians than Sir Keir Starmer had. She looked forward to many more conversations “in the coming months and years,” she added little hope. And with that, she hastily insisted that she have to talk to other media before stepping back to something that looked suspiciously like an oversized broom cabinet.



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