Since the launch of new political party The Independent Group earlier today, critics have been out in full force about the fraction team of former Labour MPs. However, perhaps more should have been said about its inability to use professional IT experts, such as web designers in Kingston, as its brand new website crashed just minutes after launching.
A few disgruntled politicians have left the Labour Party to create the newly formed Independent Group, a press conference revealed today (February 19th).
The former Labour MPs took this opportunity to announce the group’s new website, which was meant to show the public its political message, particularly its resentment over the poor handling of Brexit by the government.
However, no-one was able to see what the seven MPs – who include Luciana Berger, Chris Leslie, Angela Smith, Gavin Shuker, Mike Gapes, Ann Coffey and Chuka Umunna – believe, as the site crashed almost instantly after going online.
Those who wanted to look at the webpage simply got 503 errors and a random website code, or experienced the site repeatedly failing on them.
The statement the public were meant to read on the site said: “Our primary duty as Members of Parliament is to put the best interests of our constituents and our country first.”
It went on to say: “Yet like so many others, we believe that none of today’s political parties are fit to provide the leadership and direction needed by our country.”
The fraction group, instead, believes in policies that are “evidence-based, not led by ideology”.
Repairs have been since made to the website, but it is so simple in its design that some experts have criticised it before it has had a chance to take off. According to PR Week, media pros have even gone so far as to say “the website looks like a GCSE project”.