As most will have noticed, 8 Labour MPs and 3 Tories have left their parties and formed what they're calling The Independent Group. All of them are taking flak for their decision from every side, but initial polling shows there is public support for a centrist party. I'm a big supporter of Independent MPs. I think they can be more democratic and representative than the candidates put forward by the Parties. I firmly believe that an independent MP will put his constituent's interests first, more so than a Party MP who will put the Party first almost every time. The eternal contradiction is the Party machine provides the funding, infrastructure and manpower to run election campaigns, especially at General Elections where the big parties dominate the media. Perhaps this "Independent Group" is a way around this. What say CCers? Would you vote for a pro-Remain Independent Candidate or are they a distraction from serious politics and the real fight between Tories and Labour?