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Politics is pretty spicy at the moment, isn’t it? But not in a good way.

If there’s one thing that can bring everyone in Britain together, it’s food. Or, to be even more precise, Nando’s.

Yes, Nando’s.

The glorious combination of chicken, piri-piri spices and as many fino sides as you can cram into your stomach. It turns out that the Independent Group, a new “centrist” parliamentary group of MPs who have left the Labour Party and the Conservatives, subscribe to the “Nando’s heals all” philosophy.

Unsure what they stand for, with politicians who hold different views within their 11 person group, the new cohort headed to Nando’s for some much-needed team bonding.

Given that the internet is intensely divided over whether this new group is a good thing, the observations flooded in. What did they have? Are they true Nando’s fans?

Anna Soubry appeared to have ordered chips and salad. People had a lot of questions.

Heidi Allen looked like she was having a great time.

She appeared to have forsaken sides for a huge bowl of chicken which, to be honest, we respect.

Then there was Angela Smith, who infamously described ethnic minorities are having a “funny tinge” live on television just hours after the new group’s launch. It’s fair to say that it’s going to take a lot more than a Nando’s for the internet to let that go.

Others were even less forgiving, questioning whether this group are true fans of Nando’s.

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