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Politics, politics, politics part deux

Discussion in 'Randomination' started by SpurMeUp, 19 Feb 2019.

  1. ricky2tricky4city

    ricky2tricky4city Vedran Corluka

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    None of them have many options....even if they're idiots.

    EU ain't budging.

    We don't want No Deal, but if we publicly admit it, then the only card that might get leaverage is gone.

    So we stay, if the EU deal is unpalatable and we don't have agreement or kahaunas for No deal.

    You or I would make no better job of it.

    If a leader pulls out some 4th way that unites the majority, they'd be a hero from this position. Beyond that all we can hope is they communicate clearly and honestly, and represent us in a way that at least earns our respect. The batten has been passed but nothings changed...it's still a bit of a poison chalice.
     
  2. SpurMeUp

    SpurMeUp Chris Perry

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    I disagree. We might have the dignity to be honest! But a desire for power trumps honesty. Maybe the question should be, which leader could best handle a backtrack? Boris hands down.
     
  3. ricky2tricky4city

    ricky2tricky4city Vedran Corluka

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    You're probably right. Boris could probably have the widest potential affect on this situation...good and bad :D

    The thing is theres not much wriggle room beyond the current options no matter what nonsense any of the candidate s spout.
     
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  4. SpurMeUp

    SpurMeUp Chris Perry

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    It’s a shame the wider public are not as smart as you.


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  5. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Ian Walker

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    Boris Johnson has secured the highest number of votes in the first ballot to select the Conservative party leader and next prime minister.

    Three contenders - Mark Harper, Andrea Leadsom and Esther McVey - have been knocked out, in the secret ballot held in the House of Commons.

    Mr Johnson received 114 votes, Jeremy Hunt was second with 43, and Michael Gove third with 37 votes.

    Seven candidates progress to the next round of voting next week.

    The two most popular MPs will be put to Tory party members in a final vote later this month.

    The winner of the contest to succeed Theresa May is expected to be announced in the week of 22 July.

    Mr Johnson said he was "delighted to win the first ballot, but we have a long way to go".

    Mr Hanrooster thanked his supporters, saying it was "terrific to have more votes from colleagues than I could have hoped for".

    And a spokesperson for Michael Gove's campaign said: "Everyone had written us off. People said we were going backwards. But we gained support and are in touching distance of second. It's all to play for."

    Mr Stewart told the BBC's Politics Live he was "completely over the moon" to have got through the first vote.

    He said he only had six declared votes ahead of the poll, but "more than three times that" voted for him in the secret ballot.

    Ms McVey said she was "extremely grateful" to those who had voted for her in the ballot.

    Subsequent ballots are scheduled to take place on 18, 19 and 20 June to whittle down the contenders until only two are left.

    The final pair will then be put to a vote of members of the wider Conservative Party from 22 June, with the winner expected to be announced about four weeks later.
     
  6. Dicko

    Dicko Kasey Keller

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    It's gonna be Boris isn't it? It feels like we are in some Black Mirror experiment to see just how far you can push things until the world implodes.
     
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  7. Gutter Boy

    Gutter Boy Tim Sherwood

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    It's pretty disappointing. I was sure there was enough widespread hostility across MPs that he wouldn't make the final two. He'll also get the Raab votes in the later stages, which will get him across the line. The only hope is a major gaff or scandal over the next week
     
  8. galeforce

    galeforce Tony Galvin

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    what could he do that would be worse than things he's said and done in the past?
     
  9. Trixster

    Trixster Reto Ziegler

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    Our very own teflon Trump, better educated but a buffoon nonetheless..
     
  10. AuroRaman

    AuroRaman Young-Pyo Lee

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  11. scaramanga

    scaramanga Erik Thorstvedt Staff Member

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    I don't like Boris one bit - he's an utter clam and plenty of Conservative MPs/members will tell you the same thing.

    But I do like £500 per month less tax out of my pocket.
     
  12. galeforce

    galeforce Tony Galvin

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    The “fudge business” PM
     
  13. jts1882

    jts1882 Chris Armstrong

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    Looks like Boris will be the next PM. He is hot favourite with party members and now looks almost certain to finish top two among MPs. The only question was whether MPs would let their personal dislike of him override political concerns.

    Boris Johnson has an unfair advantage in the leadership race … there’s two of him

    So now the question is which Boris will be the PM.
     
  14. SpurMeUp

    SpurMeUp Chris Perry

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    The winner has to make false promises - Brexit means our politicians have to lie to gain power. But it won’t matter because we’re more interested in entertainment than reality. Boris will promise the world - make Scara rich, while at the same time supporting the disaffected people who’ve seen globalisation pass them by. That they’ll be less money for them is by the by. In the world of bluster saying something is enough.

    Boris would need a strong cabinet to succeed. He could then fumble his way around the nation making great proclamations while more practical diligent people did the work. Boris is a rousing orator and force but not one for detail.

    Of all the schmucks running, he is by far the most captivating. He’s also the fall guy, with more able politicians seeing that the job is a poisoned chalice. But write your name in history Boris even if you do take some collateral damage to yourself and the nation!


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  15. scaramanga

    scaramanga Erik Thorstvedt Staff Member

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    He won't make me rich by any stretch of the imagination. He might convince me to buy that pair of jeans I've been considering for a while though.
     
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    SpurMeUp Chris Perry

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    £6k jeans? 500 a month = £6,000 richer a year.


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  17. thfcsteff

    thfcsteff Colin Calderwood Staff Member

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    He’ll cost you a lot more than that.
     
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  18. scaramanga

    scaramanga Erik Thorstvedt Staff Member

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    One pair this month, something else next
     
  19. Danishfurniturelover

    Danishfurniturelover Cecil Poynton

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    Wait Jeans???

    wow.


    I am now worried about our pre season game in Singapore is it going to be safe for our team to go to. The a hell of a lot of racists in Singapore at the moment protesting and wanting self government.
     
  20. scaramanga

    scaramanga Erik Thorstvedt Staff Member

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    I wear jeans sometimes - if they're made by proper tailors. Brioni are my jeans of choice, if not McQueen.

    Edit: Just realised this is how grooming starts and that your next post will be asking for a photo of how they fit on the arse (snugly, BTW). I NEED AN ADULT. STRANGER DANGER #metoo
     

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