Corbyn to be PM within 6 months?

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Corbyn to be PM within 6 months?

Postby al_yrpal » 26 Jun 2017, 12:41pm

:D I am off to Betfred!

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Re: Corbyn to be PM within 6 months?

Postby blackbike » 26 Jun 2017, 2:30pm

Our wonderful Fixed Term Parliament Act makes that almost impossible unless a substantial proportion of Conservative MPs get swept up in the current Corbynmania of the politically callow and ignorant, something I consider unlikely.

Perhaps he should emigrate to Venezuela.

That socialist paradise is having a few problems at the moment - riots, starvation, rampant poverty.

A firebrand like Jeremy could be just what they need to put them back on track - vast increases in public spending should do the trick.

But never say never.

All those Glastonbury socialists and revolutionaries might take to the streets and stage a coup and install their beloved Jeremy as their leader - once they've got back from the Henley Regatta, Wimbledon, Glyndebourne and the other events on their social calendar.

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Re: Corbyn to be PM within 6 months?

Postby fossala » 26 Jun 2017, 2:30pm

I don't know but I'm heading up to London for the May out protest at the weekend.

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Re: Corbyn to be PM within 6 months?

Postby Psamathe » 26 Jun 2017, 2:45pm

Apparently they ar enot planning to give MPs a longer summer breaks as MPs tend not to plot against the PM when they are on holidays, so MPs get longer hols, do less work all to keep May in power a bit longer.

And I understood they had far more legislation to deal with than they had time to do (with leaving the EU), but May clinging to power is more important than anything else.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/parliament-summer-holiday-extension-theresa-may-mps-plotting-coup-three-months-house-commons-lords-a7807901.html wrote:Parliament's summer holiday could be extended 'to stop MPs plotting coup against Theresa May'
Disgruntled MPs 'less likely to oust Prime Minister during recess'


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Re: Corbyn to be PM within 6 months?

Postby Psamathe » 26 Jun 2017, 2:50pm

And the "bill" is in. We (taxpayers) are having to pay and extra £537 per Northern Irish resident just to keep May in power a bit longer. Nothing for Norfolk,nothing for Scotland (because May doe snot need them to help her cling to power).

It works out as cost to buy an MP's vote £100m per MP and the party who will buy those votes=Conservatives (but using tax payers money). and all so May can stay in charge a bit longer.


No wonder polls now put Corbyn significantly ahead of May (5 points ahead!)


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Re: Corbyn to be PM within 6 months?

Postby Ruadh495 » 26 Jun 2017, 2:57pm

I wouldn't bet on it, personally. I reckon we've a few more Conservative leaders to work through before the Fixed Term Parliament Act* is set aside somehow (Can the Queen do it? The Lords?) and we have another election. Six months looks like being their average term in office...

*Introduced to allow Cameron to hold on to power if his deal with the Lib Dems fell through.

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Postby reohn2 » 26 Jun 2017, 3:08pm

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Re: Corbyn to be PM within 6 months?

Postby ChrisOntLancs » 26 Jun 2017, 3:38pm

it'd be nice, but i doubt it's going to happen. i've not had a chance to read or watch the news properly yet (well i probably have) but it looks like may's found that magic money tree.

blackbike, you'll like this tweet i saw about his glasto performance

"not surprised corbyns a hit at glastonbury, if you love living in a tent surrounded by £$%£$^ you'll love socialism"

i dont, i'm deeply offended by it, but i'm sharing it for democracy :lol:

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Re: Corbyn to be PM within 6 months?

Postby al_yrpal » 26 Jun 2017, 4:21pm

Ruadh495 wrote:I wouldn't bet on it, personally. I reckon we've a few more Conservative leaders to work through before the Fixed Term Parliament Act* is set aside somehow (Can the Queen do it? The Lords?) and we have another election. Six months looks like being their average term in office...

*Introduced to allow Cameron to hold on to power if his deal with the Lib Dems fell through.


Don't get me wrong my money is not on Corbyn. :D

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Re: Corbyn to be PM within 6 months?

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 26 Jun 2017, 4:31pm

Hi,
reohn2 wrote:Everything comes to he who waits......

The bloke I used to work with who was a union shop steward, said "The Dreaming Has Ended" when labour last came to power.
We all know that was a load of tosh the way that labour left the country in the lurch :twisted:
What all of a sudden makes Corbie a leader, I remember that everyone was saying he's not!
We may both be in care if it ever happens again..............hopefully I will be dust :)
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Re: Corbyn to be PM within 6 months?

Postby PH » 26 Jun 2017, 4:32pm

al_yrpal wrote::D I am off to Betfred!

Al

I've just had a look at the odds, you wouldn't get rich betting against it.
2/1 for a 2018 election, raising to 12/1 for this government lasting out till 2020
Even money on which party wins the next election
3/1 on Corbyn being the next PM - which is the same odds as David Davis who's favorite for the next tory leader.

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Re: Corbyn to be PM within 6 months?

Postby PH » 26 Jun 2017, 4:41pm

I'm going to have to start sitting on the floor when I listen to the radio, I keep falling off my chair.
Yesterday we had Milliband saying he'd got it wrong about Corbyn and should have been more radical, doing a bit of history re writing in the process trying to credit himself for ending the New labour era.
Lunchtime today, I think I heard John Major saying what a bad idea getting into bed with the DUP is. I was half asleep so I may have dreamt it... (I'm not sure anyone's going to take advice on who to get into bed with from him)

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Re: Corbyn to be PM within 6 months?

Postby PH » 26 Jun 2017, 4:43pm

blackbike wrote:Our wonderful Fixed Term Parliament Act makes that almost impossible unless a substantial proportion of Conservative MPs get swept up in the current Corbynmania of the politically callow and ignorant, something I consider unlikely.

Perhaps he should emigrate to Venezuela.

That socialist paradise is having a few problems at the moment - riots, starvation, rampant poverty.

A firebrand like Jeremy could be just what they need to put them back on track - vast increases in public spending should do the trick.

But never say never.

All those Glastonbury socialists and revolutionaries might take to the streets and stage a coup and install their beloved Jeremy as their leader - once they've got back from the Henley Regatta, Wimbledon, Glyndebourne and the other events on their social calendar.


When I read posts like this I know the argument is won.

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Re: Corbyn to be PM within 6 months?

Postby reohn2 » 26 Jun 2017, 4:44pm

NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Hi,
reohn2 wrote:Everything comes to he who waits......

The bloke I used to work with who was a union shop steward, said "The Dreaming Has Ended" when labour last came to power.
We all know that was a load of tosh the way that labour left the country in the lurch :twisted:

I think you mean the bankers.

What all of a sudden makes Corbie a leader, I remember that everyone was saying he's not!

And everyone is who,exactly?
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Re: Corbyn to be PM within 6 months?

Postby 661-Pete » 26 Jun 2017, 5:56pm

fossala wrote:I don't know but I'm heading up to London for the May out protest at the weekend.

Can't help but be reminded of the old adage: "Cast ne'er a clout, till May be out..." But that's a different sort of May (and it ain't the month either...). Nor am I keeping my 'clouts' on in the expectation. Global warming! :evil:
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