Tory leader - place your bets

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Re: Tory leader - place your bets

Postby JohnW » 16 Jun 2019, 1:36pm

Stradageek wrote:..................how about a compassionate, socially and environmentally responsible government..............

Nah - it'll be Tory.....................

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Re: Tory leader - place your bets

Postby mercalia » 16 Jun 2019, 2:38pm

So here is what they are all offering. What a load of deadbeats?
They are all living in cloud cuckoo land ?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-48653990

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Re: Tory leader - place your bets

Postby mercalia » 16 Jun 2019, 2:50pm

Spinners wrote:Chuka can stay where ever he feels comfortable (bless him) but he should give his constituents the opportunity to mandate him at a by-election. it's not just Chuka, I expressed this view about the whole batch of 'changers'.

Back to the Tories - I'm still 'none of the above' but would like to see some unity around an 'ABB' candidate.


I am in the neighbouring constituency with Helen Hayes who voted against article 50. A more reliable mp

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Re: Tory leader - place your bets

Postby Mick F » 16 Jun 2019, 7:34pm

What is the definition of "prime minister" in UK?

First bit:
The office is not established by any statute or constitutional document but exists only by long-established convention, which stipulates that the monarch must appoint as Prime Minister the person most likely to command the confidence of the House of Commons.

Second bit:
This individual is typically the leader of the political party or coalition of parties that holds the largest number of seats in that chamber.

Bojo only fits the second bit perhaps?
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Re: Tory leader - place your bets

Postby JohnW » 16 Jun 2019, 8:21pm

Mick F wrote:What is the definition of "prime minister" in UK?...........................................?


I think that Clement Attlee would be defined differently from B***** Thatcher.

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Re: Tory leader - place your bets

Postby Spinners » 16 Jun 2019, 9:03pm

Hard to pick a winner from tonight's C4 debate. Presenter was dreadful.
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Re: Tory leader - place your bets

Postby Bonefishblues » 16 Jun 2019, 9:08pm

I thought Rory won it reasonably comfortably. I was most disappointed with Jeremy Hunt. Agree re Gurumurty (sp?), who was poor, I thought.

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Re: Tory leader - place your bets

Postby Mike Sales » 16 Jun 2019, 9:31pm

Bonefishblues wrote:I thought Rory won it reasonably comfortably. I was most disappointed with Jeremy Hunt. Agree re Gurumurty (sp?), who was poor, I thought.


Stewart does seem the most realistic on Brexit. That probably rules him out in the Tories' current madness.
Politics aside, his ambulatory antics in Afghanistan make him most sympathetic to me, and I would guess to most here.

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Re: Tory leader - place your bets

Postby 661-Pete » 17 Jun 2019, 2:07pm

Bonefishblues wrote:I was most disappointed with Jeremy Hunt.
I haven't had a good word for Jeremy [H]unt since he was Spoonerised.... :lol:
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Re: Tory leader - place your bets

Postby PDQ Mobile » 17 Jun 2019, 2:21pm

661-Pete wrote:
Bonefishblues wrote:I was most disappointed with Jeremy Hunt.
I haven't had a good word for Jeremy [H]unt since he was Spoonerised.... :lol:

Is a Spoonerism not something slightly different?

Eg. "Sir, you will leave Oxford by the next town drain".

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Re: Tory leader - place your bets

Postby Mike Sales » 17 Jun 2019, 2:25pm

PDQ Mobile wrote:Is a Spoonerism not something slightly different?

Eg. "Sir, you will leave Oxford by the next town drain".


"You have tasted two whole worms, you will leave...!"

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Re: Tory leader - place your bets

Postby 661-Pete » 17 Jun 2019, 2:46pm

I think most folks will remember what I was referring to - but in case not:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YS5mVoqJpUk
WARNING: not work-safe and not family-friendly!
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Re: Tory leader - place your bets

Postby Tangled Metal » 17 Jun 2019, 3:04pm

Way back in this thread people moan about 0.25% of population choosing pm. They're choosing the leader of the Tory party but because of our systems that usually means they'll become pm. I personally think moaning about unelected pm after a mid term leadership change is a bit pathetic. It's the system we have. Many countries have similar.

Suck it up snowflakes. You're getting a useless tosser as pm. Does it really matter which tosser it is? :D

Even if they don't make government (minority government possible theoretically) you'll end up with a red, pathetic tosser instead.

We're a nation devoid of political talent capable of steering the country to favourable waters. Name one prominent mp capable of strong, political leadership. Who can bring a majority to bear on their legislative priorities?

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Re: Tory leader - place your bets

Postby Mick F » 17 Jun 2019, 3:25pm

Yep.
That's the system we have.
Like I said above.
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