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The Tory leadership race- that’s quite a bestiary there.

Discussion in 'off topic' started by TheDecameron, May 28, 2019.

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  1. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

  2. Nero

    Nero Call me 'Goose'

    Snarf. I see what you did there
  3. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    Never heard of Malthouse.
  4. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    He was the double agent hero of ‘The Malthouse Compromise’, a novel by Robert Ludlum. Often quoted as a major influence by Jacob Rees-Mogg, who writes spy novels under the pseudonym Lee Child.
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  5. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    isn't that a bedtime drink? just stir in hot milk
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  6. Romulus

    Romulus pfm Member

    Seriously I think the Tory party is about to implode. First its Brexit with a deal, now its Brexit without a deal and Boris Johnson may be in contention for prime minister. Nearly all my life I voted for them,now I am disgusted. They need someone with power to clear up the mess in the Tory party, to get rid of the dead wood, restore some credible order, use any experience from the past and be bold where needed. The Labour party is like a sailing ship in the dead sea where the wind has stopped, and the Brexit Party has been formed because of the utter frustration of non action yet created by misrepresentations of the 2016. The trouble with this country is that there is a little too much democracy for its own good hence the Brexit fiasco....
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  7. Colin L

    Colin L High-tech low-life

    I think you should re-read your post and try again.
  8. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    Another no mark throws his hat in the ring.

    James Cleverly anyone?
  9. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    There’s a trade descriptions claim to be made with that branding.
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  10. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    I watched a few seconds of The Saj do his pitch. He was sounding suitably presidential, all teeth and shoulders whereas Raab was trying the subterfuge of ‘fightin the burnin injustices’ and cutting taxes for the paups. Fairness I think he called it though I’m pretty sure his concept of fairness is every galley slave has to pull on the oars with equal effort or they go overboard.
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  11. richardg

    richardg Admonishtrator

    Looking in vain for a reason why anyone would apply for this job. It's a poisoned chalice with a big turd floating on the poison.
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  12. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    Have a heart, they’re all working hard to deliver Brexit.
  13. HydeLea

    HydeLea pfm Member

    Boris will win the race to be leader

    He will try to somehow put 'No Deal' back in play

    Labour will call for a vote of no confidence in the Gov't

    Remainer Tory's will vote against the Gov't bringing it down

    General election

    Bets anyone ?
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  14. h.g.

    h.g. pfm Member

    Is it an opportunity for a Corbyn? For example, if someone like Clark could be pushed into standing as the only representative of the centre-right he may well get the nod from the MPs and so long as he was not standing against Johnson his cuddly TV presence may lead him to getting the nod from the little old ladies in the home counties. His age would mean he couldn't last long but if he set his sights on making the best of a bad job with brexit, starting to shift the conservatives towards a more responsible governing party and then stepping down before the next election his time as PM could be positive for both the conservative party and the country (relative to the alternatives). It's not likely but then Corbyn wasn't likely just that the timing fell right for him.
  15. richardg

    richardg Admonishtrator

    I see the only other option is to just stop talking to Barnier, leaving it all in limbo.
  16. MVV

    MVV pfm Member

    That's what I'm hoping for.
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  17. richardg

    richardg Admonishtrator

    Surely he cannot be so stupid to think he can do this....
  18. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    One prominent Tory MP was asked this question on R4 yesterday- given the choice, would you bring down your party or bring down the country? He said he would not vote against his own government, so it was party first, country second. Business as usual.
  19. MikeMA

    MikeMA pfm Member

    I still wonder about Johnson. I posted this on another thread, but got no reaction........

  20. richardg

    richardg Admonishtrator

    Right. This is quite believable. Actually it is possibly the only move if you want to stay as PM.
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