Politics Thread 5

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by Vermilion » Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:33 pm

Moggy wrote:[tweet]https://mobile.twitter.com/lbc/status/1138748219826028547[/tweet]

Potentially (she’s got no chance) our next leader. :lol:


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The airport on St Helena is actually functioning correctly now too (which was how the treasury office there was able to send me the 50p coin i requested via air mail).

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by Moggy » Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:55 pm

Vermilion wrote:
Moggy wrote:[tweet]https://mobile.twitter.com/lbc/status/1138748219826028547[/tweet]

Potentially (she’s got no chance) our next leader. :lol:


:fp:

The airport on St Helena is actually functioning correctly now too (which was how the treasury office there was able to send me the 50p coin i requested via air mail).


So it wasn’t foreign aid, wasn’t on a continent and it is working.

No wonder Lorraine Kelly hates her.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 5
by Moggy » Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:07 pm

114 votes for Boris. :fp:

McVey, Leadsom and Harper out.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 5
by Drumstick » Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:12 pm

The only way Boris isn't winning this is if everyone that's voting elsewhere has an 'anyone but Boris' mentality.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 5
by Garth » Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:20 pm

Yeah it looks highly likely it'll be Prime Minister Boris Johnson :fp: :fp: :fp:

What an awful state we're in.

Rory Stewart isn't doing well even at this stage:
Boris Johnson: 114
Jeremy Hunt: 43
Michael Gove: 37
Dominic Raab: 27
Sajid Javid: 23
Matt Hancock: 20
Rory Stewart: 19
Andrea Leadsom: 11
Mark Harper: 10
Esther McVey: 9

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PostRe: Politics Thread 5
by DML » Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:21 pm

Drumstick wrote:The only way Boris isn't winning this is if everyone that's voting elsewhere has an 'anyone but Boris' mentality.


Don't forget it goes to the Conservative Party members, it won't matter ultimately what the MPs think. If it were up to MPs, Boris would already be having his coronation.

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by Harry Ola » Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:33 pm

Unless Boris now sheds some votes, it is impossible for him not to make the top 2. There is obviously no way to split the remaining 200 votes so that 2 other candidates both get over 114.

Think if he makes the top 2 it will be pretty plain sailing with the party members.

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by OrangeRKN » Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:34 pm

I genuinely hate Boris Johnson with a passion, how can anyone think he is in any way fit to be an MP, let alone the Prime Minister. He's selfish, deceptive and demonstrably unprincipled.

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by Harry Ola » Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:34 pm

All that said, I am not convinced he'll be PM. Not clear he can command a majority.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 5
by BID0 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:36 pm

In what strawberry floated up universe is Dominic Raab in 4th

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PostRe: Politics Thread 5
by Blue Eyes » Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:41 pm

Are they actually going to vote for the PM today?

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PostRe: Politics Thread 5
by Rex Kramer » Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:42 pm

No, another ballot to thin the field and then a further set next week to narrow it 2 candidates which then go out to the party members. Unless of course everyone else pulls out.

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by Blue Eyes » Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:44 pm

Rex Kramer wrote:No, another ballot to thin the field and then a further set next week to narrow it 2 candidates which then go out to the party members. Unless of course everyone else pulls out.

strawberry floating wanks.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 5
by Moggy » Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:50 pm

Harry Ola wrote:All that said, I am not convinced he'll be PM. Not clear he can command a majority.


The Tories will get behind him and I don’t see the DUP jumping ship.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 5
by KK » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:00 pm

By the looks of it either Jo Swinson or Ed Davey is going to be the new leader of the Lib Dems.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 5
by captain red dog » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:03 pm

I don't see this going to a party vote. I think by the time we get down to the final two, it will be clear that Boris will win and one challenger will drop out leaving him unopposed.

As much as I dislike Boris, Prime Minister Hunt sounds even worse. :dread:

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PostRe: Politics Thread 5
by Vermilion » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:21 pm

At least McVey's gone, good riddance.

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PostRe: Politics Thread 5
by Photek » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:25 pm

So now we’ll have 2 of the dumbest leaders in modern day History in charge of the UK and USA.

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by Vermilion » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:28 pm

Photek wrote:So now we’ll have 2 of the dumbest leaders in modern day History in charge of the UK and USA.

:fp:


Boris may be a lot of things (many of which aren't very pleasant), but i wouldn't say he was dumb.

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by OrangeRKN » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:53 pm

Boris Johnson is a malicious idiot who thinks himself a deserving mastermind pretending to be a harmless idiot.

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