Should Osborne resign?

in reality, all of this has been a total load of old bollocks

Osborne- time to go

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Should Osborne resign?

Postby Darryl Strawberry » 18 Mar 2017, 12:49

Speaking in his role as a north-west MP, [Andrew] Gwynne said: “The lack of respect he’s shown to his role as member of parliament is a disgrace and it looks like his plans for a ‘northern powerhouse’ will be joining all the other broken Tory manifesto promises.

“With this new four-day post at the London Evening Standard and his one-day a week post at BlackRock – I have no idea how he is able to claim to spend any time representing the north-west, a region that myself and many of my Labour colleagues fight for every day.”

Conservatives have also questioned whether Osborne could represent his constituents effectively while editing a daily paper on top of a string of lucrative jobs. Others accused him of seeking to undermine Theresa May.

One party source said MPs would be contacting their whips to express dismay. The chief whip, Gavin Williamson, is likely to face pressure on Monday to make an example of Osborne.

Ryan Shorthouse, the director of Bright Blue, a Tory thinktank, said he expected Osborne to shortly stand down as an MP. “A free press, which holds power to account, is a fundamental part of a liberal democracy,” he said.

“A sitting MP, especially of the governing party, cannot also be an editor of an influential and national newspaper. It is a significant conflict of interest and unethical. The [former] chancellor has spoken eloquently about the importance and goodness of liberal democracies. So, if he is to be editor of the London Evening Standard, he must – and I suspect will – resign as an MP.”
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Re: Should Osborne resign?

Postby yomptepi » 18 Mar 2017, 13:44

I am sure he is just about to do just that. He has no future in the current government, and there is absolutely no hope of the torys being voted out at the next general election. so he might as well make some money for a few years. By the look of him, I'd say he'd had enough anyway.
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Re: Should Osborne resign?

Postby Deebank » 18 Mar 2017, 15:42

yomptepi wrote:I am sure he is just about to do just that. He has no future in the current government, and there is absolutely no hope of the torys being voted out at the next general election. so he might as well make some money for a few years. By the look of him, I'd say he'd had enough anyway.


You would think that he would resign first then announce his editorship then. It's a fucking disgrace. Fucking old boy network in action. What the fuck does he know about editing a daily paper?

As editor he is legally responsible for the contents of the paper - ads and editorial. Will he be able to ensure content is up to scratch? Does he have any knowledge at all about the processes involved?
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Re: Should Osborne resign?

Postby yomptepi » 18 Mar 2017, 15:49

Deebank wrote:
yomptepi wrote:I am sure he is just about to do just that. He has no future in the current government, and there is absolutely no hope of the torys being voted out at the next general election. so he might as well make some money for a few years. By the look of him, I'd say he'd had enough anyway.


You would think that he would resign first then announce his editorship then. It's a fucking disgrace. Fucking old boy network in action. What the fuck does he know about editing a daily paper?

As editor he is legally responsible for the contents of the paper - ads and editorial. Will he be able to ensure content is up to scratch? Does he have any knowledge at all about the processes involved?


I have to agree. The whole thing is like the twilight zone.
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Re: Should Osborne resign?

Postby Darkness_Fish » 18 Mar 2017, 16:26

Where's the 'he should choke to death eating a bucket of his own faeces' option?
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Re: Should Osborne resign?

Postby Deebank » 18 Mar 2017, 19:29

Darkness_Fish wrote:Where's the 'he should choke to death eating a bucket of his own faeces' option?


That's the problem really.
You get a new shower of cunts in and it's easy to forget how Osbourne and Cameron effectively destroyed the country as we knew it in their entitled hubris.

History may well judge them as the worst regime of all time... while May is just making their disaster worse with her dogmatic incompetence.
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Re: Should Osborne resign?

Postby Darryl Strawberry » 18 Mar 2017, 20:25

Deebank wrote:History may well judge them as the worst regime of all time... while May is just making their disaster worse with her dogmatic incompetence.

Yes. They basically fucked everything up because of a pathetic standoff with the Ukips. And where is Cameron now? What an utter shit. And somehow Osborne is worse.
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Re: Should Osborne resign?

Postby fire and fueryIre » 19 Mar 2017, 01:42

Darkness_Fish wrote:Where's the 'he should choke to death eating a bucket of his own faeces' option?


His hectic six jobs a week schedule still has a window you know.

Does the job you mention carry a salary? If so where can he sign?
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Re: Should Osborne resign?

Postby Corporate whore » 19 Mar 2017, 10:14

Well I voted 'no' - as long as he is paying 45% income tax on all those jobs of course.

Face it - if he's busy doing other things, then he's not attending the house of commons......

If his voters are stupid enough to live with it, then who am I to complain?
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Re: Should Osborne resign?

Postby borofan » 19 Mar 2017, 17:32

If he turns out as good an editor as he was a Chancellor, the Standard will be out of business in a fortnight.
We're usually skipping around the function room in our long-johns by now...

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Re: Should Osborne resign?

Postby Deebank » 19 Mar 2017, 20:38

borofan wrote:If he turns out as good an editor as he was a Chancellor, the Standard will be out of business in a fortnight.


Every cloud...

Makes you wonder if everything Osbourne and Cameron did as the two most powerful politicians in the U.K. was a short term gambit to outmanoeuvre their political opponents, be it Miliban or Farage, and now May.
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Re: Should Osborne resign?

Postby Corporate whore » 20 Mar 2017, 02:27

borofan wrote:If he turns out as good an editor as he was a Chancellor, the Standard will be out of business in a fortnight.


You say that like it's a bad thing.
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Re: Should Osborne resign?

Postby Diamond Dog » 20 Mar 2017, 05:52

It's all a ploy I reckon - in fortnight or so we'll get his resignation speech in the Commons, saying something like "Whilst I believed I was able to do both jobs, I am mindful of my constituents who have expressed their concerns - and, for that reason alone, I shall resign as MP from (date after their next fortnight sojourn at Easter)"...... then it will be him doing every one else a favour, see?
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Re: Should Osborne resign?

Postby PresMuffley » 20 Mar 2017, 09:29

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Re: Should Osborne resign?

Postby Deebank » 20 Mar 2017, 09:42



I don't have a lot of time for Watson - although his unrelenting pursuit of Murdoch & co over phone hacking at a time when everyone else was toeing the News International line pretty much excuses many other faults - but Momentum are living in a fantasy.
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Re: Should Osborne resign?

Postby Toby » 20 Mar 2017, 09:42



There was a fairly substantial investigative journalism piece yesterday about the Hard Left's infiltration of the Labour Party.

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Re: Should Osborne resign?

Postby PresMuffley » 20 Mar 2017, 09:48

What is considered hard left in the UK?
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Re: Should Osborne resign?

Postby Toby » 20 Mar 2017, 10:00

A life of face-palming

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Re: Should Osborne resign?

Postby PresMuffley » 20 Mar 2017, 10:05

After listening to the tape I found nothing sinister. Sounds like people attempting to organize in the hopes of bringing Labour back to what it once was. A bit optimistic and perhaps unrealistic.
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Re: Should Osborne resign?

Postby yomptepi » 20 Mar 2017, 10:09

Momentum preys on the political aspirations of the over educated and under employed. People who think they are they are more important than are , and certainly much cleverer than everyone else. The only reason they have any sway at the moment is because Ed Miliband completely fucked up the electoral system for the leadership. Effectively burying Labour for the next twenty years.
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