The next UK Prime minister

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Re: The next UK Prime minister

Postby Deebank » 29 Mar 2019, 09:30

"She fell on her own sword and missed"

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Fuck me! It really is tragic.
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Re: The next UK Prime minister

Postby The Prof » 12 Jun 2019, 14:36

The Prof wrote:It was looking like a straight fight between Gove and Johnson yesterday. I can't think which is worse.


Still looking that way.

Rory Stewart would be a good Prime Minister but he wouldn't bring about the total collapse of the Conservative Party.
Which would be a shame.

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Re: The next UK Prime minister

Postby Powehi » 12 Jun 2019, 17:01

The Prof wrote:
It was looking like a straight fight between Gove and Johnson yesterday. I can't think which is worse.



How about Corbyn? The man is a dithering fucktard so lacking in credibility his recent poll figures were apparently way lower than the equally useless and freshly defenestrated Theresa May.

The damage Corbyn and his cronies have done - and still are doing - to what is left of the Labour Party is no less toxic than that Cameron, Mogg, Johnson et al have done to the Tories

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Re: The next UK Prime minister

Postby The Prof » 13 Jun 2019, 12:13

Yet Labour are still ahead in the polls.
The press do Corbyn no favours and, it had to be said, a lot of the time Corbyn does Corbyn no favours.

The next PM wll be a Tory, for however long.

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Re: The next UK Prime minister

Postby The Prof » 13 Jun 2019, 13:12

1st round;

Michael Gove: 37

Matt Hancock: 20

Mark Harper: 10

Jeremy Hunt: 43

Sajid Javid: 23

Boris Johnson: 114

Andrea Leadsom: 11

Esther McVey: 9

Dominic Raab: 27

Rory Stewart: 19

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Re: The next UK Prime minister

Postby Lord Rother » 13 Jun 2019, 13:16

No Gove?

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Re: The next UK Prime minister

Postby The Prof » 13 Jun 2019, 13:41

Lord Rother wrote:No Gove?


Ooops sorry - didn't copy+Paste the full thing.

Now corrected.

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Re: The next UK Prime minister

Postby Powehi » 13 Jun 2019, 13:50

The Prof wrote:Yet Labour are still ahead in the polls.
The press do Corbyn no favours and, it had to be said, a lot of the time Corbyn does Corbyn no favours.

The next PM wll be a Tory, for however long.



Depends on which poll you read - or in Copehead's case either make up or are gullible enough to believe. There was a poll in today's Times that indicated that a Tory party lead by either Johnson or Raab (both rabid no dealers) would romp home with worryingly large majorities. Whether they can survive going for a no deal is, as you say, another matter entirely.

While I've been a hardcore Labour voter for over 40 years, I and many others like me have zero intention of voting for a government with Corbyn as its public face - one hesitates to say 'lead' by him.

That's a pretty damning indictment when you consider the shit shower Cameron started when he launched a referendum with no thought of what might happen if the country voted "leave".

On a lighter note, has anyone aside from me noticed how much Rod "Rory" Stewart looks like Alfred E. Neuman?

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Re: The next UK Prime minister

Postby Powehi » 13 Jun 2019, 13:52

The Prof wrote:1st round;

Michael Gove: 37

Matt Hancock: 20

Mark Harper: 10

Jeremy Hunt: 43

Sajid Javid: 23

Boris Johnson: 114

Andrea Leadsom: 11

Esther McVey: 9

Dominic Raab: 27

Rory Stewart: 19

:(


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Re: The next UK Prime minister

Postby The Prof » 13 Jun 2019, 14:00

The poll I was looking at was a Telegraph one on 9th June showing a 4 point Labour lead.

I think we can expect a great big Tory bounce when Boris (or whoever, but probably Boris) is anointed.

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Re: The next UK Prime minister

Postby Powehi » 13 Jun 2019, 17:04

The Prof wrote:The poll I was looking at was a Telegraph one on 9th June showing a 4 point Labour lead.

I think we can expect a great big Tory bounce when Boris (or whoever, but probably Boris) is anointed.


As Harold Wilson famously said "a week is a long time in politics", Prof.

Or in jeremy corbyn's case, the weak are a long time in politics...

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Re: The next UK Prime minister

Postby Minnie the Minx » 13 Jun 2019, 23:23

Rah rah rah
You come at the Queen, you best not miss.

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Re: The next UK Prime minister

Postby The Prof » 14 Jun 2019, 10:41

Good grief :(

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Re: The next UK Prime minister

Postby Powehi » 14 Jun 2019, 11:49

The Prof wrote:Good grief :(

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Yep, that's the one I was talking about a couple of days ago

Would be scary if it werent for the fact that OPs are almost always wrong.

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Re: The next UK Prime minister

Postby Lord Rother » 15 Jun 2019, 10:47

Don’t say that, Copehead will feel compelled to respond info you’re not careful. And we could all do without that.

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Re: The next UK Prime minister

Postby Powehi » 15 Jun 2019, 10:55

Lord Rother wrote:Don’t say that, Copehead will feel compelled to respond info you’re not careful. And we could all do without that.


A recent straw poll of BCBers found that 100% of posters surveyed were with you on that

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Re: The next UK Prime minister

Postby The Prof » 17 Jun 2019, 10:17

The clear winner in yesterday's leadership debate on C4

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Re: The next UK Prime minister

Postby Powehi » 17 Jun 2019, 10:24

Sorry cut my post by mistake

Think I called JC The latest in a long line of increasingly clueless fuckwits
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Re: The next UK Prime minister

Postby Diamond Dog » 17 Jun 2019, 11:21

Interesting that both here and on other social media platforms there seems to be this increasingly shrill/desperate group of people who seem- no matter how absolutely abysmal every Tory candidate is...and they all are, without exception- to insist on telling the world that the main threat to UK democracy/governance is a person who has absolutely no say in the running of Govt, nor is likely to for at least another 2 years or so.

Funny that, isn't it? Yomp is obviously their Guru.
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Re: The next UK Prime minister

Postby Powehi » 17 Jun 2019, 11:58

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Diamond Dog wrote:
...a person who has absolutely no say in the running of Govt, nor is ever likely to for at least another 2 years or so...



And with laudable yet totally unworkable policies like a £10 per hour minimum wage for school leavers, plus swingeing tax increases on parents planning to leave their kids property/money they've already paid tax on, his chances of doing so are decreasing by the day.

Yomp is no guru of mine any more than Copehead is a guru of yours, btw, DD.
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