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View Hrolf The Ganger's Profile Hrolf The Ganger Flag 11 Jan 22 8.00pm Send a Private Message to Hrolf The Ganger Add Hrolf The Ganger as a friend

Originally posted by Wisbech Eagle

My definition of populism is exactly the same as most. Google define it as "a political approach that strives to appeal to ordinary people who feel that their concerns are disregarded by established elite groups." Which works for me.

If Johnson isn't put out to grass it's the Tories who won't be going anywhere.

So it's a very convenient term since it can be seen to include just about anything.

It's not the Tory's performance that you need to look at, it is Labour. Despite all the government's alleged own goals, Labour are still performing poorly. The Liberals have had their usual mid term success, which will never be repeated in a general election.
Boris still has popularity among voters despite his limitations. The threat to the Tories will be from an emerging sensible Right Wing party if one ever gets its act together and eats into Tory votes.

 

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View BlueJay's Profile BlueJay Flag UK 11 Jan 22 10.46pm Send a Private Message to BlueJay Add BlueJay as a friend

Originally posted by Hrolf The Ganger


This is just the usual desperate Leftists... trying anything to score a point against a government with a massive majority.

Edited by Hrolf The Ganger (11 Jan 2022 6.04pm)

It's perfectly clear that much if not all of what is happening right now is jostling within the party, and a concerted and drawn out effort to get Boris out of the top job. Fascinating to see it play out.

And again, much like your habit of having a ludicrously lurched view on race, politically it pays to break that habit and appreciate that a government making decisions that kept people (regardless of their politics) away from dying loved ones while jollying it up themselves is massively insulting to the British public. The contrast between forcing people to die alone while knocking back Pimms themselves is about as stark as it gets and transcends party politics.

Edited by BlueJay (12 Jan 2022 12.15am)


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I seriously doubt Boris is going anywhere.

I had considered it 50/50, but based on your frequently disconnected takes if this is genuinely your stance, he's certainly in major trouble.

Edited by BlueJay (12 Jan 2022 9.08am)

 

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View Wisbech Eagle's Profile Wisbech Eagle Flag Truro Cornwall 11 Jan 22 11.02pm Send a Private Message to Wisbech Eagle Add Wisbech Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by chris123

Gove does a good job wherever he goes though.

The job he does best is be an unattractive, self-righteous slimeball without an ounce of charisma. Not a good appearance for a potential pm.

 

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View Wisbech Eagle's Profile Wisbech Eagle Flag Truro Cornwall 11 Jan 22 11.21pm Send a Private Message to Wisbech Eagle Add Wisbech Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Hrolf The Ganger

So it's a very convenient term since it can be seen to include just about anything.

It's not the Tory's performance that you need to look at, it is Labour. Despite all the government's alleged own goals, Labour are still performing poorly. The Liberals have had their usual mid term success, which will never be repeated in a general election.
Boris still has popularity among voters despite his limitations. The threat to the Tories will be from an emerging sensible Right Wing party if one ever gets its act together and eats into Tory votes.

Not at all. You ignore the important phrase "that strives to appeal to ordinary people". Populism tries to make the politicians who adopt it popular by giving the people what they want, and not delivering what they need. When we choose representatives we expect them to take decisions on our behalf that are in our best interests. We don't elect them to be delegates who simply do what we want.

Populism is a landscape of false dawns, populated by fake politicians interested in their own survival and not that of the people they serve.

That the opposition remains weak and quite possibly in its death throes is undeniable. I sincerely hope new parties emerge, including one on the right. The sooner the current Tories realise they can be split down the middle the better. I want to see smaller parties, some regionally based, and a series of coalitions, so we avoid any wild swings from left to right but establish a generally accepted consensus, with only minor deviations.

 

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View dreamwaverider's Profile dreamwaverider Flag 11 Jan 22 11.51pm Send a Private Message to dreamwaverider Add dreamwaverider as a friend

Naaahhh. Not a cats chance in hell. What you got to consider is that most of them are piss heads on both sides. There were 30/40 at the party. Who would be sliced? There all a bunch of numtys. No Boris won’t get scratched on this one.

 

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View BlueJay's Profile BlueJay Flag UK 12 Jan 22 12.39am Send a Private Message to BlueJay Add BlueJay as a friend

Originally posted by dreamwaverider

Naaahhh. Not a cats chance in hell. What you got to consider is that most of them are piss heads on both sides. There were 30/40 at the party. Who would be sliced? There all a bunch of numtys. No Boris won’t get scratched on this one.

Currently about even money to go or stay, so I take it you'll be placing the house on it? Free money, right?

 

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View YT's Profile YT Flag Oxford 12 Jan 22 8.52am Send a Private Message to YT Add YT as a friend

Originally posted by Wisbech Eagle

The job he does best is be an unattractive, self-righteous slimeball without an ounce of charisma. Not a good appearance for a potential pm.

Whereas at least Tony Blair had some charisma.

 


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View BlueJay's Profile BlueJay Flag UK 12 Jan 22 9.04am Send a Private Message to BlueJay Add BlueJay as a friend

Originally posted by YT

Whereas at least Tony Blair had some charisma.

Both repulsive in their own way. Whether party or PM it's fast becoming an equivalent is selecting which STD you'd prefer.

 

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View georgenorman's Profile georgenorman Flag 12 Jan 22 9.25am Send a Private Message to georgenorman Add georgenorman as a friend

Originally posted by Wisbech Eagle

The job he does best is be an unattractive, self-righteous slimeball without an ounce of charisma. Not a good appearance for a potential pm.

Is that the one nation tory consensus?

 

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View chris123's Profile chris123 Flag hove actually 12 Jan 22 9.43am Send a Private Message to chris123 Add chris123 as a friend

Originally posted by Wisbech Eagle

The job he does best is be an unattractive, self-righteous slimeball without an ounce of charisma. Not a good appearance for a potential pm.

Traditional Aberdonian characteristics.

 

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View Willo's Profile Willo Online Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 12 Jan 22 9.51am Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Boris Johnson has in the past been described as a "greased albino piglet". He might well be cornered in a cul-de-sac with the butchers whetting their knives.

This is the gravest,most serious crisis he has faced since becoming PM.

Edited by Willo (12 Jan 2022 10.20am)

 

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View silvertop's Profile silvertop Flag bristol 12 Jan 22 10.28am Send a Private Message to silvertop Add silvertop as a friend

Originally posted by Wisbech Eagle

The job he does best is be an unattractive, self-righteous slimeball without an ounce of charisma. Not a good appearance for a potential pm.

Quite. Wholly unelectable, regardless of ability

 

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