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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 06 Jun 22 5.26pm Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by silvertop

Kind of chicken and egg. no?

Boris can get things done as he has a massive majority fed by Brexit fatigue.

She could get nothing done as she inherited a hung parliament and a divided country.

Very different apples.

Not really.

Boris did the right thing kicking the Remain Tory MPs out of the party after they lied to the electorate that was his moment of real courage since then he has backed down and fudged like May.

Mrs May tried to keep the party and country together and satisfied no one with her fudges.

Edited by Badger11 (06 Jun 2022 5.27pm)

 


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View Stirlingsays's Profile Stirlingsays Flag 06 Jun 22 5.40pm Send a Private Message to Stirlingsays Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add Stirlingsays as a friend

Originally posted by silvertop

Principles not policies which we can argue another time. She went to a divided electorate who had not voted for her and they said "hmm".

BJ would not have done that in a million years. He would have weighed the personal risk to him against the long established principle of not proceeding without a mandate. Thus, after he unseated her, he held out till the general election when he knew he had the numbers.

For that alone I respect her; but have little positive thought for him.

You may admire the realpolitik of what he did. I do not.

I only respect realpolitik in terms of its effectiveness and reality.

I don't value May's political opinions but she was less of a liar than Johnson.

 


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The only question the Conservative MPs should be asking themselves is, is the average Tory voter more willing to vote Tory with BJ or someone else, its clear cut.

 


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View silvertop's Profile silvertop Flag Portishead 06 Jun 22 5.56pm Send a Private Message to silvertop Add silvertop as a friend

Originally posted by Badger11

Not really.

Boris did the right thing kicking the Remain Tory MPs out of the party after they lied to the electorate that was his moment of real courage since then he has backed down and fudged like May.

Mrs May tried to keep the party and country together and satisfied no one with her fudges.

Edited by Badger11 (06 Jun 2022 5.27pm)

Disagree.

Also, somewhat rich given the Brexit campaign, but we will leave that to the extremely long thread on that well trod issue.

 

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View Rudi Hedman's Profile Rudi Hedman Flag Caterham 06 Jun 22 7.58pm Send a Private Message to Rudi Hedman Add Rudi Hedman as a friend

 


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View croydon proud's Profile croydon proud Flag Any european country i fancy! 06 Jun 22 7.59pm Send a Private Message to croydon proud Add croydon proud as a friend

The starting gun has been fired, the damage is done, bungle will probably limp on, a wounded animal, and with the looming economic crisis , he probably should be at the helm of sinking ship brittania! Even if a decent CONservative took over, they would hardly deserve the challange , let alone an opposition government, let him limp on, the public boo at every opportunity, the party split, let him own the brexit fiasco, hungry people won"t be laughing at his peppa, peppa pig act, the winter will see people freeze to death, let him take the flak!

 

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View steeleye20's Profile steeleye20 Flag Croydon 06 Jun 22 9.33pm Send a Private Message to steeleye20 Add steeleye20 as a friend

So 148 against that's much more than was anticipated, I thought it would struggle to get past 100.

The 211 for will include MPs on the Johnson 'payroll'.

And these are his tory colleagues not voters floating or otherwise.

What do the public think? The C4 polling 'expert' said that the word associated with Johnson by their interviewing was 'liar' and that 97% of them just did not believe him.

 

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View Wisbech Eagle's Profile Wisbech Eagle Flag Truro Cornwall 06 Jun 22 9.33pm Send a Private Message to Wisbech Eagle Add Wisbech Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by The Dolphin

I assume Wisbech that you want Jeremy Hunt to stand because he is even more useless that Teresa May!
If I were Boris I would get my win tonight and go straight into a general election - see whether the Country want Starmer or not - they woouldn't, albeit it will be closer than last time versus JC.
Even funnier if Starmer got his fine part way through the process and had to resign mid-election!

Neither Mrs May nor Jeremy Hunt are useless. Both are principled politicians who put country before either personal ambition or party. Which is quite unlike Johnson and the ragtag bunch of opportunists who try to defend him. Johnson is an embarrassment, both here in the UK and especially abroad.

I want the country to be led by someone with integrity who demonstrates an unswerving commitment to uphold the law. Never forget, Johnson was over-ruled by the Supreme Court even before he won in 2019. No-one currently in government could do that. They are all tainted and some will need to be sent to the back benches. Someone like Hunt, who was sacked by Johnson, has to be the prime candidate. I was tipping him months ago, well before "Partygate" surfaced.

 

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View Matov's Profile Matov Flag 06 Jun 22 9.35pm Send a Private Message to Matov Add Matov as a friend

That was much closer than I thought it would be by this evening. It's weird how just a few hours can change how you think things will pan out and then are proved utterly wrong. If somebody had told me that result at 10.00am this morning, I would have believed it more than possible but come 8.00pm, I would have been saying less than 70.


Only takes 40 of those MP's to decide to not vote for him in Parliament and it's effectively over. He is on a knife-edge now.

 


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View Wisbech Eagle's Profile Wisbech Eagle Flag Truro Cornwall 06 Jun 22 9.44pm Send a Private Message to Wisbech Eagle Add Wisbech Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Wilesy01


I certainly hope the deal gets re-negotiated and that we can opt back into the single market.

Don't care if it's Hunt or Starmer, what's clear is a hard Brexit is financially crippling the UK and putting the Union in jeopardy.

If it annoys a few zealots so be it.

I take great heart from the way the Brexiteers here are responding to the prospect of a Tory Party led by Hunt. Things are looking better.

 

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Originally posted by Badger11

Not really.

Boris did the right thing kicking the Remain Tory MPs out of the party after they lied to the electorate that was his moment of real courage since then he has backed down and fudged like May.

Mrs May tried to keep the party and country together and satisfied no one with her fudges.

Edited by Badger11 (06 Jun 2022 5.27pm)

Of the many stupid things he has done, this was probably the most stupid. Those MPs were acting in the way MPs are supposed to act. They were using their judgement to decide what was in the country's best interest, risking their political future in the process. In short, they were behaving with the integrity so bereft of Johnson. It was then that his total lack of decency and fitness for office was laid bare. Instead of trying to find ways to heal divisions, he widened them and laid down the path that led to today.

 

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View Eaglecoops's Profile Eaglecoops Flag CR3 06 Jun 22 9.54pm Send a Private Message to Eaglecoops Add Eaglecoops as a friend

Originally posted by Wilesy01


I certainly hope the deal gets re-negotiated and that we can opt back into the single market.

Don't care if it's Hunt or Starmer, what's clear is a hard Brexit is financially crippling the UK and putting the Union in jeopardy.

If it annoys a few zealots so be it.

It wasn’t the single market that caused all the issues, it was the constant erosion of other rights that were nothing to do with the original ideals.

 

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