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The Conservative Party: Where do we go from here?

Discussion in 'Speaker's Corner' started by Gigabit, Jun 10, 2017.

  1. DarkHorizon472

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    It is suggested ran off to avoid any fall out from the mess she and others in the government created.
     
  2. robgmun

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    come on Mrs. May, we thought you would be reasonable and leave gracefully. If we knew you were going to cling on to the bannisters like that and were only here for the free skimmed milk we would have done this months ago

    [​IMG]
     
  3. VincentHanna

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    Quitting the night before an election is a slap in the face for your MEP candidates.
     
  4. JRS

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    Meh, if we follow the Brexiteer Logic Du Jour™ then surely we should be saying that of course May must stay in the job. After all, we had an election - the will of the people was for a weakened Tory government propped up by the DUP. Anything else would be

    wouldn't it ;)
     
  5. robfosters

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    You really do enjoy baselessly accusing every Tom, Dick and Harry of racism don’t you? You did it to me in the brexit party thread for quite simply the most ridiculous reason, and I’m amazed a mod never pulled you up on it.

    In Jedi’s world, everyone over the age of 60 who votes tory is a screaming racist.
     
  6. DarkHorizon472

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    To be fair the vast majority of conservatives members are 60+ and in favour of a no deal brexit. The point about them solely having the final decision on the next UK PM is correct.
     
  7. robfosters

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    Doesn’t give him the right to accuse them of all being racists.
     
  8. D.P.

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    Well there is likely far more than 80K pensions voting conservative, so 80K might be a realistic sub-set who are racist, who knows.
     
  9. robfosters

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    He doesn’t, so he shouldn’t be accusing when he doesn’t know.
     
  10. Mercenary Keyboard Warrior

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    as an ex party member hes more right than he is wrong ;)
     
  11. JeditOjanen

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    Please don't quote Tom Watson, I read this forum on my lunch break.
     
  12. JeditOjanen

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    We were talking about the Conservative Party leadership elections. Only party members get to vote.
     
  13. VincentHanna

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    Eh? I didn't even realise he had said that.
     
  14. Freakbro

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    What a sad state of affairs this country is in when Boris is going to be looked at as the moderate pair of hands of the front running candidates by the rest of the Conservative MPs. If Raab is the other main choice we are likely to end up with Boris as PM

    This country has just descended into even more of a farce than it already is.
     
  15. Azza

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    I thought it was bad enough when May become PM but you look at the list of hopefuls and it's truly depressing. Maybe she'll do her customary u-turn flip flop and stay on until she's no conf'd by the party.
     
  16. Uther

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    Another resignation this morning. Brady is meeting with May now, and a statement is imminent. She's done.
     
  17. singularity

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    well it would be, are blaming brexiteers for May possibly resigning.

    Are they to blame for everything you don't like the look of?
     
  18. robfosters

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    The age of Boris will soon be underway.

    It was written in the stars.
     
  19. Uther

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    Yes, just when people think this disaster couldn't possibly get any worse!
     
  20. JRS

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    I very much like the look of May resigning, in isolation. If such an event was the fault of Brexiteers then I would cheer it as the one good thing that they managed! :p

    But it won't be Brexiteers per se that have done May in. May did May in. Her abject failure at even attempting to build consensus doomed her Brexit plan from the start. So now, in return for her plan being doomed, she's dooming us to Boris bloody Johnson as PM. Thanks love! :rolleyes: