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    Quote Originally Posted by malmomike77 View Post
    Its speakers corner you moron, keep your Germanic racist views to the Lounge.
    Racist? Germanic? Seriously, stay off the booze you utter fuckwit.

    So, explain how Speakers and the Lounge differ in content in this context . . .


    Seriously, stay off the booze you utter fuckwit.

    He might become your next PM and just got out of a scandal - THAT'S the point you utter fuckwit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    utter fuckwit.
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    utter fuckwit.
    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    utter fuckwit.
    You need to sort your anger management issues. You could start my reinvigorating your flower thread and find your inner peace or just fuk off and find someone else to bother.

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    Update from the beeb.

    Today's Sunday morning was far from easy for those vying for the top job in No 10, with many Tory leadership contenders up and about early outlining why they should be the next prime minister.


    If you're just joining us, here's a summary of the main developments so far:


    Nine candidates have now announced their bids to succeed Boris Johnson: Penny Mordaunt, Sajid Javid, Jeremy Hunt, Grant Shapps, Nadhim Zahawi, Kemi Badenoch, Suella Braverman, Tom Tugendhat, and Rishi Sunak.


    Taxation is already a key dividing line in the race, with potential leaders setting out how they intend to tackle high inflation, cost of living surges and stagnant growth


    Four of the five candidates to enter the race in the last 24 hours, Javid, Hunt, Zahawi and Shapps (Mordaunt being the most recent),have all indicated their intentions to cut taxes


    But Sunak, the bookies' favourite, believes such tax reductions will have to wait


    Foreign Secretary Liz Truss is expected to launch her campaign in the next 24 hours, with Priti Patel also a possible addition to the lists of candidates


    The 1922 Committee, which sets rules for the Conservative Party in Parliament, will set out the exact timetable after a meeting tomorrow afternoon

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    Boris's approval rating has been below 30% since Nov of last year. Frankly it's a wonder he has lasted as long as he has. Biden is not doing much better but unlike the UK parlimentary system Biden can't be given the boot until the next Presidential election.

    Pro Boris folks will just have to accept the fact Boris is done. Just the way democracies work.

    Whoever wins the contest to replace him will be hard pressed to quickly turn around inflation so expect they too will face low approval as has Boris.
    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Pro Boris folks will just have to accept the fact Boris is done. Just the way democracies work.

    Whoever wins the contest to replace him will be hard pressed to quickly turn around inflation so expect they too will face low approval as has Boris.
    Indeed, the UK system is not perfect but its seen justice of a sort served for someone who has no one to blame but himself, the only failing is it took so long and the damage he did to the party and UK along the way.

    The prevailing economic climate is a challenge for all countries. The problem i see time and again is that too much is promised and too much is attempted by party after party and not delivered. Priorities are needed, short/medium and long term and addressed in that order. A return to sensible management of the country, one that focusses on security meaning energy, food and health as well as the continued support to global security is required.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    The future British PM . . .

    I called a friend in Ireland a few years ago and was surprised to hear the political leader of the country was a young, gay, Indian in his 30's with a husband.


    Times change quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmond View Post
    I called a friend in Ireland
    yeah of course you did, has this friend been to see you, no of course they didn't.

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    She has on a few occasions. She Salman Rushdie'd here for 2 weeks last time I had a unit tenant free. Nice gal. Good root.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malmomike77 View Post
    fuk off and find someone else to bother.
    Stop being a fuckwit - no worries


    Quote Originally Posted by malmomike77 View Post
    yeah of course you did, has this friend been to see you, no of course they didn't.
    Still whining and whining - give it a rest, fuckwit, and get back on topic.



    Quote Originally Posted by malmomike77 View Post
    Nine candidates have now announced their bids to succeed Boris Johnson: Penny Mordaunt, Sajid Javid, Jeremy Hunt, Grant Shapps, Nadhim Zahawi, Kemi Badenoch, Suella Braverman, Tom Tugendhat, and Rishi Sunak.
    What are the odds on who now?

    Which front-runner has had the fewest scandals in the last two years?

    Will she/he be as useless as your mate BoJo in dealing with signed and sealed agreements?

    What's the timeline of Britannia sinking now?

    Are you going to post sober at any time in the next week?


    All questions you need to answer.

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    ^ Loon


    The schedule has been announced.

    Conservative leadership timetable


    Tuesday 12 July - nominations to get on the ballot open, closing at 18.00 BST


    Wednesday 13 July - first round of voting among Tory MPs


    Thursday 14 July - likely date for second round of voting


    Monday 18 July - likely date for third round of voting, if required


    Thursday 21 July - deadline for deciding final two candidates


    Monday 5 September - winner announced

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    Quote Originally Posted by malmomike77 View Post
    for as long as there is a Great Britain
    The way things could go might end up with something not as great as Britian once was. What then? Reckon the best job in the world will be the Prime Minister of England.

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    ^ it is my hope that Scotland and NI get the independence they deserve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malmomike77 View Post
    ^ it is my hope that Scotland and NI get the independence they deserve.
    Back to 1707. Amazing to watch as the world changes.

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    ^ except they'll be part of the EU but good luck to them. It'll open up some interesting border and trade issues on the British mainland that's for sure.

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    Busy old week its shaping up to be.....


    Labour to table no confidence motion

    Labour will table a no confidence motion in Boris Johnson's government later today, seeking to hold the vote on Wednesday, party sources say.

    What is a no confidence vote?

    It's a vote in which MPs from all parties decide whether they want the government to continue. It has the power to trigger a general election and could see a new prime minister appointed.

    While any MP can propose a no confidence motion, there's no guarantee their request will be granted.

    However, if the leader of the opposition - currently Labour leader Keir Starmer - introduces the motion, convention means the government will provide time for a debate.

    The wording of a no-confidence motion is: "That this House has no confidence in Her Majesty's Government."

    It needs a simple majority to pass - so it only requires one more MP to vote in favour of it, than the number voting against.

    If the government wins the no confidence motion, it carries on as before.

    At present, the government has a big majority in the House of Commons so it would require a lot of Conservative MPs to vote against their own government for the motion to be successful.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-46890481

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    Quote Originally Posted by malmomike77 View Post
    ^ it is my hope that Scotland and NI get the independence they deserve.
    Doubt it will happen, too many issues would remain a tad too difficult to solve.

    Acceptance into Eurozone
    Border unmanageable
    Currency to use
    Mrs Kranky turning Scotland into a communist state etc etc

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    Down to 8

    Sir Graham Brady, chairman of the Conservative Party's 1922 Committee, which organises leadership contests, announces the names of the eight Conservative leadership contenders.


    They are Kemi Badenoch, Suella Braverman, Jeremy Hunt, Penny Mordaunt, Rishi Sunak, Liz Truss, Tom Tugendhat and Nadhim Zahawi.


    Each has the backing of at least 20 fellow MPs.


    Former Health Secretary Sajid Javid and Rehman Chishti MP withdrew from the contest just minutes before the deadline.


    The first ballot and its result happen on Wednesday.

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    This is Penny ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by malmomike77 View Post
    Down to 8

    Sir Graham Brady, chairman of the Conservative Party's 1922 Committee, which organises leadership contests, announces the names of the eight Conservative leadership contenders.


    They are Kemi Badenoch, Suella Braverman, Jeremy Hunt, Penny Mordaunt, Rishi Sunak, Liz Truss, Tom Tugendhat and Nadhim Zahawi.


    Each has the backing of at least 20 fellow MPs.


    Former Health Secretary Sajid Javid and Rehman Chishti MP withdrew from the contest just minutes before the deadline.


    The first ballot and its result happen on Wednesday.
    Tom the Tug is a stalking horse? Who knew?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Damn, but you got that right.
    By shortening it you missed the context. A bit like if your name was Cyrille Isa.
    Most people would just shorten it to Cnut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Reckon the best job in the world will be the Prime Minister of England.
    The way it's going, why not.



    Quote Originally Posted by malmomike77 View Post
    ^ it is my hope that Scotland and NI get the independence they deserve.
    You morons would be so fucked. You produce nothing, import everything - including oil and gas, food etc...



    Quote Originally Posted by Iceman123 View Post
    Doubt it will happen, too many issues would remain a tad too difficult to solve.

    Acceptance into Eurozone
    Border unmanageable
    Currency to use
    Mrs Kranky turning Scotland into a communist state etc etc
    I disagree, Iceman . . .
    * Eurozone applications would be tendered, I doubt many would object too strongly.
    * Borders are all over Europe - easily manageable to keep the soap-dodgers out.
    * Currency is up to them - no-one to stop Scotland from using the Scottish pound pound
    * Kransky - communist state? Hardly.

    Wales?


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    Its put up or shut up Labour.....


    UK government to table no-confidence motion in itself

    The government is to table a confidence motion in itself after rejecting a version by Labour that directly criticised Boris Johnson.

    The unexpected move will force Conservative MPs to back the government but will make the vote more straightforward as it will not constitute an endorsement of the prime minister.

    “Labour were given the option to table a straightforward vote of no confidence in the government in keeping with convention. However, they chose not to,” a government spokesperson said.

    “To remedy this we are tabling a motion which gives the house the opportunity to decide if it has confidence in the government. The government will always allow time for appropriate house matters whilst ensuring that it delivers parliamentary business to help improve people’s everyday lives.”

    The prime minister’s press secretary later added that Johnson planned to open the debate ahead of the vote on Monday. She insisted Labour’s own motion including the Commons not having confidence in the prime minister was “not good use of parliamentary time”.

    A Labour source said the decision was “madness” and one they expected would backfire. “Not sure Tory leadership candidates or marginal MPs will welcome this,” they said.

    Labour reacted with fury on Tuesday night when Downing Street refused to allow parliamentary time for the motion it had tabled. Longstanding convention is that if the leader of the official opposition tables a motion of no confidence, the government makes time for it to be debated and voted on.

    Tory whips said Labour’s motion fell outside the scope of the convention by identifying Johnson. However, Labour said the motion had been ruled in order by the House of Commons clerks. It pointed to the 1965 confidence motion, which mentioned the prime minister.

    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/jul/13/uk-government-to-table-no-confidence-motion-in-itself

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    Then there was six, no surprises so far, Tugendhat and Braverman will have to decide who to throw their weight behind.

    Jeremy Hunt and Nadhim Zahawi knocked out of Tory leadership race

    The Conservative leadership hopefuls Jeremy Hunt and Nadhim Zahawi have been forced out of the race to replace Boris Johnson, after the result of the first round of knockout votes was announced.

    The remaining six candidates will face a further ballot on Thursday, with more expected to follow as early as next Monday.

    Under the rules for the contest – set by the 1922 Committee of backbenchers – MPs needed 20 supporters to be officially included in the election, and more than 30 to progress to the second round.

    Zahawi, who was made chancellor last week as Johnson tried to shore up his dying government, gained only 25 votes, while Hunt, the former foreign secretary who lost out in the final stage of the 2019 leadership election, got 18.

    Rishi Sunak, the former chancellor, remained the frontrunner with 88 votes, while Penny Mordaunt, a trade minster, took second place with 67.

    Liz Truss, the foreign secretary, got 50 votes, while Kemi Badenoch, who quit as a minister last week, got 40. Two candidates just made it over the line – Tom Tugendhat, chair of the foreign affairs committee, with 37 backers and Suella Braverman, the attorney general who was the first person to declare her intention to run last week, who scored 32.

    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/jul/13/j

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