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Lady Rose wrote:
Hardyboy wrote:

I just heard portions of Ms. May's speech on TV--when she started waxing patriotic, I was afraid she'd promise to "make Britain great again!"

That's up there with 'reclaiming our country' during the EU ref  ajb007/crap

She hasn't been there for 24 hours yet and has been totally ruthless with her Cabinet ....

Why don't you take inspiration from her Lady Rose, and go rearrange your knicker drawer...   ajb007/biggrin

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Napoleon Plural wrote:

Why don't you take inspiration from her Lady Rose, and go rearrange your knicker drawer...   ajb007/biggrin

I think you'll find my drawers are in perfect order  ajb007/biggrin

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Go bojo, go bojo, go bojo

https://s32.postimg.cc/z3hcoprtt/DSC_0001.jpg

It was either that.....or the priesthood

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Chriscoop wrote:

Go bojo, go bojo, go bojo

https://s32.postimg.cc/z3hcoprtt/DSC_0001.jpg

Has anyone added him to the 'next Bond after Craig' thread?

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He'd make a great M  ajb007/biggrin

It was either that.....or the priesthood

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Chriscoop wrote:

He'd make a great M  ajb007/biggrin

Or even Minister of Defence... ajb007/biggrin

Boris has certainly got the acting chops:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=804wYBdKzzI

ajb007/biggrin

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So, I've updated the thread title so we can use this earlier thread (originally on the 2016 Tory leadership contest) to discuss the fight for the Tory leadership and the UK Premiership in July 2019. The race began in earnest yesterday (10 June 2019).

So, to start things off, who would you like to see as the new Conservative leader and UK prime minister and why? Who do you expect to be in the final two that go before the Conservative Party membership?

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https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics … an-Prigent
Jo Brand the comedian has sparked outrage  over her comments
On throwing milkshakes   " why bother with milkshakes,  when you
Can get battery acid "
So, so much for all the haters being on the Brexit side.

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The Tories have curious way to elect leaders, it reminds me of "So you think you can dance"  ajb007/biggrin



…….. and then I started thinking about Theresa May and dancing  ajb007/lol

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Number24 wrote:

The Tories have curious way to elect leaders, it reminds me of "So you think you can dance"  ajb007/biggrin



…….. and then I started thinking about Theresa May and dancing  ajb007/lol

Well at least it's done more democratically now than it was in the days of "the Magic Circle" when the leader emerged after consultations between leading Tory grandees. That process ended after Lord Home was chosen as leader (and the new prime minister) in October 1963.

Home created the new system for electing a new Tory leader under what is still called the Douglas-Home Rules. There have been some amendments to this since then, but it's largely the same system first tried out with the Tory leadership contest in July 1965 where Edward Heath was elected Tory leader.

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I knew party leaders back in the day "emerged", but the rest was new to me. You live and learn  ajb007/smile

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Number24 wrote:

I knew party leaders back in the day "emerged", but the rest was new to me. You live and learn  ajb007/smile

Well, Sir Alec Douglas-Home is my favourite British prime minister so I do know a bit about him and that period. I just wish he'd been PM for a bit longer, but the choice of the electors did not work out that way, although he vastly reduced the majority of the victorious Labour Party to just four seats. That was no mean feat, considering that he ultimately had less than a year until the next general election was due.

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I wonder if Boris Johnson does win the leadership and the premiership with it if he'll finally be able to afford a comb? Come to think of it, maybe that's what that argument with his girlfriend last week was about?!  ajb007/biggrin

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I am always amazed, how easily die in the wool conservative voters are willing to throw over board conservative ideals, the disgust for a total lack of moral compass in all walks of life - particularly for telling lies - when a candidate of their liking is on the way to the top.

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How did the incident at his house impact Boris Johnson's support to be the next PM?

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No !  ajb007/lol   Boris WILL be the next PM, it's a done deal  ajb007/wink

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It won't be boring …..  ajb007/lol

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Number24 wrote:

How did the incident at his house impact Boris Johnson's support to be the next PM?

It will be shown in time that it won't have made the least bit of difference to the final decision. It'll be about as relevant as Theresa May's dancing was to the EU negotiations.

Thunderpussy wrote:

No !  ajb007/lol   Boris WILL be the next PM, it's a done deal  ajb007/wink

Of course he will. A barrister friend of mine on Facebook who is a Conservative Party member posted recently that he hadn't spoken to one other party member who was going to vote for Jeremy Hunt. I think that tells you all you need to know about who the likely winner will be. I can understand why this is as sadly Hunt (another Remain voter who claims to have changed sides) is just more of the same as we have had with Theresa May over these last three years. Understandably, people want to take a gamble on Boris being able to do what he says he will do and take the UK out of the EU by 31st October 2019.

Boris is also a popular candidate in the country at large, though not perhaps in all sections of his party (shades of Churchill there) and is the candidate more likely to win a majority at a future general election and see off the dual threats of Jeremy Corbyn as PM and Nigel Farage's Brexit Party. The alternative is surely a wipe-out at the ballot boxes for the Tories and no responsible party member will vote for that. Remember that turkeys don't vote for Christmas!

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As for the argument at his home. What couple  haven't  had
A major  row or two. Just look at Higgins and Asp9mm   ajb007/tongue

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But our supporting newspapers don‘t post staged harmony pics from years ago to mislead and distract.


https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/06/24/21/15196568-0-Others_posted_a_version_of_the_pictures_that_had_been_crudely_ed-a-55_1561406806918.jpg

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Higgins wrote:

But our supporting newspapers don‘t post harmony Ikea pics from years ago to distract.

I don't think it's true that the media gave him a blank sheet on that. There was plenty of doubt aired in the press about the time of the picture. I also doubt it was from years ago as I don't think they've been together that long?

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I was trying to draw the line, that the pic in question has certainly not been done last week.

And only in a conservative world, the pic was anything than misleading and distracting.
But it was a brilliant move from whoever did it and another evidence how much the Murdoch press is interested in facts

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Silhouette Man wrote:

Boris is also a popular candidate in the country at large....

ajb007/amazed Not sure where you get that idea from?

The guy is a walking disaster...he’s a bumbling idiot AT BEST!

I know the UK is famed for its sense of humour...but putting Boris in charge...???...the lunatics really will have taken over the asylum...time to see if I qualify for another country...

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Boris is very entertaining and funny and he's been a Brexiteer for a long time. As far as I can see that's his qualifications.
Now both the UK and the US will have a leader with a "relaxed" attitude to truth and facts, even though Boris is a a milder version.

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define Brexiteer "for a long time".

A bit more than 3 years ago, he could not be bothered to position himself pro-Brexit.

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