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« Reply #11775 on: Thursday, January 13, 2022, 15:14:19 »

Is that the new Richard Osman novel?
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« Reply #11776 on: Thursday, January 13, 2022, 21:50:43 »

Telegraph now reporting Number 10 held TWO parties the night before Prince Phils funeral
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« Reply #11777 on: Thursday, January 13, 2022, 21:57:34 »

Number 10 is starting to sound like the fucking Hacienda, which is quite a surprise.
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« Reply #11778 on: Friday, January 14, 2022, 05:58:11 »

Like this tweet regarding the ‘booze in a suitcase’.

“I'm very proud that thanks to Brexit and the end of metric tyranny we are finally able to serve wine by the suitcase once again.”
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« Reply #11779 on: Friday, January 14, 2022, 09:00:20 »

Telegraph now reporting Number 10 held TWO parties the night before Prince Phils funeral

If they are reporting stuff now surely that's a sign that Boris is for the chop.
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« Reply #11780 on: Friday, January 14, 2022, 09:08:04 »

The startling thing for me is the number of Tory MPs sitting on their hands & waiting for someone else to do what's necessary.  That they haven't sent in enough letters to force a leadership contest is telling.  Drawing this sorry saga out is causing massive damage to their party.  Genuinely surprises to see such indecision.
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« Reply #11781 on: Friday, January 14, 2022, 09:12:13 »

To be fair he’s got some moves

https://twitter.com/countbinface/status/1481673645567184900?s=21
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« Reply #11782 on: Friday, January 14, 2022, 09:12:38 »

If Boris were to go, who is the likely replacement? Sunak I presume?
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« Reply #11783 on: Friday, January 14, 2022, 09:14:28 »

If Boris were to go, who is the likely replacement? Sunak I presume?

Sunak or Truss are the leading candidates, but the more this drags on and various members of the cabinet have to debase themselves defending him, the more chance there must be of a winner from the backbenches, probably Jeremy Hunt.

I did listen to an interesting take that he'll limp on a bit simply because none of the leading contenders want the job right now, they'll force him to keep taking the hits and then get rid of him when the external environment is a bit more positive to take over. Maybe that's a bit Machiavellian, but it's more or less what happened to May who was "done" from the 2017 election and managed another year or two limping.
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« Reply #11784 on: Friday, January 14, 2022, 09:32:09 »

it's about timing isn't it

can't see him leading the Tories into a new election
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« Reply #11785 on: Friday, January 14, 2022, 10:15:01 »

I did listen to an interesting take that he'll limp on a bit simply because none of the leading contenders want the job right now, they'll force him to keep taking the hits and then get rid of him when the external environment is a bit more positive to take over. Maybe that's a bit Machiavellian, but it's more or less what happened to May who was "done" from the 2017 election and managed another year or two limping.

Ultimately any successor will be cautious of the timing, if they get rid now they will very early in their tenure face the double whammy of fronting up the tax rises and energy price chaos coming in April and then a likely shoeing at the local elections come May.

I would imagine that the results in May will provide the excuse to see him off to the after dinner circuit!
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« Reply #11786 on: Friday, January 14, 2022, 10:20:25 »

Ultimately any successor will be cautious of the timing, if they get rid now they will very early in their tenure face the double whammy of fronting up the tax rises and energy price chaos coming in April and then a likely shoeing at the local elections come May.

I would imagine that the results in May will provide the excuse to see him off to the after dinner circuit!

And Russia almost certainly invading Ukraine, just to really add to the general feeling of doom. Cyber attacks yesterday seem to herald what's coming, not sure Europe can do much about it during a gas price crisis. Not a great time to be coming into the role for sure, but also a shit time for the country to have a weak puppet who wasn't particularly on top of his brief to start with.
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« Reply #11787 on: Friday, January 14, 2022, 10:39:24 »

And Russia almost certainly invading Ukraine, just to really add to the general feeling of doom. Cyber attacks yesterday seem to herald what's coming, not sure Europe can do much about it during a gas price crisis. Not a great time to be coming into the role for sure, but also a shit time for the country to have a weak puppet who wasn't particularly on top of his brief to start with.

And is heavily funded by Russian Oligarchs and has recently elevated one to the Lords....
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« Reply #11788 on: Friday, January 14, 2022, 17:52:36 »

Liz Truss starts her manoeuvring - wrapped in the flag. Buy British cheese!
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« Reply #11789 on: Friday, January 14, 2022, 17:56:34 »

Tory voters don't seem to mind the Tories treating them with no respect, maybe they feel differently about the queen?
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