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Discussion in 'Gravel Trap' started by Jen, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. cider_and_toast

    cider_and_toast Exulted Lord High Moderator of the Apex Staff Member Premium Contributor

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    Some fake news

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-48559289
     
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  3. F1Brits_90

    F1Brits_90 Race Winner

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    very interesting 2 yrs ago today was the disastrous General Election when she gambled 330 seats for 400 but got 312? & again show how impressive Theresa May was that she withstood 2 years of people predicting her demise & she never moved
     
  4. FB

    FB Not my cup of cake Valued Member

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    I the coalition hadn't introduced the fixed term parliament act May would have been out of a job 18 months ago and we would, very likely, have had 2 or 3 general elections in that time.
     
  5. cider_and_toast

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    If it wasn't for Sinn Fein MPs not taking their seats as they refuse to take the oath of allegiance this Parliament would have been ended a while ago with a no confidence motion.

    As it stands, the Tories currently have a majority of 2 with the DUP support.

    There's no way they'll make it to 2022 even if Brexit magically sorts itself out in the next few months.
     
  6. F1Brits_90

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    all true but when people are predicting she be gone days after 2017 election or we would have a Christmas 2017 election to still be there in June 2019. that takes some stubbornness which is only thing i can praise her for
     
  7. cider_and_toast

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    Not really, only the politicians, and in particular her own party could bring her down. She just had to sit tight and know full well that the turkeys would never vote for Xmas.

    The main bulk of people saying she'd be gone were the press and the ERG. Neither had anything like enough power to bring her down.
     
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  8. Bill Boddy

    Bill Boddy Professional layabout Premium Contributor

    To keep on putting the same motion to the House of Commons time after time and getting it turned down time after time is not entirely sane.
     
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  9. Dartman

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    The EU wouldn't re negotiate, there was no other option, parliament had voted ruling out No Deal, the May proposal was only an interim measure, whilst the nitty gritty during that 2 years would be hammered out for the mid to long term future, to most sensible people her deal should have gone through. The Tory hard brexiteers voted it down and the rest were remainers who wouldn't vote for any brexit, she was in a rock and a hard place due to Cameron's political nieiveity,the difference Maggie or any other PM would have made would have been not to make the same decisions as Cameron and May wouldn't have been in any position except possibly still being a senior minister
     
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  10. Greenlantern101

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    I think I will set up a countdown to October 31st. I'm genuinely exited by what will happen.
     
  11. Greenlantern101

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    Drops the Hunt C bomb (funny) then blames all men (not funny).

     
  12. Bill Boddy

    Bill Boddy Professional layabout Premium Contributor

    Should this be in the rant thread?

    Boris Johnson wants to give higher tax payers up to £6,000 a year.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-48577579

    Who will benefit most from this? People like Boris Johnson, Jacob Rees-Mogg, David Cameron, George "Ive got 47 top payong jobs Osborne et al.

    Not a penny for the NHS of course.
     
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  13. vintly

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    Maybe we have a 'Well, what did you expect?' thread.
     
  14. cider_and_toast

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    The runners and riders have been confirmed in the Tory Leader Handicap Stakes.

    They are under starters orders........

    And they're off.
     
  15. Titch

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    I hope they all fall at the first hurdle.
     
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  16. Bill Boddy

    Bill Boddy Professional layabout Premium Contributor

    One has fallen before the first fence Titch , withdrawn before starters orders. Expect more withdraws after the first vote.
     
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    Any of them but Matt Hancock please, he is as thick as brick.
     
  18. Greenlantern101

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    Can we not put a wet flannel in charge. It would be more effective.
     
  19. cider_and_toast

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    It's possible but I guess it very much depends on the wet flannel's Brexit policy.
     
  20. Johnny Carwash

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    Rory Stewart comes across as sane and rational.He has no hope of winning.
     
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    Rory Stewart is just over the border from me, so we see quite a lot of him on border news. He’s always struck me as very earnest and engaged in local politics, his side of the border of course, but he does seem to want to do a good job. I guess that makes him slightly odd.
     

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