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Old 23.07.2019, 13:19
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Re: Bojo as Prime Minister...

I am going to hibernate until this whole farce is over and done with.
You really couldn’t make it up.
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Old 23.07.2019, 13:32
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Re: Boris Johnson for PM?

From the Daily Mash. Says it all really:

124,000 mad pensioners seize control of Britain

AN organisation of elderly fascists known as ‘the Tory grassroots’ is to install a megalomaniac man-child as ruler of the UK.
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Old 23.07.2019, 13:33
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Re: Bojo as Prime Minister...

Doesn't he just sound like Theresa in 2016: brexit means brexit; austerity is at an end; he might even use the phrase JAMs before too long.

Bless him. All undeliverable and he'll not last long.

Go Bojo! Enjoy your moment in the sun and think positive thoughts about the back stop..
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Old 23.07.2019, 13:38
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Re: Boris Johnson for PM?

90.000 or so, actually.
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Old 23.07.2019, 13:46
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Re: Boris Johnson for PM?

Some wobbly maths for perspective.

UK population: 66.04 million.

Conservative Party members eligible to vote: 159,320 which is less than 0.3% of the population.

Votes for the new PM: 92.153 which is approximately 57.85% of that 0.3% and means that less than 0.14% of the British population voted for the new PM.

Anyone claiming that the new PM "has a clear mandate" is a total charlatan, and I saw Priti Patel utter those words moments after the result was announced. Wonder from which government she'll accept the next free holiday for her family?
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Old 23.07.2019, 13:52
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Re: Boris Johnson for PM?

Feck. Frack. Frell. The man's an entitled weasel with a very expensive education, a lot of folk on damage control, and no notion of how the world works if you're not loaded and connected. At least May screwed him with the public sector pay-hike promise. Damned if he does etc etc.
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Re: Boris Johnson for PM?

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Some wobbly maths for perspective.

UK population: 66.04 million.

Conservative Party members eligible to vote: 159,320 which is less than 0.3% of the population.

Votes for the new PM: 92.153 which is approximately 57.85% of that 0.3% and means that less than 0.14% of the British population voted for the new PM.

Anyone claiming that the new PM "has a clear mandate" is a total charlatan, and I saw Priti Patel utter those words moments after the result was announced. Wonder from which government she'll accept the next free holiday for her family?

But we are all DUDEs now, so that's alright!
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Old 23.07.2019, 14:09
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Some wobbly maths for perspective.

UK population: 66.04 million.

Conservative Party members eligible to vote: 159,320 which is less than 0.3% of the population.

Votes for the new PM: 92.153 which is approximately 57.85% of that 0.3% and means that less than 0.14% of the British population voted for the new PM.

Anyone claiming that the new PM "has a clear mandate" is a total charlatan, and I saw Priti Patel utter those words moments after the result was announced. Wonder from which government she'll accept the next free holiday for her family?
So many millions of people who could have joined the party and vote otherwise...

Guess, they just did not care enough.
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Old 23.07.2019, 14:18
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Re: Boris Johnson for PM?

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Some wobbly maths for perspective.

UK population: 66.04 million.

Conservative Party members eligible to vote: 159,320 which is less than 0.3% of the population.

Votes for the new PM: 92.153 which is approximately 57.85% of that 0.3% and means that less than 0.14% of the British population voted for the new PM.

Anyone claiming that the new PM "has a clear mandate" is a total charlatan, and I saw Priti Patel utter those words moments after the result was announced. Wonder from which government she'll accept the next free holiday for her family?

To put it in perspective: Ursula von der Leyen became EU President with 383 votes. On 400 million eligible voters, this is 0.000096%. So it could always be worse.
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Old 23.07.2019, 14:29
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Re: Boris Johnson for PM?

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Guess, they just did not care enough.
British people aren't great 'joiners', and I only know about a dozen people who are paid up members of a political party. Even so, new members only receive their voting rights after 3 mths of them joining the party, and the current PM only announced her resignation on 24th May.

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Old 23.07.2019, 14:30
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Re: Boris Johnson for PM?

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To put it in perspective: Ursula von der Leyen became EU President with 383 votes. On 400 million eligible voters, this is 0.000096%. So it could always be worse.
Statistically speaking, if you consider the percentage of the Vatican population who are cardinals, the pope must have more of a democratic mandate than Ursula von der Leyen.
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Old 23.07.2019, 14:40
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Re: Boris Johnson for PM?

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Some wobbly maths for perspective.

UK population: 66.04 million.

Conservative Party members eligible to vote: 159,320 which is less than 0.3% of the population.

Votes for the new PM: 92.153 which is approximately 57.85% of that 0.3% and means that less than 0.14% of the British population voted for the new PM.

Anyone claiming that the new PM "has a clear mandate" is a total charlatan, and I saw Priti Patel utter those words moments after the result was announced. Wonder from which government she'll accept the next free holiday for her family?
which is all moot as no members of the public in normal circumstances votes for the uk prime minster anyway, you vote for your mp. The party votes for its leader. so this is the same as every other prime minister has got it.
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Old 23.07.2019, 15:04
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Re: Boris Johnson for PM?

Congrats on your new PM!

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Old 23.07.2019, 15:10
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Old 23.07.2019, 15:29
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Re: Boris Johnson for PM?

Is it really going to be any worse that what we've had in the recent past or what may have been.


What the guy does in his private life is his business, what he does for the UK is every bodies business and whilst he may not be the most orthodox of candidates, i do think he will do his maximum to get things done.
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Re: Boris Johnson for PM?

Okay, new PM. What is next? Brussels has said over and over that the deal May negotiated is the only deal on the table and they will not reopen negotiations. Johnson says he'll renegotiate. Juncker is out and Von der Leyen is in.

Anything can happen?
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Some wobbly maths for perspective.

UK population: 66.04 million.

Conservative Party members eligible to vote: 159,320 which is less than 0.3% of the population.

Votes for the new PM: 92.153 which is approximately 57.85% of that 0.3% and means that less than 0.14% of the British population voted for the new PM.

Anyone claiming that the new PM "has a clear mandate" is a total charlatan, and I saw Priti Patel utter those words moments after the result was announced. Wonder from which government she'll accept the next free holiday for her family?
Funny how the people that are triggered by Boris’ election as head of the Conservative party and thus de facto PM are the very same ones that were banging on about Parliament Sovereignty on the result of Brexit. Thems the rules, sweetheart.
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Um, no? Von der Leyen only got the job because Macron pulled all strings imaginable to prevent Weber. Weber would have been a weak leader that could have been pushed over… von der Leyen has not just the full support from Germany and France, but even the Eastern countries. Her single biggest topic is not Brexit, but to keep the EU together despite all the differences. Guess what that means for her openess to renegotiate Brexit... ;-)
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Re: Boris Johnson for PM?

I think the EU would listen very carefully if the new British government was to, for example, propose joining the Single Market. No need for a backstop.
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I think the EU would listen very carefully if the new British government was to, for example, propose joining the Single Market. No need for a backstop.

What there is a single market? do they have LPs as well?
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