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View Poll Results: What would you personally prefer to happen?
I want the UK to stay in an ever-closer union 49 23.11%
I want the UK to stay in a loosely connected EU 68 32.08%
I want the UK out because the EU is bad for the UK 22 10.38%
I want the UK out because the EU is a bad thing 23 10.85%
I want the UK out because this would be good for the rest of us 17 8.02%
I don't really care 33 15.57%
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Old 22.07.2019, 01:04
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David Gauke, the UK justice secretary, has announced he will resign and rumours are the international development secretary, Rory Stewart, could follow.
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Old 22.07.2019, 01:11
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Both of those are a given. Stewart said as much repeatedly during his leadership campaign and I believe it's a good thing, particularly if the rumours about the Boris 'No Deal pledge' are true. Returning to the back benches is a liberating thing for many MPs, and I believe it often shows who values their principles over power.

The one to watch out for is Tobias Ellwood.
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Old 22.07.2019, 01:21
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Rumoured that Boris Johnson’s girlfriend Carrie Symonds will not join him for his big moment entering Downing Street if he becomes prime minister,

Problem is Mr Johnson is not yet divorced from his wife Marina and Ms Symonds’ presence would risk overshadowing the speech he will make.

She will probably also not accompany him when he meets the Queen who prefers formal relationships.......
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Old 22.07.2019, 14:09
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Can't remember where now, but I read last week that the price Boris has paid for the keys to No.10 is Carrie Symonds, and that was from a Tory commentator.

Foreign Office minister, Sir Alan Duncan, has resigned this morning https://news.sky.com/story/foreign-o...rship-11768145

It makes me really sad that Priti Patel is being touted for a cabinet position. I can't abide the woman and it's coming less than 2yrs since she was forced to resign.
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Old 22.07.2019, 14:19
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I wonder if Jacob Reece Mogg will feature in the new cabinet and if so, where ?

I hear that David Davies will be back on the scene.

Any thoughts on who the new chancellor will be ?
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Old 22.07.2019, 15:20
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Can't remember where now, but I read last week that the price Boris has paid for the keys to No.10 is Carrie Symonds, and that was from a Tory commentator.

Foreign Office minister, Sir Alan Duncan, has resigned this morning https://news.sky.com/story/foreign-o...rship-11768145

It makes me really sad that Priti Patel is being touted for a cabinet position. I can't abide the woman and it's coming less than 2yrs since she was forced to resign.
So if the three who have resigned vote against the Government in future then the Tory working majority has gone!

Even worse if the Brecon and Radnorshire by election goes against the Tories as is forecast!
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Old 22.07.2019, 17:27
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"In his resignation letter to Theresa May, Sir Alan said it was "tragic" her government had been dominated by "the dark cloud of Brexit" - which he said had stopped the UK becoming the "dominant intellectual and political force" in the world."

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https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-49069880
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Old 22.07.2019, 19:58
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...and rumours are the international development secretary, Rory Stewart, could follow.
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Old 22.07.2019, 20:30
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"In his resignation letter to Theresa May, Sir Alan said it was "tragic" her government had been dominated by "the dark cloud of Brexit" - which he said had stopped the UK becoming the "dominant intellectual and political force" in the world."

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Oh, you've been to Wetherspoons I see.
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Old 24.07.2019, 14:50
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Old 24.07.2019, 15:33
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Love how this thread went quiet once the result of the vote was announced.
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Old 24.07.2019, 19:39
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Love how this thread went quiet once the result of the vote was announced.
Probably because nothing has changed regarding Brexit. All the chat about Bojo is on his own threads.

I still doubt Brexit will happen this year, and probably not next year either.
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Old 24.07.2019, 20:40
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More than half the Cabinet gone!
Nobody left to argue with Boris!!
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Old 24.07.2019, 20:49
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More than half the Cabinet gone!
Nobody left to argue with Boris!!
Generally better to resign than be fired, the £ is up roughly 0.5% v both € & $ so it's seen as good news all round.
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Old 25.07.2019, 07:54
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Did lovely BoJo called the French "turds" over the Brexit mess?


He definitely raised the level of political debate in the UK.
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More than half the Cabinet gone!
Nobody left to argue with Boris!!
Yup! Delicious isn’t it?

Now nobody can say the Brexiteers aren’t taking ownership of Brexit. This is the cabinet that should have been formed 3 years ago instead of the useless indulging and dithering we’ve seen from Theresa May.

There’s also the added advantage that three of the great offices of state are taken up by the children of migrants, the Left are FEWMIN!
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There’s also the added advantage that three of the great offices of state are taken up by the children of migrants, the Left are FEWMIN!
I suppose children of migrants from India and Pakistan, because their parents can vote and are quite a big segment of voters at that. Don't be under the illusion that they really count in the grand scheme of things, it's good for the conservative's image and to bring votes, that's all.

Lol, this is how Brexiteers have fooled you.
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I suppose children of migrants from India and Pakistan, because their parents can vote and are quite a big segment of voters at that. Don't be under the illusion that they really count in the grand scheme of things, it's good for the conservative's image and to bring votes, that's all.

Lol, this is how Brexiteers have fooled you.
Thanks for the perfect example of how the Left do racism.
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Thanks for the perfect example of how the Left do racism.
I would say it's a perfect example of how conservatives do racism, antagonising people and appealing the most sensitive segment of voters just to meet their agenda.

They had plenty of occasions before Brexit to do certain moves, yet they do it only when they have to demonstrate something - lack of racism. You do believe a lot of things, Loz, no surprise you're willing to embrace this strategy too.
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I would say it's a perfect example of how conservatives do racism, antagonising people and appealing the most sensitive segment of voters just to meet their agenda.

They had plenty of occasions before Brexit to do certain moves, yet they do it only when they have to demonstrate something - lack of racism. You do believe a lot of things, Loz, no surprise you're willing to embrace this strategy too.
Conservatives don't have ethnic minorities in cabinet = RACISTS!

Conservatives do have ethnic minorities in cabinet = RACISTS!
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