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Old 29th Jun 2016, 20:33
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I don't agree, but she is barely an improvement. Blubbing on the box yesterday about putting the boot in on Corbyn. That doesn't exactly make her look like a strong leader.
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Old 30th Jun 2016, 05:28
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IMO the only person who is able to bring Labour together and at the same time he would be a great leader and the equal of any Tory opposition would be son of Benn....however he has so far said nowt, and is I feel sitting back to watch what happens...possibly he may make a move when all the dead wood have burnt themselves out..!
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Old 30th Jun 2016, 10:06
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Meanwhile in the Tory battle, Gove has unexpectedly entered the race. Presumably he didn't bring back the results from his meeting with Boris that Mrs Gove wanted (ref yesterday's leaked email). Suspect that could kill Boris' chances.

Theresa May doesn't seem to be a Boris fan either given what she said in her press conference earlier:

Q: You are home secretary, and responsible for immigration. And remain lost because of immigration. So why should people trust you to control it?

May says she has done this. She has sat around the table in Europe. And she delivered in Europe. Other people have delivered in Europe too. Like Boris Johnson. The last time he did a deal with the Germans, he came back with three nearly new water cannon.
Ouch!!
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Old 30th Jun 2016, 10:54
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Boris aint standing.

May has said Brexit is Brexit & will support the will of the electorate. Same thing as Gove. Gove/May tag-team????
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Old 30th Jun 2016, 10:55
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Boris Johnson NOT standing so he is probably supporting Gove.
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Old 30th Jun 2016, 11:06
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Good call. I get the feeling there are a lot of Tory MP's who don't want him in the slightest, so he would have been a divisive figure at a time when they need to put aside their differences.
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Old 30th Jun 2016, 11:21
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That was a surprise! Whether he supports Gove depends I guess what went on behind closed doors yesterday and caused Gove to stand. Unless the contest winner turns out to be as good as Corbyn then that is probably the end of any ambition Boris had to be PM. Suspect he'll bail out of Parliament in 2020 and either leave politics or have another crack at being London mayor.
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Old 30th Jun 2016, 11:39
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Poor show BoJo!


I was looking forward to some honest fun, a la Trump.

Only serious candidates now. Pah!
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Old 30th Jun 2016, 12:05
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Stephen Crabb - Born in Scotland - Raised in Wales - on a council estate by a single mother from age 8- Father was on long term sickness benefit - He is in the wrong party leadership contest surely?
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Old 30th Jun 2016, 14:46
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Cruel comments to Crab...every Dog has his day...even if its only two half days..

Crab would possibly be more in touch with true working class Tory Voters than any one else..IMO
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Old 30th Jun 2016, 15:10
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Michael Heseltine has rubbished Boris.

Michael Heseltine savaged Boris Johnson.
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Old 30th Jun 2016, 15:41
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Originally Posted by Peter-RB View Post
Crab would possibly be more in touch with true working class Tory Voters than any one else..IMO
It would be kind of funny, wouldn’t it? The sight of a socialist from a middle class background lecturing a council estate kid from a single parent family on the plight of the less well off.
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Old 30th Jun 2016, 15:53
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...hmmmm lotsa buses with bloody wheels running around London today huh?
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Old 30th Jun 2016, 16:04
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It is truly HYSTERICAL that the Labour Party Membership in the UK gets to appoint their Leader directly.

Why???

Well, I know three members of the UK Armed Forces who joined two years ago. They all hold political views that would make Genghis Khan look like a pacifist. Yet they happily pay their discounted 1 quid p.a. dues just to be able to vote for whoever they consider to be the most outlandish and unelectable candidate on offer.

If you think about it, this would be the cheapest way for UKIP or any other party to totally sabotage Labour. My guess is that it was already done to a fair degree with the election of Corbyn.
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Old 30th Jun 2016, 16:36
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Once Gove withdraw his support Boris couldn't win, tactically his best bet was to announce he wasn't standing and not to come out of support of anyone else - for the moment. He can use the votes he does have to command to agree a suitable post under whoever he does think is a possible winner.

I doubt Gove is a candidate, he has stated to often he hasn't got what it takes to be PM, he will be torn apart in most of the MSM, and doesn't have the charisma, Laim Fox also has no chance. I also doubt he will back Teresa May, she doesn't trust him and doesn't need his support. It comes down to Stephen Crabb and Andrea Leadsom.

Andrea impressed during the referendum campaign, Crabb has the background to appeal to those outside London. I'd guess whichever of the two is ahead in the second ballot.
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Old 30th Jun 2016, 16:37
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Now Gove is running for leadership on his own
Yes, I knew I'd seen his face before ...

He also plays Clive in Benidorm ...
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Old 30th Jun 2016, 17:13
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UK politics is currently the best sitcom on earth. Labour & Jeremy is a real fun to see. And now the Tories show starts also really promising.
One of the Tory MP's: https://twitter.com/JakeBerry/status/748543644202852352

There is a very deep pit reserved in Hell for such as he. #Gove
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Old 30th Jun 2016, 17:26
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Michael Heseltine has rubbished Boris.
Recording of Hessa's interview here. Powerful stuff !

Heseltine's scathing attack on Johnson - BBC News
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Old 30th Jun 2016, 17:54
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Je suis tres triste. Je ne suis plus fier d'etre Anglais.
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Old 30th Jun 2016, 18:11
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I haven`t seen anything from Mr. Heseltine for many years; not since the days of Roger Bacon in the back pages of "Flight Magazine" many years ago, where he was characterised as "Michael Hesitant-the Minister for Terrible Ties."
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