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Old 23rd Jul 2019, 12:54
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Originally Posted by 747 jock View Post
So when questioned about your claim that the Tory party were biased against John Taylor because the voters didn't back him, you didn't comment, yet you are now claiming that the Tory party hated him because he wasn't "one of them".

How about posting something verifiable and factual to back up your claims otherwise your post is purely an opinion with nothing to show that it is anything other than a skewed personal view.
View was from those on the ground at that campaign. Lord Holme (previous candidate), whom I knew via his son Jon, was actively on the ground for Libs. He surprised that solid Tory members, who he had campaigned against were sitting out campaign completely, added to rock solid Tory voters who were stating on doorstep "We not voting for any N " to canvassers. Both Tory and Libs reporting same thing.

Claiming its only "some" members seems not to be the allowable view when speaking of Labour with some Anti Semites.

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Old 23rd Jul 2019, 13:00
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I thought this thread was about Boris Johnson. Someone seems to have hijacked it and taken it in a completely different direction.

Please don't feed the troll.......
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Old 23rd Jul 2019, 13:10
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World reaction to BloJo
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Old 23rd Jul 2019, 13:23
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Originally Posted by Andy_S View Post
I thought this thread was about Boris Johnson. Someone seems to have hijacked it and taken it in a completely different direction.

Please don't feed the troll.......
Isn't that what Boris did to Nige as he chose BREXIT as his battle ground to take on the leadership of the Tory Party?

Watching the result and his acceptance speech, I felt it was pretty much met with silence.

a collective 'what have we done?' maybe?

to use an aviation simile -

To invent an airplane is nothing. To build one is little more. But to fly it is everything.

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Old 23rd Jul 2019, 13:27
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Let's hope he is not a burden to the public purse by spilling red wine over the sofas at No. 10 while canoodling with his lover, who ever it may be at any given time. Has he already been appointed ambassador-at-large of the British fashion industry?

I wish there would be cameras for his weekly meetings with the Queen. She must be thrilled to now have a public court jester.
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Old 23rd Jul 2019, 13:46
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At least we now have parity with the USA. Both of us have complete buffoons leading us. I suppose we have the slight edge in that our buffoon can't inflict quite as much damage on the world as their buffoon. Can't wait to hear what the US buffoon has to say about ours. I think we can be sure that it will be inane.
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Old 23rd Jul 2019, 13:47
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Originally Posted by LowNSlow View Post
went up against the US $ by $0.05 and up against the Euro 0.025 on BoJo's arrival....

How long will it last? Who knows!
Up $0.20%

A little rise as he leaves the diving board. He has to deliver. Will it end in a clean 10/10 result or an almighty belly flop

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Old 23rd Jul 2019, 14:06
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Great to watch the BBC political commentators announcing the result and its implications through gritted teeth! It is as if they were all on notice. They are now...
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Old 23rd Jul 2019, 14:09
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His speech-utter utter rubbish, no idea whatsoever of how to do anything just say something vaguely like Churchill without a clue or a pound on how to do it.

We will unite the country
Er Brexit has divided the country more than any item since the civil war

We are going to do wonders- er well why didnt he tiories do them before

We are going to defeat Corbyn-in itself a divisive statement by bringing party politics into focus again and as being far far more important than:-
the economy
Our security
Our standing abroad
The integrity of the UK-I just do not see the Scots supporting an egotistical oaf
The role of the crown-seriously open to question at the moment with a 93 year old head of state who just digs holes and waves

But what does he care
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Old 23rd Jul 2019, 14:27
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Originally Posted by pax britanica View Post

But what does he care
BJ has been working on Project BJ all his life.

Does he care. Yes I think he does.

He wants to go down in history. He will. How remains to be seen. It could be as the shortest lived PM ever.

The DUDE or the DUD?

Did he write his own epitaph today?
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Old 23rd Jul 2019, 14:39
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While people still talk about the other buffoon having lost the public vote in the US by 49 to 51 per cent or so, some interesting trivia is that BoJo was voted into power by something like 0.19 per cent of the UK electorate....

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Old 23rd Jul 2019, 14:47
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Originally Posted by Islandlad View Post
BJ has been working on Project BJ all his life.

Does he care. Yes I think he does.

He wants to go down in history. He will. How remains to be seen. It could be as the shortest lived PM ever.

The DUDE or the DUD?

Did he write his own epitaph today?
Oh he will and likely very quickly.
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Old 23rd Jul 2019, 14:51
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So typical of British one-upmanship to show off by trumping America's clown, Trump, with their own clown, Johnson!
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Old 23rd Jul 2019, 14:57
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Originally Posted by virginblue View Post
While people still talk about the other buffoon having lost the public vote in the US by 49 to 51 per cent or so, some interesting trivia is that BoJo was voted into power by something like 0.19 per cent of the UK electorate....

It is very sad when people do not understand representative democracy.
How many voted for Gordon Brown to be Prime Minister? That was vastly less democratic.
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Old 23rd Jul 2019, 15:01
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Originally Posted by Hotel Tango View Post
So typical of British one-upmanship to show off by trumping America's clown, Trump, with their own clown, Johnson!
Trump is a truly great POTUS.
If Boris is just half as good we will be doing well.
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Old 23rd Jul 2019, 15:18
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Originally Posted by Eclectic View Post
It is very sad when people do not understand representative democracy.
How many voted for Gordon Brown to be Prime Minister? That was vastly less democratic.
Well well, I find it very sad when people confuse the House of Commons as a democratic institution with the members of the Conservative party. Since when has the House of Commons 150.000 members? Representative democracy would mean a vote by the members of parliament, not of the party members of the party with a (as of today) three vote majority. Would BoJo be Prime Minister with a democratic vote by the duly elected members of Parliament?
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Old 23rd Jul 2019, 15:39
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Originally Posted by Jack D View Post
Time for everybody to stop ! BJ will become PM
Brexit will occur on 31st Oct ... after that who knows?
Certainly none of the armchair politicians on this forum
You are a plumber from Poland and i claim my 5,-...
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Old 23rd Jul 2019, 15:39
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Originally Posted by virginblue View Post
Well well, I find it very sad when people confuse the House of Commons as a democratic institution with the members of the Conservative party. Since when has the House of Commons 150.000 members? Representative democracy would mean a vote by the members of parliament, not of the party members of the party with a (as of today) three vote majority. Would BoJo be Prime Minister with a democratic vote by the duly elected members of Parliament?
Like I said: It is very sad when people do not understand representative democracy.
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Old 23rd Jul 2019, 15:50
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Originally Posted by virginblue View Post
Let's hope he is not a burden to the public purse by spilling red wine over the sofas at No. 10 while canoodling with his lover, who ever it may be at any given time. Has he already been appointed ambassador-at-large of the British fashion industry?

I wish there would be cameras for his weekly meetings with the Queen. She must be thrilled to now have a public court jester.
I think Her Majesty will be thrilled - it's all been far too serious around here for far too long.
Besides, Her Majesty's sense of humour behind closed doors is well known.
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Old 23rd Jul 2019, 16:03
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Some random quotes from EU top brass, some through official (!) EU channels - good luck with striking a deal with Brussels:

VP Timmermanns: "He took a long time deciding whether he was for or against Brexit. And now his position is clear. I think the position of the EU is also clear. The United Kingdom reached an agreement with the European Union and the EU will stick to that agreement."

Commissioner Andriukaitis: "It is a different Boris, of course, but there was something in the way of doing politics that was similar: many unrealistic promises, ignoring economic rationales and rational decisions." (I offer a free Boris wig for the first correct guess to whom he was comparing BoJo)

Chief Negotiator Barnier: "Both both sides are committed to facilitating “the ratification of the withdrawal agreement”
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