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  • View Poll Results: Following Cameron's resignation, who will be the next prime minister?
    Theresa May
    41
    14.96%
    George Osborne
    18
    6.57%
    Boris Johnson
    134
    48.91%
    Michael Gove
    18
    6.57%
    Someone else
    63
    22.99%

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    (Original post by Peroxidation)
    You really don't need to worry. The Tories are secular right not religious right. Many people don't realise this but the secular right is essentially the left but protects people's freedoms as well as being "liberal." Technically the secular right are the only liberals out there.
    Oh it could be worse sure, compared to the psychopaths in the US Republican party the Conservatives are a bunch of cuddly kitty cats.

    I disagree that people like May want to protect our freedoms with her continued support for mass surveillance powers and her comment that some human rights are 'problematic'.
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    Boris will be difficult to stop. He thinks he is Julius Caesar and has done his stint in Gaul (London) where he built his power base. He has taken the gamble of crossing the Rubicon (leading the Brexiteers) and now he is closing in on Rome.
    Theresa May has been playing a canny hand. She is betting that the party will need a healing, motherly hand to reunite it after the recent internecine warfare. This is why she has been so reticent of late.
    Michael Gove is smart but he has upset a lot of people with his abrasive manner in the past.
    My guess is that Theresa May will clinch it. Or maybe Boris, or Michael Gove
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    'He who wields the knife will not wear the crown.'
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    Monsieur Cameron avait promis, Monsieur Cameron avait promis, d'etre fidele a son pays, d'etre fidele a son pays, mais il ya manque, ne faisons plus quartier...
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    Ruth Davidson.
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    (Original post by Buffalomatt)
    Boris will be difficult to stop. He thinks he is Julius Caesar and has done his stint in Gaul (London) where he built his power base. He has taken the gamble of crossing the Rubicon (leading the Brexiteers) and now he is closing in on Rome.
    Theresa May has been playing a canny hand. She is betting that the party will need a healing, motherly hand to reunite it after the recent internecine warfare. This is why she has been so reticent of late.
    Michael Gove is smart but he has upset a lot of people with his abrasive manner in the past.
    My guess is that Theresa May will clinch it. Or maybe Boris, or Michael Gove
    Love the history metaphors.
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    I really do think that Boris has based his strategy on Caesar's career. They are (or were) both manipulative populists obsessed with power. And both believe(d) that the end justifies the means. Boris actually wants to build a brave new Britain with himself in charge. And he did make an historical TV programme about Caesar. It was quite good too.
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    How about we get Donald Trump to be PM😂


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    (Original post by Buffalomatt)
    I really do think that Boris has based his strategy on Caesar's career. They are (or were) both manipulative populists obsessed with power. And both believe(d) that the end justifies the means. Boris actually wants to build a brave new Britain with himself in charge. And he did make an historical TV programme about Caesar. It was quite good too.
    Would you say Gove has the makings of a Brutus or does he more have a "lean and hungry look"?

    I must admit the story could work better with Cameron as Caesar, Gove as Brutus, his friend, and Boris as Cassius, but Boris does not really have a "lean and hungry look"
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    Good lord I never thought I'd say this but... Theresa May, I'm counting on you.
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    (Original post by G8D)
    Ruth Davidson.
    We can dream.
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    Someone else

    This is what is going to happen:

    1) Boris Johnson gets elected leader of Conservatives and PM

    2) Labour party elects someone competent like Liz Kendall

    3) Vote of no confidence or something alike

    4) New general election swiftly held

    5) Labour Party wins and negotiates the post-EU referendum Brexit compromise with Scotland, London and Northern Ireland
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    Anyone but Gove and Boris. Please.
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    Where the Miliband brothers at? Either of them would make a decent PM.
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    According to the Torygraph this morning, this is the 'dream team'. :lol:
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    (Original post by Fullofsurprises)
    According to the Torygraph this morning, this is the 'dream team'. :lol:
    God bless UK.

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    (Original post by Fullofsurprises)
    According to the Torygraph this morning, this is the 'dream team'. :lol:
    Someone else referred to them as the Chuckle brothers. Which was worth at least 100 reps.

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    Boris seems like the best choice... Oh no
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    What was boris like as london mayor? Whats he like as a leader?

    Also, who decides to elect the new conservative leader, and whats a vote of no confidence?

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    (Original post by Gladiatorsword)
    What was boris like as london mayor? Whats he like as a leader?

    Also, who decides to elect the new conservative leader, and whats a vote of no confidence?

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    This is Boris while London Major - he got stuck on the zip wire.



    "The Tories’ process for picking a leader is twofold: Conservative MPs narrow the field to two choices, before a postal ballot of the wider membership of the party is conducted.The Chairman of the 1922 Committee, which represents Conservative MPs, acts as the returning officer for leadership elections. Graham Brady is currently serving in this post. The Conservative Whip (currently Michael Gove) receives nominations from members of the House of Commons, and the deadline is noon “on a Thursday”.If one nomination is received, the new leader is declared elected. If two nominations are made, both names go forward for the members of the party to decide between. In the event that three or more MPs are nominated for leader, a ballot of Conservative MPs is held “on the Tuesday immediately following the closing date for nominations”. The ballot is held under the first past the post system. If MPs are choosing between four or more candidates, the candidate with the lowest number of votes is eliminated and further ballots are held on subsequent Thursdays and Tuesdays until only two MPs remain.The wider membership of the Conservative party then chooses between these two MPs, with the vote being held via a postal ballot. The returning officer chooses the date by which ballots have to be returned and the count begins at noon that day. The result is announced at a meeting of the parliamentary party and “representative members”.

    http://www.westminsteradvisers.co.uk...hip-elections/
 
 
 
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