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    Yes- He will be a refreshing change as a fearless champion of the UK. An effective and respected diplomat.
    42.86%
    No- His reputation as a buffoon and diplomatic gaffes will be a liability for the UK.
    57.14%

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    Just a simple poll.
    Quite a surprising move considering it's a key position and his reputation.

    What do people think?
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    He'll probably be alright, nothing outstanding
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    I find it upsetting that boris is still in government position and that he is not qualified for the job.
    I am already confident that our Pm will do a terrible job in running our country, as her decision making has already proved my point.
    The woman is not to be trusted.
    The conservative party will not be the same as it once was
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    I'm just interested whether he can do his job effectively and not offend people through diplomatic gaffes.
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    (Original post by Blue_Mason)
    I find it upsetting that boris is still in government position and that he is not qualified for the job.
    I am already confident that our Pm will do a terrible job in running our country, as her decision making has already proved my point.
    The woman is not to be trusted.
    The conservative party will not be the same as it once was
    Are you upset your idol has gone? Surely it made sense because he was her main opponent for leadership before Brexit? He would have done the same to her?
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    (Original post by 999tigger)
    Are you upset your idol has gone? Surely it made sense because he was her main opponent for leadership before Brexit? He would have done the same to her?
    I am disappointed as Osborne would have been a great candidate for a tory leadership.
    I just fail to see what qualities that Theresa would added to the conservative party.
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    (Original post by 999tigger)
    Are you upset your idol has gone? Surely it made sense because he was her main opponent for leadership before Brexit? He would have done the same to her?
    Your point does not stack up as Michael Gove has been sacked
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    (Original post by LordMallard)
    Your point does not stack up as Michael Gove has been sacked
    You do know she can have more than one reason for who she keeps and who she lets go. Michael Gove could have been let go because:

    1. She didnt like him.
    2. She didnt rate him.
    3. She had a deal with Boris to get the support of that side of the party.
    4. She just wanted to placate both sides of the part.
    5. She thought he was an untrustowrthy, troublemaking backstabber, considering what he did to Boris.
    6. She didnt want trouble of having Boris v Gove in the cabinet.

    Plenty of other reasons.
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    (Original post by JM999)
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    I remember when he became Mayor of London...I hadn't moved here yet but even my 14 year old self could tell from the news coverage what an utter fool the dude was, and nothing has really changed. The fact that he's Foreign Secretary is just a twisted joke on the British population
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    (Original post by 999tigger)
    You do know she can have more than one reason for who she keeps and who she lets go. Michael Gove could have been let go because:

    1. She didnt like him.
    2. She didnt rate him.
    3. She had a deal with Boris to get the support of that side of the party.
    4. She just wanted to placate both sides of the part.
    5. She thought he was an untrustowrthy, troublemaking backstabber, considering what he did to Boris.
    6. She didnt want trouble of having Boris v Gove in the cabinet.

    Plenty of other reasons.
    You gave the reason of Boris being a leadership rival, but so was Gove and he's been sacked.
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    (Original post by LordMallard)
    You gave the reason of Boris being a leadership rival, but so was Gove and he's been sacked.
    No. I was talking about Osborne.
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    (Original post by 999tigger)
    No. I was talking about Osborne.
    Ah, but she kept on other leadership rivals such as Boris. I think more to do with signalling end of Cameron era.
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    I just hope that when he ****s up not too many people are hurt/none are killed. Then he'll be left in the political wilderness. *crosses fingers*
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    (Original post by LordMallard)
    Ah, but she kept on other leadership rivals such as Boris. I think more to do with signalling end of Cameron era.
    I was talking about Osborne, because I was talking to Blue Mason who is a major fan of his. At the time of the last Convention both May and Osborne were vying to be the next leader after Dave. I specifically remember them being told to stop jockeying for position by Dave. Had they won the referendum, then dave could easily have given his mate Georige his support as heir apparent.

    Boris is different. She has to placate the Brexit side , we dont know what deals may have been done, we dont know how they get on.Same for Gove, but she knows what he was like in government and she also knows what he did to Boris.

    I was suprised she hadnt taken Leadsom on, she sill might, but we dont know how offended or not she might have been by the mother gaffe.

    I see she got Enviornment.
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    He will be a good foreign secretary.
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    (Original post by 999tigger)
    I was talking about Osborne, because I was talking to Blue Mason who is a major fan of his. At the time of the last Convention both May and Osborne were vying to be the next leader after Dave. I specifically remember them being told to stop jockeying for position by Dave. Had they won the referendum, then dave could easily have given his mate Georige his support as heir apparent.

    Boris is different. She has to placate the Brexit side , we dont know what deals may have been done, we dont know how they get on.Same for Gove, but she knows what he was like in government and she also knows what he did to Boris.

    I was suprised she hadnt taken Leadsom on, she sill might, but we dont know how offended or not she might have been by the mother gaffe.
    With Leadsom I suppose she doesn't want to seem too spiteful. Also many Leadsom supporters are members of the awkward squad who she will want to placate.
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    No. I understand why May has done it - she needed to reassure Brexit MPs and voters she was serious so gave them key cabinet roles and this prevents Boris from plotting behind her back if anything goes wrong. The downside to this of course is that it made Boris Foreign Secretary. It kills any faith in May to be the uniter and centralist figure from her speech as when push came to shove, her first instinct was to swing to the right for a career move rather than select a competent person for the job. Boris has insulted Obama, Hilary and Trump and the US statesman reacting to the news makes it perfectly clear this is a choice they are putting up with, not enthusiast. Germany reporters struggled to stop laughing at the news and the French view him as incompetent too as does a lot of the country. *

    Boris representing us means we are being represented by a fool, someone with no tact and someone unable to be gain respect from his peers. No one dealing with Boris will take him seriously and as a result will struggle to take the UK seriously. *
 
 
 
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