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Next Conservative leader / PM?



wombat

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Will it matter, its a pretty divided party, hard to see anyone uniting it until Brexit is sorted.
 

Pyewacket

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They would tear each other apart, She is lying. Again. Is it the big blue eyes that fool you? They don't fool Tusk.
 

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Rees-Mogg, who chairs the ERG, is asked who he would support in a leadership election.

"The great joy of the Tory party is it has so many talented people in it," he says.

"It's like finding a fast bowler in Yorkshire. You just call and one appears.

"Let's leave this as the Prime Minister's day and come on to who the runners and riders will be later."

But Mr Rees-Mogg added Boris Johnson was a "formidably able man and I backed in him 2016" although he declined to say whether he would back him again.
 

owedtojoy

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Tessie says she will stand down before second stage of Brexit negotiations after deal passed. Said she has heard what colleagues are saying.

So a new Con leader and PM - who will it be? Rabb, Gove, Boris, Where's Wally Rees Mogg, Rudd?

Who will replace Theresa May? The runners and riders for Conservative leader
It would be interesting to see if Boris Johnson becomes Tory leader, just to see if ones who swore they would leave if he won would actually carry out their threat.
 

jmcc

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At least BoJo would be a lot more entertaining than the other choices.
 

Dame_Enda

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Boris is flakey and if he runs he could just as quickly pull out by teatime, if last time is anything to go by. That might or might not bode well for negotiations with the EU and with Parliament.
 
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How could any individual lead the Cons Party - they are a party in name only from now on
The British FPTP party political system is broken forever and is now a joke internationally
Once the established parties have finished ruining the economy then a proper revolution will occur resulting in a truly representative democracy
 

Gin Soaked

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How could any individual lead the Cons Party - they are a party in name only from now on
The British FPTP party political system is broken forever and is now a joke internationally
Once the established parties have finished ruining the economy then a proper revolution will occur resulting in a truly representative democracy
Cant ever see a change from FPTP . Turkeys don't vote for Christmas.

The pros of FPTP tends to be stability. Brexit broke this. As did leaving that trot idiot Corbyn in place. The Tories deserve a bit of oblivion. But that cant happen when there is a lunatic "leading" the opposition.
 

Gin Soaked

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Boris is flakey and if he runs he could just as quickly pull out by teatime, if last time is anything to go by. That might or might not bode well for negotiations with the EU and with Parliament.
He is also very lazy. And a bit dim. And, as has been highlighted in profiles, to know him is to loathe him more.
 

Clanrickard

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He is also very lazy. And a bit dim. And, as has been highlighted in profiles, to know him is to loathe him more.
He is many things but dim he most definitely is not.
 

Pyewacket

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He is also very lazy. And a bit dim. And, as has been highlighted in profiles, to know him is to loathe him more.
He is not a details man, or a grammar school swot, like Gove. But he is a flaming opportunist, who knows no shame, and will turn on a sixpence. In the current state of the Tory party, he is well positioned to come from behind yet again. On the other hand, he is not the only devious plotter among them, and can be, and has been, out- manoevred before.
 

petaljam

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He is many things but dim he most definitely is not.
Agreed. His "dim" act is a deliberate strategy to get people to underestimate him as a threat to them. I didn't think anyone who had more than a passing interest in UK politics still fell for that though.

Despite that - or because of it - he has sometimes been too clever for his own good. And I agree he's careless and not detail-oriented, but that's probably all part of the same inherent laziness that characterises most of what he does.
 

hiding behind a poster

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Boris is flakey and if he runs he could just as quickly pull out by teatime, if last time is anything to go by. That might or might not bode well for negotiations with the EU and with Parliament.
How might that bode well for negotiations?
 

hiding behind a poster

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It could bode well if it means he switches from a hardline to a less hardline position in negotiations.
But you said it in relation to the idea that he could pull out by teatime.
 


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