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Tories in meltdown


seabhcan

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Its delightfully entertaining to watch. The UK's Tory party is entering a full Fukushima-style meltdown.

Tories begin defecting to Ukip over 'loons' slur - Telegraph

Local Conservative party campaigners, including the chairman of one constituency association, will this week pledge their support for Nigel Farage after one of David Cameron’s allies described grassroots Tories as “mad, swivel-eyed loons”.
Gay marriage plans face being scrapped because of Tory MPs, Maria Miller suggests - Telegraph

With senior Tories calling their own supporters "swivel eyed loons", Tory MPs voting against their own party policies, Cameron looking to be the weakest PM since the war...

The LibDems seem to be watching galp-mouthed with mounting horror. Labour are staying well back, and waiting to pick over the ashes.

An election in the Autumn 2013 seems possible. Great stuff - where's the popcorn.
 

emulator

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Oh... them ones.

I though it was FG you were on about :oops:

Yeah, it seems the party elders are not happy with Cameron's direction.... it's just not cricket.
 

Dearghoul

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Its delightfully entertaining to watch. The UK's Tory party is entering a full Fukushima-style meltdown.

Tories begin defecting to Ukip over 'loons' slur - Telegraph



Gay marriage plans face being scrapped because of Tory MPs, Maria Miller suggests - Telegraph

With senior Tories calling their own supporters "swivel eyed loons", Tory MPs voting against their own party policies, Cameron looking to be the weakest PM since the war...

The LibDems seem to be watching galp-mouthed with mounting horror. Labour are staying well back, and waiting to pick over the ashes.

An election in the Autumn 2013 seems possible. Great stuff - where's the popcorn.
Labour may well pick over the ashes of their working class support base if the UKIP curve continues.
 

LamportsEdge

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Doesn't look good ... Conservative Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has claimed that the party is 'united' which is a sure sign it isn't.

If it was there would be no need for that public statement. It is the equivalent of the vote of confidence from the football club chairman for Cameron. Could be a leadership battle stirring somewhere in all this activity.

What with the Scottish referendum on the horizon and the Europe-zombie climbing eagerly once again out of the conservative coffin to roam around the shires moaning to itself one has to say that the LibDems look more coherent than their major coalition partner at the moment and thats saying something.

Has Cameron got the moxy to wield the whip?
 

firefly123

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So what happens when the dog (UKIP) finally catches the car(EU exit)? Lots of furious wagging and then off to the shade for a spot of ball licking?
 

Kevin Doyle

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Labour may well pick over the ashes of their working class support base if the UKIP curve continues.
Rubbish, this is only good news for Labour. Their oppositions vote becoming effectively split in two.
 
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Kevin Doyle

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So what happens when the dog (UKIP) finally catches the car(EU exit)? Lots of furious wagging and then off to the shade for a spot of ball licking?
Or the car reverses over the dog and carries on regardless. Meanwhile, back at the ranch, the voting public cop on that they were having their vanity stroked by UKIP and that EU membership wasn't the big bad ugly thing they were told it was whilst UKIP becomes an utterly redundant party.
 
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Clanrickard

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Very bad news for the UK if it means Milliband being PM after the next election. More tax and spend lunacy.
 

Dearghoul

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Yes. Its fairly obvious.
I think that Labour right now arn't prepared either for government or the prospect of an in/ out of Europe election, particularly with a goodly chunk of their support base still seething at their immigration policies.
 
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Partizan

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Labour may well pick over the ashes of their working class support base if the UKIP curve continues.
UKIP are just another right wing populist. protest, catch all party who will peak before slinking back into obscurity. Anyone remember the BNP?
 

TheWexfordInn

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UKIP are just another right wing populist. protest, catch all party who will peak before slinking back into obscurity. Anyone remember the BNP?
UKIP are not remotely as populist as The Labour Party. "Taxpayers cash handouts for all if you vote Labour", that's the standard Labour party election manifesto policy.
 

Dearghoul

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UKIP are just another right wing populist. protest, catch all party who will peak before slinking back into obscurity. Anyone remember the BNP?
Yes, I think some may remember the BNP, however this is quite different.
 

Analyzer

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Poster with ILP emblem is delighted that the UK Tory party are fighting amongst themselves.

Seems like a case of being able to miss the obvious....
 
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