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UK Politics: The End of May

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50 minutes ago, Werthead said:

Their new name is rubbish. It should really be the Democratic Liberals.

Or the Literal Democrats?

45 minutes ago, Which Tyler said:

I was suggesting The Remain Party, but you win!

I can see why they might not have wanted to seem like a single-issue party, but this would probably have been the best choice in terms of attracting voters.

4 hours ago, A Horse Named Stranger said:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zehrS20ZvX4

With McVey and Leadsom gone, who is the next best crazy person to cheer for now?

If you're looking for the craziest remaining candidate then surely Dominic Raab must be the front-runner?

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10 minutes ago, williamjm said:

If you're looking for the craziest remaining candidate then surely Dominic Raab must be the front-runner? 

Yeah, but he is still learning about England being an island and stuff. So he is more like proper dumb and not unhinged crazy like Leadsome.

But ok, if he is next best deluded one, then I've got to cheer for him now. Although, I still feel he is a poor substitute.

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2 hours ago, williamjm said:

Or the Literal Democrats?

I can see why they might not have wanted to seem like a single-issue party, but this would probably have been the best choice in terms of attracting voters.

If you're looking for the craziest remaining candidate then surely Dominic Raab must be the front-runner?

Not Boris?

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2 minutes ago, Maltaran said:

Not Boris?

I think Raab might actually believe in what he is saying, which gives him an advantage in terms of craziness.

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2 hours ago, williamjm said:

Or the Literal Democrats?

I can see why they might not have wanted to seem like a single-issue party, but this would probably have been the best choice in terms of attracting voters.

I've always said that if I was going to start a political party, I'd call it the "None of the above" party

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3 minutes ago, Which Tyler said:

I've always said that if I was going to start a political party, I'd call it the "None of the above" party

I think somebody needs to start a "Down with this sort of thing" party.

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Chuka has chucked in with the LibDems, as was prophecised in the ancient texts.

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Why do I have this picture in my mind of Boris in a straight-jacket, restraints and a face mask like Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs being wheeled out (like a wheelie-bin) by his handlers only when absolutely required and quickly returned to a maximum security assylum right after :lmao:

Edited by Ser Hedge

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14 hours ago, williamjm said:

Or the Literal Democrats?

I can see why they might not have wanted to seem like a single-issue party, but this would probably have been the best choice in terms of attracting voters.

If you're looking for the craziest remaining candidate then surely Dominic Raab must be the front-runner?

Mark Oaten, the Lib Dem who won Winchester by 2 votes in 1997, after several recounts,  came close to assaulting Richard Huggett, the Literal Democrat candidate, who  had won 640 votes, when it looked as though he had narrowly lost the seat.  At one point, he could be heard screaming "I'm going to tear your f*cking head off."

It turned out that Oaten had ………...strange tastes.

Edited by SeanF

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Mat Hancock has withdrawn his leadership bid so now we are down to 6

Boris Johnson – 114

Jeremy Hunt – 43

Michael Gove – 37

Dominic Raab – 27

Sajid Javid – 23

Matthew Hancock – 20 (withdrawn)

Rory Stewart – 19

Andrea Leadsom – 11 (out)

Mark Harper – 10 (out)

Esther McVey – 9 (out)

Edited by Pebble

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What a bunch of dicks. I mean come on, that's literally what the majority of boarders here think of that Tory leadership race.

So give Kuennsberg some credit here for cutting out the middle man and going directly to the source so to speak.

But yes, Stewart doing a Sharon Stone really should be the big story, obviously. It's not like there's anything at stake or so. But then again, Stewart has no chance whatsoever to make it to number ten, so we might as well talk about him showing his crouch to the BBC.

Edited by A Horse Named Stranger

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Judging by the crap the Torygraph keeps sending to my twitter feed, that publication has become little more than click-bait

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57 minutes ago, Derfel Cadarn said:

Judging by the crap the Torygraph keeps sending to my twitter feed, that publication has become little more than click-bait

Can’t think of a paper that isn’t click bait 

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So nobody decided to withdraw over the we?

Ah, right. Ken Clarke, the faint and outgoing voice of sanity within the Tory party, said he would vote out any Tory goverment that tried to plough thru a no-deal policy.

And Lord Kerr (architect) of Article 50 is bemoaning the fact, that observable reality has once again left the Brexit debate within the ruling Tory party, and that The unicorns are back, frolicking in the Tory forest. I know nothing of this is particularly new to anybody who paid attention to the entire process, or has even bothered to skim thru this thread alone.

Guardian link and stuff.

 

Like I said, it doesn't really matter who becomes Britain's Next Top Tory (the world's craziest casting show, where the winner gets to govern a nuclear power). The observable realities, with parliament being against no-deal, and the EU not re-opening the WA, have not changed. So just pick the craziest mofo you can find, phone in and vote for him, and bask in all the insanity. There's not much else you can do anyway. They will suffer the same fate as May soon (enough).

So go Dominic! Although McVei, is endorsing Johson now, so still not 100% convinced Raab is really the craziest guy left.

Having that said, may I suggest A Party beyond the Tripping point as next thread title. I know a bit late as the drug use of the pack is already becoming old use, but it still feels appropriate, with the Tory party being high on a harmful substance (No-deal Brexit), and it's also nice to have some sort of symmetry with the US politics Tipping Point thread title.

 

Edited by A Horse Named Stranger

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Did anyone watch the leadership debate?

I didn't bother as I have no say in how the country is being run until the next GE, and the thought of listening to that much self-aggrandising and delusion just wouldn't be good for my blood pressure, or my strained-to-breaking faith in humanity

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Watching all four of the rest of them tear into Raab was quite entertaining. Otherwise pretty much as you expect: excessive bloviating from Gove, empty rhetoric from Javid and flies buzzing in and out of Hunt's head, meeting no obstacles along the way.

Rory Stewart emerged as the only one of them remotely in touch with Actual Planet Earth.

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