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Old 20-06-2019, 06:48 PM
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Old 20-06-2019, 10:20 PM
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The race to the bottom has speeded up significantly. How can such an historically great and innovative country end up with two such complete over-promoted arseholes vying to be the next Prime Minister?

And why do we put up with this collective shit?
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Old 20-06-2019, 10:35 PM
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And why do we put up with this collective shit?
Because we have no say.

300 elected arseholes holding sway over who is elected, who then at the crucial point hand over the decision-making to 120,000 self-appointed, blue-rinse, twin-set and Bufton Tufton arbiters who have practically zero experience other than chin-wagging and guffawing at tea and scone afternoons to decide who the most important person in the country will be. FFS!!
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Old 20-06-2019, 10:47 PM
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Ha ha and it does amuse me how the left leaners on here continue to get predictions wrong constantly!
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Old 21-06-2019, 05:25 AM
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Because we have no say.

300 elected arseholes holding sway over who is elected, who then at the crucial point hand over the decision-making to 120,000 self-appointed, blue-rinse, twin-set and Bufton Tufton arbiters who have practically zero experience other than chin-wagging and guffawing at tea and scone afternoons to decide who the most important person in the country will be. FFS!!
"Taking back control", innit?

The great British democracy in action. Less than 200,000 people get to decide who holds the reins of power, during possibly the most crucial period for our country so far this century.

And this new unelected PM - whichever of the 2 no-hopers it is - replaces the previous unelected PM.

Then we have the cheek to lecture other countries about their unrepresentative government structures - it's a sick joke.
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Old 21-06-2019, 06:01 AM
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"Taking back control", innit?

The great British democracy in action. Less than 200,000 people get to decide who holds the reins of power, during possibly the most crucial period for our country so far this century.

And this new unelected PM - whichever of the 2 no-hopers it is - replaces the previous unelected PM.

Then we have the cheek to lecture other countries about their unrepresentative government structures - it's a sick joke.
And who elected Gordon Brown when he took over from Blair?
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Old 21-06-2019, 06:22 AM
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And who elected Gordon Brown when he took over from Blair?
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Old 21-06-2019, 06:47 AM
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And who elected Gordon Brown when he took over from Blair?
Ever heard of the saying "Two wrongs don't make a right"?
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Old 21-06-2019, 07:02 AM
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Ever heard of the saying "Two wrongs don't make a right"?
Correct shouldn’t forget Jim Callaghan and his caving in to the Unions that left the dead unburied during the winter of discontent!
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Old 21-06-2019, 07:08 AM
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Because we have no say.

300 elected arseholes holding sway over who is elected, who then at the crucial point hand over the decision-making to 120,000 self-appointed, blue-rinse, twin-set and Bufton Tufton arbiters who have practically zero experience other than chin-wagging and guffawing at tea and scone afternoons to decide who the most important person in the country will be. FFS!!
You do have a say, at a General Election when the public vote.

We don’t elect a president in this country and the political parties can change their leader....and all of them have done so.

One could argue May at least eventually won a General Election, unlike Brown.

Personally, I think there’s likely to be another General Election on the horizon because the House is still unlikely to have the MP votes to get Brexit through regardless of who is PM. Unless Johnson gets a better deal from the EU, the MPs’ votes will be the same as May managed to get from them.
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Old 21-06-2019, 07:29 AM
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I think its great that the Tory party have shown that it's ok to change your mind.

They had one contest to choose a leader, then after a while had a vote to see if they wanted rid and they didnt. Then some people went to see if they could change the rules to have another go at getting rid of her but instead made it intolerable for her to stay on and now they get to choose again.

All since the EU referendum.

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Old 21-06-2019, 08:06 AM
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And who elected Gordon Brown when he took over from Blair?
Good point and look at Boris' comments from the time if you're interested in the hypocrisy.

Also there was a widely used saying at the time "Elect Blair, get Brown" so the public knew that when at the ballot box.

There was no such promise at the last election and Boris will be coming in without a majority. He will probably have to do his own deal with the NI terrorists to maintain the confidence and supply arrangement. That is probably what should be being asked in this leadership contest. What are they going to offer the DUP to be able to form a majority?
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Old 21-06-2019, 08:11 AM
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Interesting.

Just how weird looking/ugly are you? Do you feel your unfortunate looks have held you back in life? Have you come to terms with it, doesn't sound like it.

You have my sympathy in any case.

However, as for politicians they have been lampooned in the UK for time immemorial - well for 200 years at least - and rightly or wrongly it kind of comes with the territory.
Richard Cromwell, our Lord Protector, was of course, Tumbledown Dick or Queen Duck

I think the final two have thick enough skins to deal with the flack
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And who elected Gordon Brown when he took over from Blair?
No doubt you kicked off bigtime about that and ever since, until now.....
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"Taking back control", innit?

The great British democracy in action. Less than 200,000 people get to decide who holds the reins of power, during possibly the most crucial period for our country so far this century.

And this new unelected PM - whichever of the 2 no-hopers it is - replaces the previous unelected PM.

Then we have the cheek to lecture other countries about their unrepresentative government structures - it's a sick joke.
May fought an election in 2017 and Conservatives were the biggest party.

How many times does it have to be said - no-one votes for who the PM is and never have done.
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No doubt you kicked off bigtime about that and ever since, until now.....
No because I vote for the party not the leader.
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No because I vote for the party not the leader.
You don't even do that, you simply vote for a representative. You may decide that based on who they stand for but if the resign the whip they no longer represent that party.
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