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Tory Leadership Vote
19 Jun 2019

Or...........after Boris led the Exodus of the Brits out of the EU the Tories then spent 40 years in the wilderness.

18 Jun 2019

For some reason the words 'joker' and 'clown' came to mind. "Well I don't know why I came here tonight. I've got the feeling that something ain't right. I'm so scared in case I fall off my chair, and I'm wondering how I'll get down the stairs. Clowns to the left of me! Jokers to the right! Here I am stuck in the middle with you. Yes I'm stuck in the middle with you, and I'm ...

Apparently Jeremy Hunt, one of the tory leadership candidates, was involved when this idea was first mooted. If you want some background info click on this link and have a read

It's not only me raising concerns.

15 Jun 2019

That was some 12 years ago and if a week is a longtime in politics then 12 years is an eternity. Times change. And anyway it's totally out of character for the normally media loving Boris not to want to be on the telly.

There just has to be a question concerning all this at the (very appropriate) BBC tory leadership/Prime Minister hustings being held on Tuesday. Our Next Prime Minister , hosted by Emily Maitlis, will be broadcast on BBC One at 20:00 BST on Tuesday. A maximum of five candidates will take part, as the person who gets the lowest number of votes in that day's second ballot of Tory MPs ...

@majorp - did you phrase the question so that it could be posed to, and answered by, all the candidates? I believe that was a requirement. BoJo now agreeing to attend the BBC question and answer hustings on Tuesday but still not the live audience one with Channel 4 on Sunday. Good Grief! This is the man that supposedly will show 'Brussels' what for. Yet he's not prepared to face a live ...

14 Jun 2019

It may be the case that only Conservative members have a vote but to say it is an internal Conservative Party matter is for the birds. I'll feel free, along with many others, to express my opinion of him and any other politician whatever party they are in whether or not I am a member of that particular party. Freedom of speech and all that.

14 Jun 2019

and the nearest to being a 'man of the people' of the lot still left in the running I'd say was Sajid Javid. Boris Johnson, Eton, Oxford Michael Gove, Robert Gordon's College, Oxford Jeremy Hunt, Charterhouse, Oxford Rory Stewart, Eton, Oxford Dominic Raab, Dr Challoner's Grammar School (state), Oxford Matt Hancock, King's School, Oxford Sajid Javid, Downend School ...

14 Jun 2019

Whether or not we have votes we should still have the opportunity to see what is on offer. What's the matter with Johnson? Is he frit? (to use a Thatcherite phrase).

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