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Re: What’s going on with Boris Johnson?

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There is a sneaky little development which may be important.
Apparently it is perfectly within Tory party Rules that the incumbent Boris can defend his position when the contest goes to a party vote.
That would mean that the last ballot could include the last two AND Boris.
This could explain why Boris has decided to cling on a bit longer knowing he could pull this stunt. Whether or not this comes to pass we shall have to see.
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Re: What’s going on with Boris Johnson?

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Gertie wrote: July 19th, 2022, 3:24 pm Sculptor
It is an irony that Tory power has been based on the FPTP system which has denied the public a PR system. A system which would avoid the harsh swings from left to right that so plagues British democracy.
I must've missed where I was plagued by a harsh swing to the Left.
1974?
But I think on the rubric of Thatcherism 1997 was a sea-change.
Switching from left to right most always involves the new rulers undoing much of what the previous party did on ideology lines.
Cameron wiped out most of the benefits of low waiting lists in NHS, and cut education and social care.
One would imagine had Corbyn got in Labour would have started to address those problems.


Well Badenoch's out at least, that woman is scary! She's as batshit right-wing as the worst of them, but comes across well.

I can't see Sunak or Truss winning the next General Election, even against Starmer. And Mordaunt seems to be waning - long-term it would be ideal if Sunak and Truss go through to the membership and we get PM Truss for two horribly bizarre years lol. I'd just need a holodeck to hide in till it all went away...
Starmer polls higher than all three, but I do not think that is much of a positive vote. You could put them against a tub of lard and the lard would get a better vote than Starmer.
The UK is all round ****, as I do not think that Labour is any longer an alternative.

The idea I was expressing is that were the proportion of the parties was more clearly expressed no strict mandates would ever be able to be called to lead to the sort of (lets face it) tyranny of the minority that every single government since Stanley Baldwin has represented, and that some sort of negotiated plan would have to be followed as is taken for granted in most civilised countries.
It might also give a stronger voice to outside views.
ATM we have to rely on Brighton for the Green party to have any voice at all.
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Sarina Wiegman for PM!!
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