The Conservative Party Leadership Race

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The Conservative Party Leadership Race

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And they're off. Stephen Crabb has thrown his hat into the ring; I've never heard of him. Liam Fox is in too and it would be awfully ungentlemanly to bring up that unfortunate business where he showed poor judgement, so I won't mention it. No sign of Boris or May as yet.
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Francis Bacon wrote:And they're off. Stephen Crabb has thrown his hat into the ring; I've never heard of him. Liam Fox is in too and it would be awfully ungentlemanly to bring up that unfortunate business where he showed poor judgement, so I won't mention it. No sign of Boris or May as yet.
They are really scratching around if Crabb's in the ring. :shock:
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I think Daniel Hannan would be a very good choice.

Theresa May? Christ in a tombola.
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Bookies now have Theresa May as favourite. (Previously it was Johnson)
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She's hopeless! Totally failed in her job, for years and years and hid away during the referendum campaign.

Owen Paterson, Jacob Rees-Mogg, David Davis, Dominic Raab - all good candidates.

May is about the worst I can think of - with the exception, of course, of the unbelievably dreadful Anna Soubry.
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I reckon Soubry is a Labour plant. There is no other explanation I can find for her Greenham Common-style approach to politics.
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oldmacdonald wrote:I reckon Soubry is a Labour plant. There is no other explanation I can find for her Greenham Common-style approach to politics.
But Jezza wants a new style of non-confrontational politics.
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Never heard of this Crabb bloke.

Would not be a good choice. Sturgeon and Salmond will have him for lunch.

Johnson is now 8/11 - although historically Tory leaders tend to end up not being the expected favourite.
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Mr Tappin,
Allow me to enlighten you:

"Crabb is a Christian who believes in the value of prayer and who feels the church should play an active role in community life.

He has links to Christian Action Research and Education, an advocacy group that some say is opposed to full LGBT rights - CARE provided Crabb's office with interns in 2010, and during the 1990s Crabb himself was a parliamentary intern for the organisation. Crabb has stated that he does not "support or endorse any views about ‘gay cure’ theology."

Source wiki.

Religious nutcase alert!!!!!


Mind you ladies and gentlemen this, is one of the alternatives?


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Bob Tappin wrote: hid away during the referendum campaign
I wish I had, then I wouldn't feel like such a helmet now!

This whole episode has been a clusterf**k from start to finish of such magnitude it really isn't funny. Since last Thursday (and in the six month build up before, to be fair), due to a perculiarly modern British mix of idiocy on the part of the electorate and incompetence/more idiocy/crassness/ineptitude/deceitfulness/downright bentness on the part of the "political classes" the UK has effectively ceased to exist with any kind of credibility and/or influence on the European or world stage.

However everyone, as you were, because wimbledon has started FFS!
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getalife wrote:
Bob Tappin wrote: because wimbledon has started FFS!
That's a grump in its own right.
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It doesn't matter who gets the job, he/she will be castigated on here for previous incompetence and stupidity or failing that, for presumed future I. and S.
It is always worse than the last, we will be begging for Dave to come back after six months. Best chance is if the German army is standing in front of Warsaw Town Hall, engines running, then a Churchillian figure will emerge from the back benches and deliver us.

The decision SHOULD be about who is strong enough and cussed enough to stand up to the EU negotiators, in which case it has to be Boris, he may not be the full shilling but then looking at Junckers and Merkel , he will fit right in.
I see no one else except maybe CJ , but he is probably busy...
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Stephen Crabb........who?
Anyone who is so ridiculously bewhiskered really cannot believe to be taken seriously, surely.
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Michael Gove fancies his chances.
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Andrea Leadsom is up for it too. Another person I've never heard of.
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Apparently the love in with Mr B is over, that didn't take long....

"He said he was standing because he had come "to the conclusion that Boris cannot provide the leadership or build the team for the task ahead".

"In the next few days I will lay out my plan for the United Kingdom which I hope can provide unity and change.""

Source BBC.

I reckon he's bricking it that Boris may not be completely interested in taking us completely out with immigration control (or indeed any of it) and was only in it to get the top job in No. 10. But that would be far fetched right?
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