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End of MAY

Posted: Wed 22 May, 2019 18.28
by barcode
Not the month the Current PM. It will either be today or Friday...




Re: Mays on the way out

Posted: Wed 22 May, 2019 19.11
by Philip
I read this as 'Mars on the way out' and was ready to start stockpiling Mars bars.

Re: Mays on the way out

Posted: Wed 22 May, 2019 19.46
by cwathen
Andrea Leadsom has just resigned...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-48374098

My call would be Friday morning once the EU election results become clear.

Re: Mays on the way out

Posted: Wed 22 May, 2019 20.14
by Neil
Who honestly thinks a different PM is going to manage this debacle any better?

Re: Mays on the way out

Posted: Wed 22 May, 2019 21.26
by cwathen
Neil DG wrote:
Wed 22 May, 2019 20.14
Who honestly thinks a different PM is going to manage this debacle any better?
At least they could pick a direction and try and try to convince a majority to follow with it being clear what they do and do not stand for. Either go for a remainer's brexit with a deal being mandatory with second referendum/Peoples Vote (TM) /confirmatory vote/whatever it's called this week to confirm it or go for a leaver's brexit with a deal being a nice to have but no deal being an option and no second referendum.

May's downfall ultimately has been based on her fence sitting and trying to appease everyone, leading to her satisfying no one. I can think of no other parliamentary bill in my lifetime where MPs of such diametrically opposed viewpoints ultimately voted the same way to defeat it.

Re: Mays on the way out

Posted: Wed 22 May, 2019 22.32
by thegeek

Re: Mays on the way out

Posted: Thu 23 May, 2019 19.04
by simonipswich1
cwathen wrote:
Wed 22 May, 2019 19.46
Andrea Leadsom has just resigned...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-48374098

My call would be Friday morning once the EU election results become clear.
Don't think we will know the result until Sunday when the polls close in the EU as they vote on Sunday.

Re: End of MAY

Posted: Thu 23 May, 2019 20.32
by barcode
When has he ever been right?


Re: End of MAY

Posted: Sat 25 May, 2019 17.28
by all new Phil
Something that’s being missed in all this about May resigning...

She will have to go to the Queen to resign and suggest her successor (ie the new Tory leader). That person then has to command a majority in the House of Commons, otherwise they can’t form a government.

So say Boris becomes leader, the Queen invites him to form the government, and then either the DUP refuse to back him or a couple of rebellious / mischievous Tories vote against him. I’m not convinced the next Tory leader will automatically become PM.

Re: End of MAY

Posted: Sat 25 May, 2019 18.26
by gottago
^ But can't minority governments exist?

Re: End of MAY

Posted: Sat 25 May, 2019 20.56
by barcode
gottago wrote:
Sat 25 May, 2019 18.26
^ But can't minority governments exist?
Only if they’re stable ;)

LOOK whos now in 3rd place.....

Boris Johnson - 11/10
Dominic Raab - 6/1
Michael Gove - 8/1
Andrea Leadsom - 12/1
Jeremy Hunt - 12/1
Rory Stewart - 12/1
Penny Mordaunt - 20/1
Matthew Hancock - 25/1
Sajid Javid - 25/1
Graham Brady - 33/1
Steve Baker - 33/1
Esther McVey - 66/1
Jacob Rees-Mogg - 66/1
James Cleverly - 66/1
Priti Patel - 66/1