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Old 07-07-2022, 10:34 AM
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The useless turd has agreed to resign finally. :yes!:



Found it amusing that the Sun put out this headline this morning and by the time anyone was out and about and seeing it in every shop he had already resigned :lol:

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Old 07-07-2022, 01:16 PM
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I woke up at about 3:00 AM for no apparent reason, started scrolling TikTok, and landed on a live broadcast of the parliament meltdown. I watched it for a while not really understanding what I was watching, but definitely had the sense that wild things are happening over there.
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What is happening?! :freakout: Something like 59 Conservative MPs walked off the job and/or resigned in disgrace?

Nobody wants to work anymore!

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They’ll be lining up for lorry driver jobs then off to the fields to get the crop in.
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They resigned from posts in the cabinet. They didn't resign as MPs. That would imply some kind of integrity. (Actually it would imply they believed they had done something wrong themselves. Like sexual offences in office. Only about 3 have done that. This year.)
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The reason they finally turned against Boris, was that they were ordered, by Boris's team, to go out and defend him in media interviews by telling lies about how much Boris knew about the history of the sex predator (a friend of Boris) who Boris had given a government job too. This is normal behaviour for ministers, of course, but on this occasion the lies were particularly transparent and quickly unravelled with Boris having to apologize with the explanation, "I forgot - I'm a busy man, you know, you can't expect me to remember every tiny detail."

The ministers have long known that Boris is a compulsive liar: he'd been sacked when a journalist for making up news stories, and a former Tory leader had sacked him from a junior political job for lying about one of his mistresses.

But the ministers didn't mind that. They were happy for Boris to lie to the electorate; to the Queen, to his wives and girlfriends, but they didn't like Boris lying to them - at least not when those lies weren't good ones that would remain undiscovered for a reasonable time.

So Boris had to go, and the mechanism they used to force him to go was by mass resignation of government ministers till there were insufficient ministers in post to allow the country to be governed.

Most Tory ministers are vehemently against public workers going on strike, but they're happy to do it themselves without feeling the slightest twinge of hypocrisy or guilt.
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Old 07-08-2022, 06:00 AM
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The pro-Brexiteers are pissed with BoZo too. They say he hasn't tried to do half the things he said he'd do.
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A beacon of hope for stupid people. You might think that being stupid would prevent you from getting a well paid job, but here is Truss: a cabinet minister, traveling the world as Foreign Secretary, and hoping to become the next British Prime Minister.

Things have changed in our modern world: it's no longer necessary to be musically talented to become a musical superstar; acting talent is not necessarily a prerequisite to land a top job in Hollywood*, and thick people can now do jobs where intelligence would once have been a requirement.

* Nicholas Cage, for example.
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How dare you.
Sorry, I didn't intentionally misspell his name. Nicolas is the way he spells it.
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A beacon of hope for stupid people. You might think that being stupid would prevent you from getting a well paid job, but here is Truss: a cabinet minister, traveling the world as Foreign Secretary, and hoping to become the next British Prime Minister.
The shortlist has been shortened to two: Rishi Sunak, short of stature, short of understanding; and the above-mentioned Liz Truss, short of ideas, short of speaking ability.

This article suggests she may have a slightly better chance at the final stage (where the entirely unrepresentative electoral college of Conservative Party members votes)!

Who will be Britain's next prime minister, Rishi Sunak or Liz Truss? | Zoe Williams, Sahil Dutta, Henry Hill, Moya Lothian-McLean and Simon Jenkins | The Guardian

Which, if it happens, will be a natural evolution of Britain's descent through the multiple circles of farce. And a godsend for comedians and satirists.
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Ah yes, the "Kim Campbell". We did that in Canada some decades ago. Tories about to be soundly humiliated so put up someone other than a white man to be the face of the collapse.
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Truss's first tweet, after becoming a finalist, said that she was "ready to hit the ground from day one."

The tweet was deleted and retweeted with the word 'running' inserted between 'ground' and 'from'. I expect her keepers will be managing her tweets from now on...

A glimpse of the standard of leadership we can expect from this intellectual titan.
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Having observed Liz Truss from a healthy distance for a little while, I wonder if there's some sort of gender equity achievement in having a very stupid woman credibly contending to replace a surprisingly stupid man. Like, I never got the sense that Theresa May is exceptionally dim. Truss could really inspire other stupid women in the UK that they no longer have to do better than stupid men to achieve. (The US far outpaces most countries in this particular dimension of gender equality, at least in one specific party.)
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This reminds me of the immortal words of Roman Hruska (R-NE), defending a Nixon SCOTUS nominee who was called mediocre:

"Even if he were mediocre, there are a lot of mediocre judges and people and lawyers. They are entitled to a little representation, aren't they, and a little chance? We can't have all Brandeises, Frankfurters and Cardozos."

(There may have been (((something))) going on in his choice of those three particular justices in his statement there...)
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Saw an article that said the MPs prefer Sunak, but the membership prefers Truss... I've been saying since the start that Sunak can't win because the Tory membership is too racist. I guess we'll see.
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Sunak was also the chancellor in charge of our 'levelling up' agenda, with a billionaire wife who paid zero tax. And he was fined for attending a partygate party.
Both Sunak and Truss propped up Boris throughout his reign, and Truss remains his Foreign Secretary to this day.
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At this rate the PM seat seems like a live grenade being passed around like hot potato and people should be voting for whom ever they want to see crash and burn.

Question, what happens now to Boris, does he slink back to one of his mistress’s house or is he still a major part of the conservative party, just not in the PM hot seat?
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Question, what happens now to Boris, does he slink back to one of his mistress’s house or is he still a major part of the conservative party, just not in the PM hot seat?
His view is probably "still indispensable". Everybody else was only a fan because they believed he could win elections. So, there will be slinking.
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Thursday briefing: The questions that will determine the next prime minister | Conservative leadership | The Guardian

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Clownfall: Britain after Boris | Jul 9th 2022 | The Economist
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