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Is this the beginning of the end of Johnson?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Sally006, Sep 24, 2019.

  1. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    Now let me think. @schoolsout4summer

    "I need five weeks to prepare for the Queen's Speech and Parliament sitting would prevent me from doing that."

    (Trolling off to NY won't get in the way of my prep though. Obviously.)

    Yeah. It's traditional to shut down Parliament for that period of time. Always has been. Ha! But Boris is a master of fine detail and an intellectual colossus so .......

    Oh, hell. I'm gonna go for it. Boris lied to the Queen. So sue me.
     
  2. Stiltskin

    Stiltskin Star commenter

    The Queen has been put in an awkward position though. The court's ruling said that it wasn't just the request but the mechanism itself, which the Queen personally approved, was unlawful.
     
  3. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

     
  4. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    Misuse of the idea or maybe I was unclear..I meant the majority of politicians, not just Borris, Ther are a lot more out there just peddling their own ideas and living in the valley of indecision!
     
  5. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    As a point of view, just whom would you replace him with, There are many who might wish the staring role but exactly who? Macdonnell with a truely Marxist lean for example?
    I have still not seen clear contenders if you replace Corbyn.
     
  6. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    It was a struggle for the Tories to find someone to replace May as well. The idiot they came up with has so far been humiliated in every Commons vote on his policies and humiliated by the Supreme Court. The gamble that Johnson was the best person to defeat Corbyn is working out really well, ain't it?
     
  7. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    The polls suggest it's going just fine.
     
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  8. Oscillatingass

    Oscillatingass Star commenter

    Yet the Tories have a significant lead in the poles. How did that happen? I guess it must be all the racist, ill educated homophobes.
     
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  9. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    I will have no say in the matter, but some claim that Laura Pidcock is the rapidly rising star of the party (who certainly need a female leader before long).
     
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  10. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    Ah, those Poles.
     
  11. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    Not really. Johnson was the obvious front-runner from the moment May resigned.

    Tories currently have a 15 point lead over Labour, according to the latest opinion polls. Johnson's approval rating was at 41 percent, last time I looked, compared with Corbyn's 14 percent.

    Personally, I find it almost unbelievable that with probably the worst government in modern history, the main opposition party is trailing so badly in the polls. Even an incompetent opposition party should be streaks ahead by now.
     
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  12. Oscillatingass

    Oscillatingass Star commenter

    :oops: Now where did I put that Wodka? Oops I drank it all. That'll teach me.
     
  13. schoolsout4summer

    schoolsout4summer Star commenter

    I blame us - teachers, who have totally failed to teach critical thought in State schools.
     
  14. Oscillatingass

    Oscillatingass Star commenter

    In the latter years of my teaching career I found my freedom regarding what I could teach and indeed, how I taught it was becoming increasingly "prorogued."
     
  15. ilovesooty

    ilovesooty Star commenter

    Looking at comments on social media it's difficult not to come to that conclusion.
     
  16. Oscillatingass

    Oscillatingass Star commenter

    With the exception of TES, I steer well clear of social media.
     
  17. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

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  18. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    It's reached a stage beyond embarrassing.
     
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  19. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    It depends which polls you choose to look at and when you look. Some say the lead is just 6%. Maintaining that lead at a GE will depend on whether Johnson is actually able to meet his promise of leaving the EU on 31st October or has to eat humble pie and request an extension of the deadline.

    Brexiter Tory voters may feel they've been betrayed and switch their allegiance to the Brexit party. Johnson's personal ratings have plummeted since the surge when he became PM.

    However since the pollsters got the 2015 election result wrong, the referendum result wrong and the 2017 GE result wrong, I am astonished that you take a blind bit of notice of them.
     
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  20. CraigCarterSmith

    CraigCarterSmith Senior commenter

    have we decided if Proroguing was or wasn't about BREXIT yet? :D

    p.s Why are the English Nationalist wing of the Brexit movement so thick?

    You can't have it both ways :confused::rolleyes:
     

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