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Nicky Morgan considering standing for Tory leadership when David Cameron quits

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Morninglover, Oct 1, 2015.

  1. Morninglover

    Morninglover Star commenter

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  2. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    Wow. Imagine if Ed Balls ousted Jeremy Corbyn - him and Ms Morgan could have a scary staring contest across the floor of the House of Commons. It would be like a scene from an X-Men movie, with other MPs fleeing in panic amid a flurry of abandoned order papers as the radiation levels began to rise and the varnish began to bubble and peel off the woodwork. Bring it on I say.
  3. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    Last edited: Oct 1, 2015
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  4. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    Difficult to make a case otherwise...
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  5. Morninglover

    Morninglover Star commenter

    if you say so...but it's also about politics in general.

    The sort of thing that would go well on a Forum called...I don't know...Maybe 'Opinion'??? Yes, that's probably what we need! ;)
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  6. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    I think our illustrious Chancellor may have other ideas.
    However, I do not really care, the tories will be out next time:p
  7. Morninglover

    Morninglover Star commenter

    With Corbyn as Lab leader? Doubt it.

    My money's on Osborne or May to succeed Cameron.
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  8. CWadd

    CWadd Star commenter

    Has she run out of ideas already?


    Morgan vs Corbyn...be like something out of a surreal sitcom...
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  9. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    People laughed when he entered the leadership contest, many are not laughing now, I suspect that may be the case in 2020. Well, I live in hope!!!
  10. maurice-r

    maurice-r Established commenter

    Corbyn knew he'd win given Miliband's misguided change to Labour's leadership election procedure, which effectively handed over power to the mainly leftist activists who seem to have forgotten three election victories from a Blairite platform, and the sudden advent of the three-quid voters who may have defected from the odious "Respect" . But he won't last till the next election. Labour may well be finished, may split or become a party of permanent opposition . Oh, and, Nicky Morgan isn't sharp enough. Osborne for PM from 2020.
  11. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    Morgan seems to me to be at least as vacuous and out of her depth as education secretary as Ruth Kelly was.

    I'm sure the Tories have better candidates than her (please don't say Osborne - he's dead from the waist up AND down).
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  12. BobbyPhilips

    BobbyPhilips Established commenter

    I think they are. His performance this week did little to cause a change of mind.
  13. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Jeremy has something of the Lubyanka about him.
    Thanks Ann.
  14. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    I think the way he performs resonates with ordinary people, it does not resonate with the political establishment and for that he would get my vote.
  15. BobbyPhilips

    BobbyPhilips Established commenter

    Resonates with ordinary labour supporters. He appears way out of depth. He, like most, is a poor public speaker and rambles on in an unstructured way. The autocue helped but still a dull delivery. He is in a difficult position. After a life of complaining and opposition he is lacking in ideas. So many questions result in ,don't know. Probably an ok guy in the pub but no leader. Even the ideas flip flop week to week e.g. academies and utilities. He reckons Ed Sec really important job but gave it to a person he had never met.
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  16. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    I am not saying you are wrong BP, appearances can be deceptive though.
    I would rather have someone leading us with his/her heart even if they make occasional gaffs than the current bunch of mindless robots frequenting Westminster. We have had a succession of similar types of government since maggie, thay have all diligently trotted out the same old diatribe and implemented similar barmy economic policies on the altar of capitalism and where are we after so many years and so many governments? In the dark brown organic as usual.
  17. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    They included “shoe shopping with Theresa May”, breakfast and “an early morning 5k run” with the Education Secretary, Nicky Morgan, and an optimistically named “10k Iron Man Endeavour” with Iain Duncan Smith.


    Raffle prizes! Nicky clearly thinks well of herself, doesn't she? Positive self-regard, eh! I wonder how much money she raised for Tory funds. If they'd have asked me I'd possibly have paid NOT to meet her.
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  18. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter


    Ahh, shame! A silent auction. Sadly we may never know. Boo hiss.
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  19. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    Depends what you call a gaffe really. For some people it's not singing the National Anthem. For others it's leading us into catastrophic foreign wars causing the deaths of hundreds of thousands etc.
  20. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    She still has work to do in education

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