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Old 20th June 2019, 12:57 PM
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I just have a strange feeling that Boris will fall at the last hurdle.
There are a lot of skeletons in his cupboard, which is why he has been keeping a low profile. Also, the Tory front-runner rarely wins.

Lots of whispers about the number of offspring he has scattered about, and no doubt disgruntled ex-es.

Keep an eye on the Front Pages once the voting slips go out to the membership.

Revenge is a dish best served cold.

Talking to myself as usual.

For those of you following the Tory Leadership race 'back home' it's now down to the final three. It will be whittled down to the final two this afternoon, then Tory party members will get to choose their new leader (and PM).

Boris is in a runaway lead, but Michael Gove has now sneaked into second place ahead of Jeremy Hunt.

Big problem for Boris as he fears a head-on with Gove will result in Gove throwing anything he can find at Boris to try and bring him down ( he did the same thing 3 years ago).

Tory MPs vote again this afternoon to choose the final two...will Boris 'lend' some of his troops to the Hunt camp to vote for Jeremy and ensure it's a much easier run-in?

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Both Gove and Johnson are adept at the dirty tricks game so if the two come head to head they will both be well matched. Hard lines for the country to be led by any of the con men on offer.

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Old 20th June 2019, 05:07 PM
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Hunt got second place by two votes...

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This thread will generate a lot of heat but very little light.

I know who I think will win and be the better of the two candidates to deliver the Brexit that was mandated by the Euro Election on 23 May 2019 and the outstanding result for the Brexit Party therein. Not the resuult I may have wished but as that is the voter's' choice then fair play to them by me.

It is for Card Carrying Tory Party supporters to decide now and as I am not one I have no say.

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This thread will generate a lot of heat but very little light.

I know who I think will win and be the better of the two candidates to deliver the Brexit that was mandated by the Euro Election on 23 May 2019 and the outstanding result for the Brexit Party therein. Not the resuult I may have wished but as that is the voter's' choice then fair play to them by me.

It is for Card Carrying Tory Party supporters to decide now and as I am not one I have no say.
The euro elections in may were not a mandate for anything. They were to elect members of the european parliament according to your party preference.

Why does ‘brexit’ need the definite article?

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There was an interesting interview with Ian Dale a Conservative commentator the other day He said that whist it will only be the Tory members who elect the leader they are in fact influenced by the electorate at large because they are desperate to retain power Thus Cameron won against Davies because he had a better showing in the polls generally although he was trailing in polls of Tory members And what a great decision that turned out to be

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The euro elections in may were not a mandate for anything. They were to elect members of the european parliament according to your party preference.

Why does ‘brexit’ need the definite article?
I give Brexit the Definte Article as it is a single episode in History as for example is The Spanish Armada, The Amercian Civil War etc and I feel it needs one as a Noun whereas if you use it as a Verb it would be "To Brexit" and no doubt historians will say "Britain Brexited on 31 Oct 2019".

The people voted which I what I wanted to see and in an up to date poll not a three year old stale Refrendum and the outome in Euro MPs won in the British regions was that the largest number was for the Brexit Party, the clue is in their name. That is good enough for me and is a mandate for the next PM, probably Boris, to Deliver the Brexit as he has promised to do.

I would rather the vote had been to Remain but as a democrat I accept that it was not and have quit all the Remainer Groups on Facebook etc as I feel that a Second Referendum is now redundant and would just throw yet another unnecessary delay into the process. I also feel that the behaviour of some remainers with silly cartoons and name calling of Boris Johnson is purile and belongs to a Primary School playground and that they are being Bad Losers.

I doubt that this answer will satisfy you but that is your problem not mine. Quod scripsi, scripsi as Pilate said.

I also said that this thread would generate Heat but not Light so I shall not be particpating in it henceforth.

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The top leadership contender and would be Prime Minister, Boris Johnson:

https://bylinetimes.com/2019/06/12/t...n-never-falls/

https://bylinetimes.com/2019/06/14/t...w-on-the-road/

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"I was Boris Johnson’s boss: he is utterly unfit to be prime minister"

https://www.theguardian.com/commenti...-party-britain

"Almost the only people who think Johnson a nice guy are those who do not know him."
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"I was Boris Johnson’s boss: he is utterly unfit to be prime minister"

https://www.theguardian.com/commenti...-party-britain

"Almost the only people who think Johnson a nice guy are those who do not know him."
Well, those 'strangers' have just put him into No.10.

Be careful what you wish for ...

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