Fernando_Hobbs

Fernando_Hobbs

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1 hour ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Our final Next Tory Le... · 4 replies · +1 points

I was unimpressed with Hunt and Johnson and wrote a third name on the ballot paper. In effect, I spoiled my vote. Others I know claim to have done the same. Until the result is declared we won’t know the truth.

22 hours ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Richard Short: The EU ... · 0 replies · +1 points

You make a very relevant point. If he couldn’t be bothered to find out why Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe had gone to Iran, it is unreasonable to expect him to interest himself in matters affecting the livelihood of fellow Britons.

22 hours ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Richard Short: The EU ... · 3 replies · +1 points

If some E.U. countries interpret the rules one way and we do it differently, then most reasonable people would think the U.K. government is responsible.

When did UK requirements change? It will be rather embarrassing if it while he was part of the government.

22 hours ago @ http://www.conservativ... - An autumn election on ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Relying on the democracy argument is not as clear cut as you make out. The referendum result was a narrow win for an undefined exit from the E.U. in 2016. The following year the government went to the country to increase its majority to facilitate a hard Brexit taking us outside the SM and CU. As a result it lost its majority. There is no basis for saying the electorate has ever endorsed our leaving without a deal and relying on WTO rules.

22 hours ago @ http://www.conservativ... - An autumn election on ... · 3 replies · +1 points

It will be impossible to make this a single issue general election. It will inevitably widen to include other matters. If you really want the voters to confirm that they would accept a no-deal Brexit, relying on WTO terms, then hold a referendum with that issue on the ballot paper.

23 hours ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Richard Short: The EU ... · 6 replies · +1 points

Surely, this is easy to verify. Send a kipper to Spain or Poland and see what the authorities do there. If it just goes thru’ unchallenged Johnson is wrong and it is down to U.K. regulation. If it is stopped he has a point.

I’m surprised some of the tabloids haven’t already done this.

1 day ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Johnson's August 4) Wh... · 0 replies · +1 points

I’m not in favour but will would adjust, as we always have. We survived the Great Reform Act, actively promoted the extension of the franchise in 1867 and had some of our greatest victories after Gladstone’s 1885 Act. Votes for women presented no threat.

1 day ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Johnson's August 4) Wh... · 0 replies · +1 points

More likely they will need a coalition.

1 day ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Johnson's August 4) Wh... · 1 reply · +1 points

His alternative is to dress up May’s deal, warn the ERG that it is that or no Brexit, and hope more Labour MPs rebel or abstain. Completely cynical, of course, but we are discussing Boris.

1 day ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Iain Dale: If the fron... · 0 replies · +1 points

Well let the voters confirm that is the form of Brexit they want.