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12 hours ago @ http://www.conservativ... - WATCH: Johnson meets M... · 6 replies · +1 points

A GE before 31 Oct must surely involve a pact with TBP with them fighting midlands and northern Labour seats the Tories wouldn't win and Tories standing aside in those seats, and they not fighting seats of true Brexiteer Tories who support 'no deal' /WTO.The same might be said for a GE after 31 Oct, as they'll be bound to be attempts get us much as possible back within subjection to the EU, and even it has been suggested EU-phile MPs could revoke Brexit altogether and drag us back into the EU. It might be necessary to ensure genuine conservative / Brexit govts in the foreseeable future. Brecon shows that a split in the Brexit vote will allow Remainers in (there, the combined Conservative/TBP vote would have won a 3,000 majority).

12 hours ago @ http://www.conservativ... - WATCH: Johnson meets M... · 7 replies · +1 points

If Boris can get a new agreement without the backstop, that would be great. But the whole of Mrs May's ghastly WA needs to be dumped, as it would lead to us still being trapped within the governance of the EU. In any case it must be unlikely he'll be able to find an Irish border solution in 30 days to satisfy the EU.

My reading of his letter to Mr Tusk is he envisages freedom from the Single Market, Customs Union and thus from the ECJ, after a transition period. A transition period would give more time to prepaer for WTO / 'no deal' but must be as short as possible!

WTO/ 'no deal' is still I think the best option likely to be available that would properly implement the referendum result.

3 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Changing Prime Ministe... · 0 replies · +1 points

May / Hammond do seem like a bad memory. Mrs May seems to have taken the reputation of politicians truthfulness to a new low. "Brexit means Brexit"; "No deal is better than a bad deal", while working through her ghastly WA to keep us subject to the EU, and working to ensure we do not truly leave (i.e. by 'no deal' / WTO)

As for Hammond, how is deselection going? Same would go for Grieve, Letwin, Stewart, Gauke, Greening... At least some of these would even vote against the Boris govt in a VNC, and would prefer a Marxist Corbyn govt to leaving the EU?

7 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - WATCH: Would Hammond v... · 1 reply · +1 points

He surely must be deselected (and pity Gauke's local party bottled out)

9 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Johnson as Ulysses. Af... · 5 replies · +1 points

Esther McVey seemed the most genuinely conservative of the candidates. It was inevitable that she would get nowhere near Boris, but that she came bottom with only 9 votes might show how un-conservative the PCP currently is. Her more genuine traditional conservatism and blue-collar conservatism, with emphasis on support for public services, with of course her more clear (more than any of the other candidates) support for a clean Brexit, is the formula needed to win over midlands and northern traditional Lab voters that the metropolitan Labour Party is not interested in. In a Boris-led govt, hopefully she should get a senior cabinet post - e.g. Education, Justice or Home Sec. While Boris might be the leader needed now to deliver us Brexit and to save us from Corbyn, McVey's time might still be to come.

9 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Conservative leadershi... · 2 replies · +1 points

She's the most genuinely conservative of the candidates. It was inevitable that she would get nowhere near Boris, but that she came bottom with only 9 votes might show how un-conservative the PCP currently is. Her more genuine traditional conservatism and blue-collar conservatism, with emphasis on support for public services, with of course her more clear (more than any of the other candidates) support for a clean Brexit, is the formula needed to win over midlands and northern traditional Lab voters shows that the metropolitan Labour Party is not interested in. In a Boris-led govt, hopefully she should get a senior cabinet post - e.g. Education, Justice or Home Sec. While Boris might be the leader needed now to deliver us Brexit and to save us from Corbyn, McVey's time might still be to come.

9 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Conservative leadershi... · 2 replies · +1 points

Oh how the BBC loves Rory Stewart!

10 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Andrew Gimson's leader... · 3 replies · +1 points

WHEN PARLIAMENT WORKS TO STOP 'NO DEAL', IT SURELY IS ACTUALLY WORKING TO STOP BREXIT.
Boris says he's not aiming at 'no deal'. But the only deal on offer is completely unacceptable and has been rejected by the HOC. So the only way to leave the EU is to leave on WTO terms (so-called 'no deal'), i.e. the clean Brexit leaving all EU institutions and to be free of all EU laws, that was voted for in the referendum. But Parliament is determined to stop this. Therefore when Parliament works to stop 'no deal' it is trying to stop Brexit.

So either:
1) If Parliament does block WTO / 'no deal', Boris, or whoever it is, call an immediate GE, before which MPs (Greive, Hammond, Greening, Letwin, Rudd, Gauke et al) and candidates who oppose WTO Brexit are deselected; make a pact with TBP so the Tories don't fight Northern Labour Leave seats they can't win and TBP don't fight true Brexit Tory candidates in Tory-winnable seats, or

2) Prorogue Parliament.

Because Parliament is working for the Establishment against the people to thwart Brexit, I can see no other way out of this mess than these two options. A pact with TBP might be less necessary if Boris becomes PM as he'd more likely win a large majority, but anti- clean Brexit MPs and candidates would still have to be deselected.

10 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - WATCH: Johnson launche... · 5 replies · +1 points

Boris says he's not aiming at 'no deal'. But the only deal on offer is completely unacceptable and has been rejected by the HOC. So the only way to leave the EU is to leave on WTO terms (so-called 'no deal'), i.e. the clean Brexit leaving all EU institutions and to be free of all EU laws, that was voted for in the referendum. But Parliament is determined to stop this. Therefore when Parliament works to stop 'no deal' it is trying to stop Brexit.

So either:
1) If Parliament does block WTO / 'no deal', Boris, or whoever it is, call an immediate GE, before which MPs (Greive, Hammond, Greening, Letwin, Rudd, Gauke et al) and candidates who oppose WTO Brexit are deselected; make a pact with TBP so the Tories don't fight Northern Labour Leave seats they can't win and TBP don't fight true Brexit Tory candidates in Tory-winnable seats, or

2) Prorogue Parliament.

Because Parliament is working for the establishment against the people to thwart Brexit, I can see no other way out of this mess than these two options. A pact with TBP might be less necessary if Boris becomes PM as he'd more likely win a large majority, but anti- clean Brexit MPs and candidates would still have to be deselected.

10 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Boris Johnson answers ... · 3 replies · +1 points

Boris prefers negotiations with the EU and 'unity' with Remainers in preference to a clean WTO Brexit Such a strategy will surely end in failure. He even thinks 'no deal' won't be the result. So will he only try to improve Mrs May's dreadful WA? Although he'll put 'no deal' back on the table in the hope the EU will improve its WA so we'll leave on 31 October, I'm not convinced he'll not extend the deadline beyond 31 Oct. Of the candidates, Esther McVey seems the most likely to implement a clean WTO Brexit on 31 Oct.

And, apart from Brexit, Boris is more a metropolitan social liberal than a conservative. But I can accept he may be the best hope of avoiding a Corbyn Marxist govt.