Tolleshunt

Tolleshunt

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164 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - WATCH: See that girl, ... · 0 replies · +1 points

I second that.

164 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - WATCH: See that girl, ... · 0 replies · +1 points

With respect, Mrs May, awkward, robotic jigging is not dancing, you are not a queen and declaring our party to be for 'everyone' is utopian, i.e. unachievable.

As for policy in respect of Brexit, Boris told you what to do yesterday: Chuck Chequers!

164 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - "Britain, at its best,... · 0 replies · +1 points

Go, Saj! Lots to commend in your speech, I love your patriotism and that you are unafraid to share emotion with us as well as cool, level headedness. You are such a good bloke, I would love to see you and Boris form a winning dream team to replace May. You'd beat all comers.

Meanwhile, for over two hours, massive queues have been jammed outside the venue, up the stairs and all around, where Boris will be speaking at 1pm. Go, Boz!
https://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/conserva...

164 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Henry Newman: What May... · 1 reply · +1 points

Theresa May was booed at her own party conference in an unprecedented backlash against her much-criticised Chequers plan. The Conservative Association chairman and Tory members heckled the Prime Minister as she referenced her Brexit proposals in a speech. She was also denied a standing ovation as she left the closed meeting of the National Conservative Convention (NCC), the most senior body of the party’s voluntary wing. It is believed to be the first time a prime minister has not received the traditional round of applause at the end of the two-hour grassroots event, which kicks off the conference every year.

Telegraph
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2018/10/02/m...

164 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Henry Newman: What May... · 5 replies · +1 points

"this was never going to be an easy few days for Theresa May"

You can say that again, she was booed by her own party members, who also refused to give her the mandatory standing ovation.

There's now nothing left for PM May but to resign - today.

164 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Our Next Tory Leader s... · 1 reply · +1 points

@ mjparker "Johnson plays well with the Conservative Party membership. But the Conservative Party is less than 100,000 members..Johnson will struggle to get elected because... just is too narrow...divisive"

Exactly the same claim was made against Boris' chances of winning the London mayorship,
yet Boris won, polling over a million votes from right across the political spectrum.

164 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Our Next Tory Leader s... · 0 replies · +1 points

Good points, viva Boris.

164 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Our Next Tory Leader s... · 2 replies · +1 points

The claim that Boris morphed from a europhile into a eurosceptic in 2016 is complete nonsense.

"There are three views on Europe: the get-outers, those in favour of the status quo and those in favour of the option outlined by Johnson." (Nick Robinson Telegraph 2012)

Believing that the Eurozone would collapse under the weight of its own flaws and repeated crises and the EU with it, Boris always called for a radically reformed and democratised EU, which recognised UK as a permanent member of an outer zone. Boris believed this was achievable.

And if we can't reform the EU? "Then UK should leave", Boris said.

"Britain should demand membership on terms "in line with what people in Britain want"..."Boil it down to the single market. Scrap the social chapter. Scrap the fisheries policy. We could construct a relationship with the EU that more closely resembled that of Norway or Switzerland – except that we would be inside the single market council, and able to shape legislation"

"I don’t understand why we [government] continually urge the eurozone countries to go forward with this fiscal and political union, when we know in our hearts that it is anti-democratic and therefore intellectually and morally wrong."

We should not, Boris said, be lashing Britain to "this Procrustean nightmare" (ie, the status quo)"..."He said that pulling the Eurozone closer together would create even more social unrest in Europe. [It] "has no democratic legitimacy whatever"..."tax and spending policies effectively mandated by Berlin, policies that are proving painful, bitterly resented and have led to serious social and political instability, with more to come."

When Cameron's renegotiation failed, Boris, perfectly consistent with his prior position, recognised, as many others did, that the EU had become unreformable. That's when he began supporting Leave.

He said the prospect of Britain leaving the EU was worrying foreign investors. However, "he said the eurozone would eventually collapse. "It will eventually blow up," he said. The euro had been "a calamitous project"."

(Boris, Speech in Europe 2012) https://www.theguardian.com/politics/blog/2012/de...

164 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Our Next Tory Leader s... · 1 reply · +1 points

@ WRoy Exactly.

164 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Our Next Tory Leader s... · 2 replies · +1 points

I disagree, Boris and Sajid: the dream ticket. Do you recall the doom merchants screeching that Boris would never be elected as Mayor of London? Boz united and inspired not just Conservatives but labour supporters to vote for him. Who is your favoured candidate for party leader, albatross Hammond, failing that, any remainer will do?