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brizzlemint Fri 15-Mar-19 07:40:48

Who do you think would make a good PM for the country and why?

I'm hard pushed to think who - DS reckons maybe Jeremy Clarkson could step up to the plate (he's joking....I hope!)

Cupofcake Fri 15-Mar-19 07:52:46

Jeremy Clarkson. Oh how lovely we could have a national festival of racist language each year on March 29th.
No I can't think of anyone who could lead us out of this current mess.

DustyMaiden Fri 15-Mar-19 08:00:53

Shame Maggie is dead.

I don’t think Thresa has done anything wrong. She is on a hiding to nothing.

It’s like we’re in a room with three doors. Vote door 1 - no. Door 2 - no. Door 3. No. Jump out the window - no. Oh look we’re stuck in here.

MeredithGrey1 Fri 15-Mar-19 08:26:04

I’m definitely no fan of Theresa May, but I sort of think that at the moment, as far as Brexit is concerned it doesn’t really matter who the PM is. Unless you also massively changed the make up of Parliament, any PM would have exactly the same issues (not being able to get a majority for anything except more time).
Having said that she is doing a particularly bad job, I mean, her own whip abstained from voting!

RafaIsTheKingOfClay Fri 15-Mar-19 08:46:47

But it wouldn’t be the same. The WA looks like it does because of the line she chose to take on brexit. That line was taken to appease the ERG rather than there being any support for it elsewhere. A different approach would have ended with a different WA that might have passed. At the very least the sort of indicative votes we’re discussing having now would have been done ages ago.
I’m not sure many would keep presenting the same bill despite it having the greatest ever defeat the first time it was voted on either.

GottenGottenGotten Fri 15-Mar-19 09:09:49

Shame Maggie is dead

Because British needs a 95 year old prime minister? I'm not sure you'd get many on board with that one.

rainingonmyfireworks Fri 15-Mar-19 09:30:44

at least may is trying to get things sorted out, she could have jacked it in months ago.as a matter of interest i don't see many men pushing for the job, so many politicians are all mouth and no substance.
i respect her for being a strong woman.

MeredithGrey1 Fri 15-Mar-19 09:48:41

@RafalsTheKingOfClay
But it wouldn’t be the same. The WA looks like it does because of the line she chose to take on brexit. That line was taken to appease the ERG rather than there being any support for it elsewhere. A different approach would have ended with a different WA that might have passed.

If that was replying to me, yes I agree, I meant that from where we are now, I don’t see swapping out PM making a huge difference. A different PM from the start of course may have led to a different situation now.

MaMaMaMySharona Fri 15-Mar-19 09:54:11

I'd rather we got a PM who could be honest and admit that the task at hand is impossible, damaging to the UK economy and a waste of time.

MaMaMaMySharona Fri 15-Mar-19 09:54:34

**and who doesn't keep bringing the same deal back to the table over and over again and wasting time!

HalfBloodPrincess Fri 15-Mar-19 09:56:08

Brian Cox. I know he’s joked about it before but I think he’d make a brilliant PM.

onalongsabbatical Fri 15-Mar-19 10:01:43

Gina Miller - intelligent, informed, fearless, knows how to listen and discuss, isn't (as far as one can tell) motivated by her own self-image but genuinely wants the best for the country. Unfortunately on the record as not wanting to run for political office.

MissionItsPossible Fri 15-Mar-19 10:08:12

Katie Price. She's run for parliament before so I don't see why she couldn't give it another go.

Crowdfundingforcake Fri 15-Mar-19 10:12:23

We need a cabinet of all the talents to include Keir Starmer, Ruth Davidson, Nicola Sturgeon, Ken Clarke, Brian Cox, Mark Carney, Sandy Toksvig.

Mmmhmmokdear Fri 15-Mar-19 10:13:18

Genuinely, my DH would be brilliant. Or my DM.

RafaIsTheKingOfClay Fri 15-Mar-19 10:27:03

It wasn’t aimed specifically at you Meredith

For the most part, I agree that changing now wouldn’t help. We’re a bit stuffed really.

I think Yvette Cooper needs to be added to that cabinet. She’s been pretty good on brexit so far.

VladmirsPoutine Fri 15-Mar-19 10:41:13

Brian Cox would be great. Evidence-led policy making would be refreshing. Not all this playing to the gallery a la Javid, May, Johnson etc...

rainingonmyfireworks Fri 15-Mar-19 15:09:49

katie price ? good god, mission do you fancy putting her in charge of the country ?? shock for a moment i thought you mentioned katie price and parliament in the same breath smile

LagunaBubbles Fri 15-Mar-19 15:12:15

Shame Maggie is dead

Yes otherwise she could destroy Scotland just a bit more than she already did eh. hmm

VladmirsPoutine Fri 15-Mar-19 15:18:25

Scotland and also most if not all of North England. She could personally go from city to city dismantling the libraries, councils and schools single-handedly. I reckon she'd be more than delighted.

Batsypatsy Fri 15-Mar-19 15:20:22

Surely the point about Maggie is not that she'd be 95 years old ..... hmm biscuit

theresafoxunderthedecking Fri 15-Mar-19 15:26:41

successive governments have all done damage, over spending or cut backs. not just one person to blame,

MissionItsPossible Fri 15-Mar-19 15:34:39

@rainingonmyfireworks it was just a joke 😂 But I do remember her last manifesto and it included free plastic surgery for everyone and extra money for having an affair with a premiership footballer 😂 Loads of people have forgotten about this but it’s true!

GottenGottenGotten Fri 15-Mar-19 18:29:10

@BatsyPatsy true, but it was the nicest thing I could think to say about that comment.

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