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Mark Carney for PM

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3amEternal Tue 05-Jul-16 11:28:58

Calm voice of knowledge, reason and authority, in contrast to the jokes we have leading us. Hope he's not a conservative. Perhaps he could lead a new party, essential criteria to include all the above and a nice speaking voice.

Plus I want to jump him...

Grumpyoldblonde Tue 05-Jul-16 11:44:53

Mark Carney is the only source of reassurance for me right now.
(I also would)

EssentialHummus Tue 05-Jul-16 11:51:53

I'd go for him (in every sense). Plus I'm having a little giggle at the upshot of this referendum being a foreign PM. Yes please!

Moistly Tue 05-Jul-16 11:55:13

Isn't he reassuring and calming?

Like a nice dad

UnderTheGreenwoodTree Tue 05-Jul-16 11:57:16

Yes, he's lovely. I feel like he's a safe pair of hands.

There are some idiots calling for resignation, of course confused Idiots.

Grumpyoldblonde Tue 05-Jul-16 11:59:00

Like a nice dad
I can't say I see him as a father figure smile

BakewellSliceAgain Tue 05-Jul-16 12:10:32

My husband says we need a "Normal Party" to vote for. Perhaps he could be the figurehead!

3amEternal Tue 05-Jul-16 12:27:07

Yes, normal party would be great. Candidates would be subject to the following essential criteria

Must have held normal job for at least 20 years
Evidence of sticking at jobs
No inherited wealth above £500k
Eton candidates needn't apply
No dodgy financial background
Must pass strict psychological and moral tests

Desired criteria:
Nice speaking voice

BakewellSliceAgain Tue 05-Jul-16 12:35:58

Anyone who has been on a demo is banned from candidacy. This includes me and I accept I am not sensible/cool headed enough.

SwedishEdith Tue 05-Jul-16 12:42:20

Funny, whenever I have a conversation about this, we all say "We just want a normal party".

schilke Tue 05-Jul-16 13:36:00

He can deliver dreadful news in such a calm let's not panic tone. I'm in love with his voice at the moment.

TheWoollybacksWife Tue 05-Jul-16 13:46:44

As I scrolled past I thought the title was Paul McCartney for PM confused

As you were blush

3amEternal Tue 05-Jul-16 13:53:05

He he can you imagine Macca as PM? Probably could do a better job than our current one...

Steppenwolfe Tue 05-Jul-16 21:46:56

Mark would get my vote ... I have small crush on him... I have toyed with the idea of starting a campaign ...he'd be fabulouswink

SwedishEdith Tue 05-Jul-16 21:55:10

I'd take Jeremy Clarkson as PM atm shock. God, no, I did't say that. Sorry

ggirl Wed 06-Jul-16 08:23:16

Love Mark Carney ..and he's a fellow canadian

MaterofDragons Wed 06-Jul-16 08:24:11

Mark "melty voice" Carney. Yes please.

FlushingNotBlushing Wed 06-Jul-16 08:58:02

Certainly makes up for Don Draper no longer being on telly. He can really OWN a suit, can't he?!

mollie123 Wed 06-Jul-16 09:06:49

you only all love him because he wants to cut interest rates (shame about the savers but they are used to it!)
talking of spin and lies - prior to the referendum he was warning IRs would rise if we left the EU as he was firmly on the 'remain side' angry so I am sure that garnered a few selfish 'remain votes'
FYI - he is paid nearly a million pounds a year for his job (which he does not do particularly well) which seems to be dithering over when or why IRs will increase or go down.

Steppenwolfe Wed 06-Jul-16 09:14:10

Mollies 123 ... I think you've missed the point ..This isn't really a financial discussion grin

FlushingNotBlushing Wed 06-Jul-16 09:41:20


Nightofthetentacle Wed 06-Jul-16 10:01:44

grin Does anyone remember the outrage when he started with his enormous salary? I feel he has earned it with his air of calm, "I'll sort this" charm

mollie the happy news is that interest rates may indeed rise, later, when inflation starts to take off. Perhaps having gone negative first. Trying to manage the state of the economy using the fairly brutal economic levers at hand is really complicated work and where you see dithering, I see considering. In all seriousness I think he does his job well, in that he is giving (most of) us and the markets the idea he knows what he is doing and is actually prepared for this, rather than blundering about hopefully like in the last financial crisis. Panicking businesses, consumers and markets aren't good for the economy.

SnowBells Thu 07-Jul-16 01:02:36

Love Carney, but Brexiters will point out he's an immigrant.


mathanxiety Thu 07-Jul-16 01:52:24

He actually is the Prime Minister, to all intents and purposes, and will be even after the next one is chosen.

FlushingNotBlushing Thu 07-Jul-16 20:57:51


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