Westminstenders: Johnson v Stewart

(971 Posts)
RedToothBrush Tue 18-Jun-19 18:16:50

Debate time.

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TheAngryLlama Tue 18-Jun-19 18:17:47

BJ is going to get taken apart

bellinisurge Tue 18-Jun-19 18:19:53

Let's hope so @TheAngryLlama

wheresmymojo Tue 18-Jun-19 18:25:11


OublietteBravo Tue 18-Jun-19 18:25:23

PMK for later.

Iambuffy Tue 18-Jun-19 18:27:16


Peregrina Tue 18-Jun-19 18:30:37

PMK but still on the other thread too.


LoonvanBoon Tue 18-Jun-19 18:31:22

Beautiful cat, wheresmymojo.

Ours will never stay still for photos, though I keep trying!

AutumnCrow Tue 18-Jun-19 18:31:54

I'll be watching.

It's very easy for a politician to make an utter tit of themselves quite quickly, in front of an audience of millions, as Ed Davey so haplessly showed on here earlier today.

BollocksToBrexit Tue 18-Jun-19 18:33:01


ThereWillBeAdequateFood Tue 18-Jun-19 18:36:32

PMK I don’t have a cat. But I managed to find a Brexit unicorn (and you guys thought they didn’t exist grin)

BollocksToBrexit Tue 18-Jun-19 18:37:01

I predict that Boris will be a loud, arrogant twat who will speak over everyone else and drown them out. Full of bluster and not a single tangible fact to be found. And all the fuckwits, of whom there are many, will think he's brilliant and vote for him.

BoreOfWhabylon Tue 18-Jun-19 18:42:46


Belindabelle Tue 18-Jun-19 18:43:41

Boris Johnstone will be shitting himself. Better send for some Imodium.

AutumnCrow Tue 18-Jun-19 18:47:23

Is Alexander Boris de Pfeffel actually turning up?

Peregrina Tue 18-Jun-19 18:47:56

But it doesn't matter how much of a tit they make of themselves - the Tory membership are the ones who are voting and the sensible ones seem to have left the party.

DGRossetti Tue 18-Jun-19 18:51:54


ComeAndDance Tue 18-Jun-19 18:55:04


borntobequiet Tue 18-Jun-19 19:04:33

Given the low expectations, I think BJ will probably manage to do better than expected this evening. Unless he goes full on Dead Ringers Good Boris and Bad Boris, which would at least be entertaining.
I hope Rory skewers him though.

TheMShip Tue 18-Jun-19 19:09:39

Took a bit of digging, but thought it'd be nice to have the numbers in one place. Source is the Guardian live blog:

And here are the results with changes from last Thursday, and overall percentage.

Boris Johnson - 126 - up 12 - 40%

Jeremy Hunt – 46 - up 3 - 15%

Michael Gove – 41 - up 4 - 13%

Rory Stewart – 37 - up 18 - 12%

Sajid Javid – 33 - up 10 - 11%

Dominic Raab – 30 - up 3 - 10%

TheMShip Tue 18-Jun-19 19:11:35

I suspect Javid's support will drop in tomorrow's vote. Could be as many as 50 votes in play, not just the 30 Raab supporters.

TresDesolee Tue 18-Jun-19 19:14:09

I wonder if the debate tonight is actually going to be all about dumping on Stewart - Johnson for obvious reasons and the others because he could take votes from all of them. They’d all rather take lumps out of him than take lumps out of the man they’re going to be petitioning for a job come July

SingingBabooshkaBadly Tue 18-Jun-19 19:15:50

Thanks Red
Posted this on the last thread before I realised you’d all moved on.

Posting again as I’m still too cross to just talk to myself about it...

Apologies if this has already been covered but I’m a bit shock at the YouGov poll of Tory party members. Yes, I know they’re a Brexity bunch but 63% want Brexit even if it means Scotland leaves the U.K. and 59% want it even if it means N.I does. What on earth happened to the Unionist bit of Conservative and Unionist?

61% want Brexit even if it causes significant damage to the economy.

The real corker is 60% would be happy with Farage as Conservative leader.

And that, I suppose, tells us all we need to know about the party membership...

Quintella Tue 18-Jun-19 19:19:26

Raab is probably at home strangling hamsters right now.

OhYouBadBadKitten Tue 18-Jun-19 19:21:44

I reckon Johnson will keep his trap shut tonight and let the others destroy themselves.

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