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Big Dog - Going, going, not quite gone. Thread 14.

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Notonthestairs · 02/09/2022 11:46

Will it be Continuity Truss or "Socialist" Sunak in charge?

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theinkblackheart86 · 05/09/2022 12:32

Here we go ..

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Cornettoninja · 05/09/2022 12:36

theinkblackheart86 · 05/09/2022 12:32

Here we go ..

Already barf inducing self congratulating

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mibbelucieachwell · 05/09/2022 12:43

80k votes for Truss
60k votes for Sunak.

Quite close

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Notonthestairs · 05/09/2022 12:44

Truss 57.4%
Sunak 42.6%

twitter.com/johnrentoul/status/1566752859030683653?s=21&t=lvGHm7F9r2evGOTv-0iMIA

Interesting. I was expecting the win to be a bit more decisive to be honest.

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theinkblackheart86 · 05/09/2022 12:44

It was close indeed. Poor Rishi though
Her speech is annoying me already
Personal responsibility, it's back to the 80 s ! :(
She couldn't deliver a letter.

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mibbelucieachwell · 05/09/2022 12:46

" I will deliver on the NHS".

Sounds like a (poorly worded) threat.

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Notonthestairs · 05/09/2022 12:47

"Liz Truss wins with 57.4% of votes cast

Johnson got 66.4%
Cameron got 67.6%"

twitter.com/lee_georgina/status/1566753903592574976?s=21&t=lvGHm7F9r2evGOTv-0iMIA

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L1ttledrummergirl · 05/09/2022 12:48

Surely they don't believe the shit they're shovelling? The tory party has talent around the depth and breadth of a saucer if this is the best of it.

We need them out before she does irreparable damage and to be fair it feels as though her predecessor as taken us to the brink.

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Roussette · 05/09/2022 12:51

Oh god, just got off a plane and this was my go-to place to see the result

It being so close I think we'll work in the opposition's favour because it really does mean the party is split

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Cornettoninja · 05/09/2022 12:53

I couldn’t listen to that. Pure fantasy.

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DuncinToffee · 05/09/2022 12:55

Does the close result mean that Johnson isn't as popular as we are meant to believe?

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SheilaWilde · 05/09/2022 12:56

Fuck sake. She's got less authority than a deputy head in a failing academy with elocution skills on a par with my cat. Add in all the shit policies she's going to bring in. I'd have more faith in Alan my postman to be PM.

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Notonthestairs · 05/09/2022 12:57

"Conservative leadership membership margins

2002: IDS- 60.7%
2005: Howard- unopposed
2005: Cameron-67.6%
2016: May- unopposed
2019: Johnson- 66.4%
2022: Truss- 57.3%

So Truss the lowest % of any incoming leader in a contested election..."

"Worth noting that 80,000 people or so have chosen the new PM- which is roughly the size of one parliamentary constituency."

twitter.com/lewis_goodall/status/1566756788896243714?s=21&t=lvGHm7F9r2evGOTv-0iMIA

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DuncinToffee · 05/09/2022 12:58

Lewis Goodall

Worth noting that 80,000 people or so have chosen the new PM- which is roughly the size of one parliamentary constituency.

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Roussette · 05/09/2022 13:00

Helppp.... just watched her speech and she was doing her pork market face 🤮

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L1ttledrummergirl · 05/09/2022 13:02

Considering that people actively join the conservative party, I think it's telling that only eighty something percent voted, and that 600 ballots couldn't be counted.

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Notonthestairs · 05/09/2022 13:03

This might sound ridiculous but I was expecting a more dynamic speech. The tone, pacing and content were off.

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DuncinToffee · 05/09/2022 13:10

Just watched it, nice of her to mention Jeremy Corbyn, he really lives in their heads.
Oh and the Tories lost Carlisle (Cumberland council) in the May elections

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Cornettoninja · 05/09/2022 13:11

Two things I picked up on -

‘we’ve demonstrated the depth and breadth of our party’ haven’t you just. It’s not a good thing, it’s been cringy to witness.

’I ran as a conservative and I will act as a conservative’ does that need saying? Does being such a political chameleon require confirming your stance at intervals? Fabulous quality for a PM.

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DuncinToffee · 05/09/2022 13:11

For anyone who watches the Capture on BBC1, was that speech Correction? Wink

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Roussette · 05/09/2022 13:14

Considering how rude Truss was about Nicola Sturgeon, this is a very polite tweet
twitter.com/NicolaSturgeon/status/1566755563186397186?t=ZlJ2vvaNz9DLrQgfANvOfA&s=19

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54isanopendoor · 05/09/2022 13:21

The speech was simply odd I thought.
"my friend Boris" (as to be expected) references to crushing corbyn (nuts!)
then Boris being "admired from Kiev to Carlisle" (which they lost, didn't they?)
then, after that the stunned silence, then the lukewarm clapping ...

Sunak must be sick as a parrot. He didnt' lose by very much.
I think they'll call a VONC by Spring & try to get Johnson back in.
God help us, frankly ...

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54isanopendoor · 05/09/2022 13:23

@Roussette La Sturgeon can afford to be gracious - all she has to do is sit back & watch La Truss totally bugger it up (then keep blaming 'Westmonster')

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Roussette · 05/09/2022 13:26

I just thought it was adult and polite, unlike Truss's juvenile insults which REALLY showed her up

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the80sweregreat · 05/09/2022 13:27

Yep , correction !

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