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BoJo banished - Liz Truss down. Is Rishi next for the toaster? **threadbans in OP**



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,060 ✭✭✭piplip87

    He will survive. I don't think the Tory's will put a heave on now, they will wait until COVID and Brexit has calmed down a little.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 23,086 ✭✭✭✭

    The whole thing looks so bad it's hard to see how he survives tbh.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,327 ✭✭✭Mezcita

    At least if we want to vote in change we can do it. In the UK Labour skirting around Brexit being a mistake for fear of off the red wall won't get them anywhere. Two party system with the Tories making mistake after mistake with any consequences.

  • Registered Users Posts: 39,068 ✭✭✭✭Itssoeasy

    Just for the record the conservative majority in the last election in North Shropshire in 2019 was 22,949 votes. Now obviously the reasons behind this by election will play a part in that being reduced, but you’d think that the conservatives will be watching the margin if they hold or lose the seat because by elections are always referred to as a referendum on a government, and while this one result even if the tories lose the seat, won’t make someone challenge the prime minister but it might make them realise that they need to cop on.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 31,264 ✭✭✭✭gmisk

    It's clear the tide has finally turned against him but can't see him going anywhere just yet.

    The media even the pro conservative ones are being pretty critical.

    One interesting little story is that the inoy rag that isn't covering the parties is the s#n. Who seemingly had a big Christmas party themselves during lockdown on the same night in Dec 2020....

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,184 ✭✭✭85603

    "Wife is Chinese, he called her Japanese on a trip to Beijing".

    😆 thats amazing.

    Prince Phillip tier.

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,834 ✭✭✭Royale with Cheese

    I'd have a morbid curiosity to see Priti Patel as PM in the same way I might have done when Trump's 2016 campaign was just getting going, probably best it doesn't happen so.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,660 ✭✭✭seenitall

    That’ll never happen, especially not in Ireland. The Irish have a very parochial mindset, for better and worse. Example: the parish pump politics. The Irish like to feel they “know” their politicians and that they could verbally take them down a peg or two when needed. And when you want to do that, you’d be on the back foot starting with (Mr) Martin or Varadkar instead of plain old Mehole and Leo. I don’t think you’ll be able to change that tradition.

  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 8,420 CMod ✭✭✭✭Sierra Oscar

    The fact that so many of his own backbenchers are moving against him is ominous. His administration has been a circus since Cummings departed, to be frank about it. I think its becoming apparent to the wider parliamentary party that there isn't much substance behind Johnson whatsoever.

  • Registered Users Posts: 31,264 ✭✭✭✭gmisk

    No chance she is not liked at all....Rishi Sunak feels like the most likely successor to me

  • Registered Users Posts: 22,883 ✭✭✭✭breezy1985

    Someone is definitely moving against him.

    Look at all the stories and scandals that have slipped out against him recently. The party was a year ago but we hear now just after the "sleaze" scandal, the MoD whistleblower and all as Covid is getting worse

  • He should be toast but probably won't be for a while. As yurt says above who is coming behind him. I wonder would the likes of Gove make a move against him when he sees the opportunity. Gove is every bit as sinister as Johnson and from our perspective has no particular love for Ireland. He was against the GFA. I only hope Labour can get their act together.

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,131 ✭✭✭Trampas

    Majority? What % of votes did they get. We complain here about elections but there’s is crazy votes compared to % of house

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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,551 ✭✭✭✭Danzy

    It's common every where, maybe you need to broaden your horizons.

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,879 ✭✭✭✭TheValeyard

    I still cannot get over how the comic relief guy from three seasons ago is now the main lead running the show.

    Fcuk Putin. Glory to Ukraine!

  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 8,420 CMod ✭✭✭✭Sierra Oscar

    He has thrown plenty of people under the bus, that eventually comes back to haunt you.

  • Registered Users Posts: 14,618 ✭✭✭✭Panthro

    The way he flatly give zero fooks about Cummingsgate and his attitude to this current party problem leads me to believe he ain't going anywhere.

    He is dangerous.

  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 64,954 Mod ✭✭✭✭L1011

    Rory Stewart is not even an MP anymore, nor is he in the Lords (there was a Tory leader and PM from the Lords in the 60s, it can happen).

    As for the Great Offices - Blair hadn't. Thatcher hadn't. May be a case that you need it to be a short term leader! Johnson's term in one was brief.

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,381 ✭✭✭Yurt2

    Ah, I thought he retained his seat as an independent. My error.

  • Registered Users Posts: 22,883 ✭✭✭✭breezy1985

    It's his back bench that decide not him and they are seeing numbers turn badly. In fact Major is the only Tory PM of my lifetime to be taken out by the electorate the other 3 were pushed, resigned or both

  • Registered Users Posts: 15,473 ✭✭✭✭Loafing Oaf

    He's not Robert Mugabe; if his party turns against him he has to go

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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,551 ✭✭✭✭Danzy

    The Tories like being in power, as soon as they think Johnson is putting that at risk he is gone.