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The future of British politics

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yes well she is now the favourite, so they're coming at her hard today
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I think she will get plenty of backing by MPs but when it's put to the party membership I think she would struggle being up against Rishi. She looks fine in a multi-way vote but in a head to head I imagine she'll struggle greatly as I don't think she really fits with the typical Tory electorate because of those previously mentioned views, even though she strongly backed Brexit and defence measures and her economic views and most other views are typical Tory.

Helpfully, YouGov conducted some polling which discredits that notion.

She's extremely popular with the members and beats everyone in a head to head.
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Penny Mordaunt is very popular but I still prefer Rishi.
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Penny Mordaunt is very popular but I still prefer Rishi.
So do I because Mordaunt is too fond of creating controversy for my liking.

This is quite amusing - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/jul/13/penny-mordaunt-leadership-launch-john-crace-politics-sketch
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It is quite amusing.

But Aileen, the last time I posted a John Crace article you were quite cross and you said he was "over the top" with most of the articles he writes.
I'll try to find your post but I don't need to find it really because I can more or less remember what you said.
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if you listen to the Tories themselves then the contest is now between a 'big spend socialist' and a 'woke warrior' Smile
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It is quite amusing.

But Aileen, the last time I posted a John Crace article you were quite cross and you said he was "over the top" with most of the articles he writes.
I'll try to find your post but I don't need to find it really because I can more or less remember what you said.
I wouldn't bother because I can remember saying that.  This though was one of his better ones.
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https://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/health/mail-reader-now-sceptical-about-drinking-water-20220719223494
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^ lol  There's no cure for stupidity!
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Helpfully, YouGov conducted some polling which discredits that notion.

She's extremely popular with the members and beats everyone in a head to head.

I thought that last polls indicated that the party membership vote would support any of the other candidates rather than Rishi Sunak. Has that changed?

From my personal point of view I cannot say that any past Chancellor of the Exchequer since WW2 was a good fit as a PM. Gladstone and Churchill both were Chancellors earlier but their circumstances were not comparable. Major and Brown showed the limitations of a Chancellor becoming PM although that is not a condemnation of their undoubted political ability just their suitabilty for the top role.
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Guess Liz Truss is the next PM then. What a terrible choice  Smile
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Guess Liz Truss is the next PM then. What a terrible choice  Smile

But will she last till after the next election?  Not sure if with her as PM that the tories will stay in power.  I think if Sunak became leader that the Tories would definitely lose a GE. I think that he is too associated with Boris and will drag down support for individual Tory MP's.  

Apologies for typos in first post
[ Last edit by marathonarthur July 20, 2022, 04:24 pm ] IP Logged
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Guess Liz Truss is the next PM then. What a terrible choice  Smile

She's certainly the favourite now, though it ain't over.

People are still massively underestimating what a huge mountain it is for Labour to climb to deprive the Tories of power next time. But after Johnson's mess-ups, and with Truss as replacement, it would then enter the realm of the just possible.

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I still think Rishi will be the next PM.
[ Last edit by moonglow July 21, 2022, 06:36 am ] IP Logged
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