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I think the right wing of the Tory party have convinced themselves that the country is crying out for raw conservativism and that they should stop consorting with either LibDems or liberal tories and go their own way.

Nigel Farage (UKIP leader) was purring his way through the paper review today.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Sun Jul 15th, 2012 at 01:04:53 PM EST
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be interesting, you have a reshuffle coming up in September, some people are going to have to take the fall. In any sane world there would be a whole range of senior politicians retiring to the back benches to lick their wounds, the question is are there any people capable of stepping up to replace them, and of the obvious candidates, would anyone be willing to be crew on this ship of the damned?

Of those you'd think likely to be in a shoulderblade cutlery bisection situation, the major candidates, you'd think that Hunt May  and maybe Landsley would be likely to fall

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.

by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Sun Jul 15th, 2012 at 02:14:09 PM EST
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I think hunt may well go. Lansley knows where some very embarrassing bodies are buried and May is too popular among the rank and file. Whether they keep their current posts is another thing, Lansley may move but May can make a good case for saying she was set up

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Sun Jul 15th, 2012 at 02:46:59 PM EST
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I'm thinking a different pattern, It may be that hunt is lined up to take the fall that everything that goes wrong with the olympics, But with Cameron taking such a deliberate stance over hunt at the Leveson inquiry, he may feel that he has to stay firm to that comittment, in which case May is the obvious second choice.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Sun Jul 15th, 2012 at 05:37:11 PM EST
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Education in brief: Is Gove going? | Education | The Guardian
And what of Gove? The rumour is that he is off to the Home Office. But politics is an unpredictable business, and six weeks is a long time. We'll see.


Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Tue Jul 17th, 2012 at 11:29:06 AM EST
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Helen:
the right wing of the Tory party have convinced themselves that the country is crying out for raw conservativism

How right do you think they are?

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Sun Jul 15th, 2012 at 03:10:21 PM EST
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how right or how correct ?

In terms of politics they are essentially economically neoliberal who are social authoritarians.

In terms of being correct, they are in the kingdom of far, far away. That's not to say the media won't weave a tale that scares people into voting for them, but in terms of what they actually intend, it's miles from what the public say they want.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Sun Jul 15th, 2012 at 04:07:16 PM EST
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They're voting their prejudices, and they can afford to do it.  The party has no real way to punish them for stepping out of line.  The LibDems, on the other hand, have no alternative but to vote the Tory party line, courtesy Clegg's Corrupt Bargain.  If they break the coalition, they'll immediately roll over and head to the bottom.
by rifek on Sat Jul 21st, 2012 at 09:26:10 PM EST
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