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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2022 22:10 
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Man, I wish I we owned an energy company/companies right now.

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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2022 22:42 
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Depends what you mean. I know people who were in the "off the shelf energy provider" business.

It's been a thing you do not want any involvement in since the pandemic hit, either as shelf or customer.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2022 22:49 
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Wait, a *different* eerily vacant smile? I thought that was just her.

Ohhhhh, *this* one? https://amp.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... y-mordaunt

She doesn't look very well at all, but we all know the media loves to find the bad angles.


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Hooray, my institute of leadership and management training kicked in!


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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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Suella Bravermann, your Butlins Priti Patel tribute act, has quit as Home Secretary.

Good riddance to her, and hopefully to the rest of this administration.


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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2022 16:37 
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Isn't that lovely?

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Suella Bravermann, your Butlins Priti Patel tribute act, has quit as Home Secretary.

Good riddance to her, and hopefully to the rest of this administration.


Is she going to be the first of many? Like you said, I really do hope so, Here's to another Christmas Election!

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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2022 16:41 
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Just seen this from former Lib Dem Leader Tim Farron, which is quite funny, even if he is a bit of a homophobe

https://twitter.com/timfarron/status/15 ... 3463165952




ETA: Sky News saying she hasn't resigned!

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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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Ah, now they are saying she might have left over using her personal phone for security stuff

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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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Ah, now they are saying she might have left over using her personal phone for security stuff


Oh god. She's off to spend more time with her Nigerian prince...


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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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Her resignation letter doesn't pull many punches does it!
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Theirs is a very inclusive government. They're not going to stop until they've included everyone.

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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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Tories having another normal one.

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This would never have happened under Francis Urquhart.


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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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Cynical me thinks she's deliberately committed a misdemeanour (or says she has) so she can jump ship before everything goes even more tits-up.


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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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Wow. All I can say is wow.

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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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Cynical me thinks she's deliberately committed a misdemeanour (or says she has) so she can jump ship before everything goes even more tits-up.


It’s been reported that she had a row with Truss over immigration, and wasn’t happy about plans to allow people in to support economic growth, so was fired. This is just the excuse to go, and then have a hissy fit on the way out.


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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2022 20:54 
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And no one's mentioned Coffey and Mogg apparently manhandling MPs to vote No in the not-a-confidence vote! And the resultant resignation of the chief whip and her deputy.

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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2022 22:21 
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I've just read that Liz Truss did not vote in the Fracking Vote! The one that was initially supposed to be a confidence vote in her!

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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2022 7:47 
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I wonder what this new Normal Day in this Normal Country will bring.

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She really, really doesn't want to be beaten by that lettuce.


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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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I've just read that Liz Truss did not vote in the Fracking Vote! The one that was initially supposed to be a confidence vote in her!


I've read some reports suggesting that a very late night message to MPs said it now was. Yep, we've reached crazy ex texting time!


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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2022 8:28 
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Liz gone, hunt promoted, mogg as chancellor by the end of the day, just to cap off the madness


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2022 8:31 
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Liz gone, hunt promoted, mogg as chancellor by the end of the day, just to cap off the madness


Grayling. The narrative demands Grayling.

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At this rate I’m expecting a dragon rider or two swooping in.

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At this rate I’m expecting a dragon rider or two swooping in.


We have Camilla now.


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My MP this morning:

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He is one of the ones taking part in shitting the bed so he can fucking lie in it, and wallow in the shit consequences of his life decisions, the twat.

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Ah yes, that great beacon of political greatness - The Angel Gabriel.


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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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Amusingly, our Tory-led district council voted unanimously against fracking on Monday, which must be leading to fun conversations with our Tory MP this morning who happily voted against a ban.


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 Post subject: Re: Political Banter and Debate Thread
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No wonder it became a swear word on Battlestar Galactica.

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He is one of the ones taking part in shitting the bed so he can fucking lie in it, and wallow in the shit consequences of his life decisions, the twat.


Unfortunately when they showed what Parliament might look like if there was a GE and the national vote reflected the latest run of polls, he was one of the few conservatives still elected.

He's never been a minister, I think he's quite happy being an MP and will probably do that until he dies in job in 20+ years time

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We've reached the stage where Alexa has a prepared response to the question "Has Liz Truss resigned?".


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Listening to the Newsnight edition from last night while I get some work done. Ouch. Sunderland not happy. Though there was one young Conservative who said that what the Conservatives are good at is uniting in times of crisis. I thought for a second he was being satirical, but he wasn't. Newsnight certainly rightly calling to account. What has been in the past cautious gentle interviewing of smug Tories repeating mantras of 'what we must do' and 'we need to...' whilst allowing 'both sides' of the argument equal weight no matter how absurd the response is has shifted to a clear straight reporting of 'this is a disaster'.

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Also ruh-roh...

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Beeb: Prime Minister Liz Truss is meeting Sir Graham Brady, the chairman of the influential 1922 Committee of backbench MPs, No 10 has confirmed.

No reason has been given for why the meeting is taking place.

The 1922 Committee oversees the election of Conservative leaders.

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Statement at 13:30 from Liz Truss!

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GE? Resignation? Non Apology? Something Else?

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She's Gone!

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So her tenure was shorter than the entire leadership campaign?! Blimey.

I really hope her successor just goes immediately to Charlie and gets an election. We can't have another two years of the Tories fighting themselves.


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Did she outlast the lettuce?


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"I'm a fighter not a quitter"

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Did she outlast the lettuce?


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