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  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    While it's true Gove cleared up a lot of Grayling's mess, it wasn't hard. "So loyal civil servants, what did my predecessor do?' "That much? Ok, rank them in order of the worst fuck up to the least bad." "Right,...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    Yes, I've just seen that. Damn. His kicking out was pinged as a headline, the correction required going to the news website. Disappointed (but not surprised) Grayling is in. He's the one a High Court basically called fucking incompetent. That's...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    I think we merely disagree in how she's playing for time. I think she's using the "give them enough rope" technique. And if he does produce something workable, well she'll go with it. In the meantime, Mr. Cunt, former Hulture...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    He's a good choice politically. "Brexiteer" and "good grasp of reality" don't regularly go together in the same sentence though. You can argue "Politician" and "good grasp of reality" don't too. Life long pro-Brexit Tory MP... him and reality are...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    Actually the role of "Minister for Brexit" might well supercede BoJo on that. Mind you he was in China for the hand over of the Olympics and told them that their claim to have invented table-tennis was rubbish, it was...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    I'm not swayed by claims that people were cheated because they weren't registered but the electoral commission has been warning for several years that the change in the rules for voter registration (introduced by the coalition government) has resulted in...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    I'd have thought he was too liberal for them?...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    Definitely true that Michael Foot looks like a madman, yes. I'd forgotten just how much so until I googled him. And yes, the Tories could have been up shit creek without the Falklands but the lesson Labour learnt was don't...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    Depends on how you view politics really. The standard model of British Politics, to coin a phrase, which has more or less held true for a century, actually if you change the party names it's more or less held true...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    How many times do I have to say, if I had to choose which of the five of them I wanted for PM I'd shoot the lot and say "None of that rabble, thanks," hmm? I can't do anything about...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    While I agree about the micromanaging, she's also said to be good at working with people. She pretty much has to appoint a pretty prominent Brexit figure to the position, so it's going to be someone with their own ideas...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    Guesses for May's cabinet? Given her statement about reforming the rules about director's salaries rules and the like, that's kicking Gideon out. Given her history with Gove it's hard to see him continuing in a major role. Callmedave will fade...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    I missed out the etc. etc. etc. in my list of points of "what does Brexit actually mean."...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    No, you're not. But as several people have commented over the course of this thread, wtf does that actually mean? Are we leaving the EU and going to try and stay in the single market? Leave the single market and...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    so will at least listen to the mandarins if they describe the disaster that awaits. But (a) they may well tell her only what she wants to hear (i.e. the optimistic but unlikely scenario) and (b) I don't think that...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    In fairness her "Brexit means Brexit" quote was made before any news of Leadsom's announcement had leaked, at least as far as the BBC. But it will be interesting to see what she does. May's a bit of a micromanager...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    There was some fairly serious analysis last night that suggests if Leadsom gets elected she'll do what it appears Corbyn's election is doing to Labour at the moment and causing a fracture between the left and right wings. There's also...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    The problem with quoting your sources is that the other linked source specifically says the Sky Poll data is flawed. Lord Ashcroft uses a fixed group and his 18-24 year olds consist of 12 people. So 3 of Lord Ashcroft's...
  • Commented on We'll all go together when we go
    The trouble with this argument is we have incredibly poor records of how most species have gone extinct. But, for example, we have reasonably compelling data that the Battle of Trafalgar was assisted by the fact that the French sailors...
  • Commented on We'll all go together when we go
    I agree my ultimate doomsday approach is quite easy to find. But somewhere between the two it's probably overkill enough. And I wonder how hard that is to do? You can buy a solar-powered drone. I've never tried programming one...
  • Commented on We'll all go together when we go
    I'm inclined to agree, at the moment, unless we have a biosphere killing event like "eats the grass" we might need two events to extinguish the human race. The question is, really, is climate change already one of those? It's...
  • Commented on We'll all go together when we go
    If you're releasing the IL-4 bioweapon as a bioweapon, you keep topping it up. Ideally on automatic. If you can release it as an aerosol, you put it in solar-powered drones (for the range) in bases scattered around the continents...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    I'm not making judgements about her whole character. There are plenty of politicians who appear on the show where religion doesn't get a look in. It did for her, and not just because of her father. So however spun it...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    Not sure she'll get that vote over Teresa "Son of a Preacher Man" May. (Yes, I know she the daughter but the song title is too good to pass up, sorry.) May is also devout, just not showy about it...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    I should have added white and technically middle class to my list of similarities to the typical Conservative Party member....
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    I honestly don't know. You have to remember I'm a LONG way from your typical Conservative party member, except I'm getting old now. Even then I'm probably at least 10 years if not more below the average age of their...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    Gove out. May vs Leadsom. 2nd British Female PM in about 7 weeks time....
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    You are right. Leaving the EU is not the same as leaving the ECHR, which is part of the Council of Europe. However, as part of the Tory manifesto, there is a move to withdraw from the EDHR and the...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    There are definitely times when this happens in the UK. And on the presence or absence of a veto someone will get pissed off. But on the mechanism for something like this which is clearly unprecedented I don't think there...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    It is the nature of legal opinion to be split down the middle. That's why taking it to court and getting a ruling seems like a sensible way to go. And unless the court rules "you have no right to...
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