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UK Brexit aftermath/repercussions

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Moll Flanders

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Apparently, there are going to be more resignations after the polling stations close. :(:p

Whatever happens now, Nigel Farage has already won
May to resign as Conservative leader on the 7th of June.

I don't like Nigel Farage but it is impressive how he managed to get so much support in such a short space of time! It shows how annoyed the British people are.:D

Now if there was a General Election it will probably be between Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn. :dismay:I assume Boris will be the next Conservative leader.
 

Indian Summer

Cult Leader
Administrator
Boris and Nigel are both of the same ilk, populist demagogues pandering to the far right, without having actually workable solutions to the great challenges of our time, much like Trump in the US. They are controversy clowns whose main skills are creating media noise and chaos in their wake.

Jeremy may be a populist to some extent, but comes with a different set of problems, mainly that he's universally hated by the country's powerful media companies and political elite on both sides of the political spectrum, and that he's the leader of a party that at this point is not really a party. He doesn't have Boris' media skills. He doesn't make you laugh. For these reasons, in this new era, Jeremy would probably struggle to win a general election against Boris.
 

shyvas

Deity
Forum Moderator
May to resign as Conservative leader on the 7th of June.

I don't like Nigel Farage but it is impressive how he managed to get so much support in such a short space of time! It shows how annoyed the British people are.:D

Now if there was a General Election it will probably be between Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn. :dismay:I assume Boris will be the next Conservative leader.
I have just seen the date for her resignation. So, it looks like they have hastened her depart.

It certainly does look like it's going to be Boris who will be Downing St's next lodger. I wonder what Larry thinks ?:p
 
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Moll Flanders

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I think TM and JC are quite evenly matched in the charisma stakes, as in neither of them have any.:D Boris does manage to charm some people with his buffoon act. I have known a couple of people that worked with him and they say he is highly intelligent, however. I didn't vote for him as Mayor of London but a lot of people did.

Interesting times ahead!
 

shyvas

Deity
Forum Moderator
Beth Rigby - Sky news :

''I'm told that as she walked back into Number 10, her staff, in tears to match her own, had a laugh as the prime minister was forced to walk around a sedentary Larry the cat who refused to make way for his departing owner.'':p
 

shyvas

Deity
Forum Moderator
:smitten:

I'm positively gleeful.:rofl: The Conservatives in fifth place, aw shame.

Lib Dems in second place and in front in London.

I remember voting Green in the last Euro election, seems like a long time ago now.
The Brexit party obtained 31 %.

The C's lost seats because they weren't capable of delivering Brexit.
 
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Moll Flanders

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People online are arguing about what the results mean. I'm not sure what they mean myself so I'm just reading along and laughing at them.:shrug:

Sky News' All out Politics totalled up all the Remain/2nd referendum parties and then the Brexit Parties and came out with:

Remain/2nd referendum = 53% vote share
Leave EU = 46% vote share.
 

shyvas

Deity
Forum Moderator
People online are arguing about what the results mean. I'm not sure what they mean myself so I'm just reading along and laughing at them.:shrug:

Sky News' All out Politics totalled up all the Remain/2nd referendum parties and then the Brexit Parties and came out with:

Remain/2nd referendum = 53% vote share
Leave EU = 46% vote share.
Nothing new here. Everyone is still arguing. :rolleyes:
 

Indian Summer

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Administrator
It's hard to say what the votes for Labour and the Tories mean in terms of Leave vs Remain/2nd referendum.

In any case, however you look at it, this result is very clearly not an endorsement for a hard Brexit.

It seems likely that this result will mean the Tories will elect a new leader who is more staunchly supportive of Brexit at any cost, whereas Labour could now, maybe, finally be persuaded into supporting a 2nd referendum as their primary policy.

In any case, we are guaranteed more Brexit chaos for months to come yet.
 

Indian Summer

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Moll Flanders

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BoJo got 114 votes in the first poll! Jeremy Hunt was in second place, only on 43, I think they said. There are seven people left.

Who the f*ck is Mark Harper? Never even heard of him.:rofl: He is out along with Andrea Leadsom and Esther McVey.
 
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