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JustinCredible
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2437 posts since 11/6/08

13 Jun 2019 11:30
What do we reckon, Boris got it in the bag?
16simon
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458 posts since 21/4/11

posted 13 Jun 2019 11:47, edited 13 Jun 2019 11:47
Unless any dirt comes out, there are some plausible sounding rumours on Twitter
sydneyking
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4488 posts since 26/9/09

13 Jun 2019 12:23
JustinCredible wrote: What do we reckon, Boris got it in the bag?

Promising a no deal Brexit and tax cuts for the already comfortably off, it’s going to take something monumental to stop traditional Tory party members from backing him
joeyjojo
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3911 posts since 24/8/06

14 Jun 2019 07:51
If that happens the country will truly be beyond a joke. I’m glad I’m getting out of here. For every idiot saying foriegners, Muslims whatever are ruining this country just look at the state of that pompous buffoon
MLI
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4257 posts since 6/10/09

posted 14 Jun 2019 11:03, edited 14 Jun 2019 11:03
Go Boris, the guys a lot smarter than he looks, classic tactics of the left, to attack someones looks or race coz they got nothin of substance to argue with
MoB
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36608 posts since 31/8/04

14 Jun 2019 11:04
MLI wrote: the guys a lot smarter than he looks

Shocked
crutch
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395 posts since 22/11/12

14 Jun 2019 11:16
Did you see that ‘inside the foreign office’ bbc doc? Guys a fucken lazy idiot. It’s all just a ‘boys own’ jape to him.
ismvil
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606 posts since 16/9/11

14 Jun 2019 11:21
MLI wrote: Go Boris, the guys a lot smarter than he looks, classic tactics of the left, to attack someones looks or race coz they got nothin of substance to argue with

Laughing out loud
menace
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1040 posts since 3/5/12

14 Jun 2019 11:44
16simon wrote: Unless any dirt comes out, there are some plausible sounding rumours on Twitter

post fact politics means that things like this don't matter. Bolsonaro, Trump etc. The more dirt, the more outrageous they are the more their fans love them
sydneyking
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4488 posts since 26/9/09

14 Jun 2019 11:54
MLI wrote: Go Boris, the guys a lot smarter than he looks, classic tactics of the left, to attack someones looks or race coz they got nothin of substance to argue with

I think you’ve mixed up left and right.
swede
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7824 posts since 21/3/09

14 Jun 2019 12:41
crutch wrote: Did you see that ‘inside the foreign office’ bbc doc? Guys a fucken lazy idiot. It’s all just a ‘boys own’ jape to him.

I watched this back when it was on. it is remarkable/unbelievable that he is going to be the next PM

he will 100% balls up the brexit deal too. i sort of feel like the tories are pushing him to be PM to make him take responsibility for his actions
nothingelseworked
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3197 posts since 21/2/10

posted 14 Jun 2019 13:33, edited 14 Jun 2019 13:33
These lot in the Tory contest are simply the dumbest of the fucking lot. You have to be a certified moron to go for premiership during Brexit - absolute poison chalice.

They're not choosing a leader, they're choosing a fall guy.
ismvil
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606 posts since 16/9/11

14 Jun 2019 13:41
That lust for power is real
andymakesglasses
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20146 posts since 26/1/06

15 Jun 2019 07:07
nothingelseworked wrote: These lot in the Tory contest are simply the dumbest of the fucking lot. You have to be a certified moron to go for premiership during Brexit - absolute poison chalice.

They're not choosing a leader, they're choosing a fall guy.

It looks like it to any sane person from the outside, but if you actually listen to what they're saying they're all on massive ego trips (and convinced they can "deliver what the country wants"). With a possible honourable exception for Rory Stewart, although I'm not sure.

ismvil wrote: That lust for power is real

This.
sodomgomorra
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1354 posts since 24/3/14

posted 15 Jun 2019 07:50, edited 15 Jun 2019 07:50
Wouldn't take talk like that for anything other than showmanship.
swede
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7824 posts since 21/3/09

15 Jun 2019 09:01
nothingelseworked wrote: These lot in the Tory contest are simply the dumbest of the fucking lot. You have to be a certified moron to go for premiership during Brexit - absolute poison chalice.

They're not choosing a leader, they're choosing a fall guy.

well said
fudge.dredd
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492 posts since 15/12/12

posted 15 Jun 2019 09:38, edited 15 Jun 2019 09:38
I think the overarching threat of Farage taking Tory voters and therefore handing power to Corbyn and his Marxist cronies if a general election takes place means we will be leaving the EU without a deal on 31st October.

Edit: With Boris as leader.

Edit again: Someone quote this on 1st November if I’m wrong.
Superprecise
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2039 posts since 16/7/11

15 Jun 2019 11:59
We probably all agree with you?

Boris Johnson is a fucking twat.
Crackajack
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7028 posts since 21/4/05

15 Jun 2019 12:29
Not sure he has the bottle to no deal it.
sydneyking
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4488 posts since 26/9/09

15 Jun 2019 14:20
Difficult to tell with Boris he has an infuriating habit of doing and saying one thing then pretending he hasn’t done or said anything of the sort almost in the next breath.