Theresa May about to Resign?

6 days to go to not be THE short timer PM of recent years...
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Holy shit, a list that Labour and Liberal MP's are under-represented, quick call the national censor, this is noit diversity!

PS - I got called a Tory by a student tonight because..."disagreed".

PSS - I have no objections to a national "politiocal re-education camp" for all the fully qualified "puppy groomers" and "youtube researchers"

Midless radicalised cnuts.

Gas Gas Gas
 
Funny how today's political left wing eagerly condemns populism, whilst at the same time venerating the Levellers, an undeniably Populist movement.

Funny (peculiar, not ha-ha) but unsurprising.
A fondness for history often helps taking a long term view.

I'm still looking for a decent reading list for "Populism", so any good reading gratefully received.
 
A fondness for history often helps taking a long term view.

I'm still looking for a decent reading list for "Populism", so any good reading gratefully received.
Take it you have Eatwell & Goodwin's National Populism already on the list?

 
Haven't read that yet but will get around to it.

I used to read a lot of his stuff when I was at university, his right wing stuff was useful when doing 'ideologies (or the "-isms") bit of the course.
 
Not a reading list but, towards end, a very good analysis of the appeal of populism:

How Farage outflanked everyone - UnHerd
I am most grateful.

I did have to smile at this,

A revitalised Leave electorate will once again feel triumphant while a divided Remain camp will be forced to regroup, re-think and stare at an awkward question: how on earth has Nigel Farage outflanked them once again?
Never underestimate the appeal of being offered simple solutions to complex problems. From "God wills it", to "Comrade Stalin knows all", to "Computer says no" - people want a simple solution to complex problem.
 
I am most grateful.

I did have to smile at this,



Never underestimate the appeal of being offered simple solutions to complex problems. From "God wills it", to "Comrade Stalin knows all", to "Computer says no" - people want a simple solution to complex problem.
True. In that sense, Leave have had an easier message to sell. I don't think that Remain still have a clear or relatable message, which also helped/helps.
Before the Ref, I spoke to a Remain leafleteer, in Cardiff. It was literally the eve of the referendum and I had a sense - only that, not certainty - that Leave might do it. I told the Remain bloke this and his opening pitch in reply was 'Think of what you will lose. It will be very hard to go skiing in Austria if we leave'. That's the truth. For some Remainers I know, those arguments are still to the fore. It is 'are they living on another planet?' stuff and many are, I think. The Ref has shown that we are of a number of classes, sharing the same living space but living different types of life and having very different attitudes.
If we (Leave) can get past voter apathy, populism could win us another ref. Anecdotally, I have heard a lot of 'why bother voting if they ignore it?' comments and that is our biggest obstacle.
By the way, 'populism' is almost used pejoratively - as an insult. The idea of popular politicians seems frowned upon.
 
@Red Hander

That is awesome. It'll be difficult to get to a nice chalet. Yeah. Good one.

Populism is neutral, like terrain. Any term can be used s a pejorative - liberal, socialist, conservative.
 
@Red Hander

That is awesome. It'll be difficult to get to a nice chalet. Yeah. Good one.

Populism is neutral, like terrain. Any term can be used s a pejorative - liberal, socialist, conservative.
The chap said he was a retired academic and had wanted to campaign as he felt very strongly about the benefits of being in. He was well to do, so we were not at all on the same page. A few people have also said to me things like 'Tabitha won't be able to inter - rail around Europe if we leave'.
I have had a few chats with Remainer friends and it is as if we are talking about the same issue in theory but neither can comprehend the other's case. I have raised issues like young people in East Anglia not being able to compete for jobs with migrant labour, and have had Left wing friends accuse the Brits of being lazy. A stance they would not take if the discussion was not about the EU.
Anyway, we'll see what happens today.
 
The chap said he was a retired academic and had wanted to campaign as he felt very strongly about the benefits of being in. He was well to do, so we were not at all on the same page. A few people have also said to me things like 'Tabitha won't be able to inter - rail around Europe if we leave'.
I have had a few chats with Remainer friends and it is as if we are talking about the same issue in theory but neither can comprehend the other's case. I have raised issues like young people in East Anglia not being able to compete for jobs with migrant labour, and have had Left wing friends accuse the Brits of being lazy. A stance they would not take if the discussion was not about the EU.
Anyway, we'll see what happens today.
When I looked into Inter Railing in 1988 some of the countries you could travel to were Morocco, Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia. I'm not sure that the EEC had much to do with that.

I can understand almost any argument for remaining, whilst not necessarily agreeing with it. But voting remain to save yourself an extra five minutes at passport control once or twice a year is the height of selfishness.
 
I have had a few chats with Remainer friends and it is as if we are talking about the same issue in theory but neither can comprehend the other's case. I have raised issues like young people in East Anglia not being able to compete for jobs with migrant labour, and have had Left wing friends accuse the Brits of being lazy. A stance they would not take if the discussion was not about the EU.
Anyway, we'll see what happens today.
I would agree with that whether we were in or out of the EU.

But then again I met 5% of the population 95% of the time whilst a copper.

I doubt the people I used to meet ever have done or ever will do anything for themselves. That's hardly the EU's fault, and not the fault of those who will work and do low status jobs and send remmitances home.

Today is merely the antipasto for Friday. I do find it a concvincing argument that May, having seen yesterday turn to doggy toilet, has bought herself today (which cannot have political reporting) to prepare for Friday and fend off her getting sacked.

If she gets through friday, she'll get through to monday. From Monday it'll be getting to PMQ's, and then to friday.

It is merely a matter of government by ordeal.
 
I've formally applied to Home Office and requested permission to stand outside No.10 ringing a bell shouting 'bring out your dead'. I can't believe she's hung on this long, the cynic in me believes she's only doing it to beat the number of days in No.10 vs. her predecessors.
 
I've formally applied to Home Office and requested permission to stand outside No.10 ringing a bell shouting 'bring out your dead'. I can't believe she's hung on this long, the cynic in me believes she's only doing it to beat the number of days in No.10 vs. her predecessors.
I’ve long since stopped trying to apply logic where May is concerned. For the good of your own sanity, I suggest you do the same.
 
The 1922 committee had a secret ballot last night, the result of which will only be disclosed if she does not give a firm departure date on Sunday , if no date is forthcoming then they will open the sealed envelopes to see if there is a majority in favour of changing the once a year only vote of confidence in the leader.

This has got to the point where it is no longer about May but about the party itself.

I feel sorry for the ARRSE collective who are overwhelmingly pro right wing conservatives, as it is all about to change and conservatives indeed most political parties will be changing beyond recognition

I have mentioned this before, but since the great Blair revolution in the late 1990`s there has been no GE which resulted in a thumping overall majority

Maybe we will end up like the EU after all and our GE will produce minority or coalition governments

PS media commentators are now discussing the fact that they believe that PM TM wants to hang on to out do the duration of Browns premiership. I don't think that a lot of the people who the Tories would be relying on for their vote will be impressed with that - Self and Party before Country

Archie
 
Got to give her A+ for determination but a D- for doing well at the job.
Why does she not retire from parliament, write her memories, make £££ & she n Phil can retire and live a bit.

Or she can do a full commando spread in Penthouse Oldies "Mrs May - Thanks for the Mammaries"
 
Got to give her A+ for determination but a D- for doing well at the job.
Why does she not retire from parliament, write her memories, make £££ & she n Phil can retire and live a bit.

Or she can do a full commando spread in Penthouse Oldies "Mrs May - Thanks for the Mammaries"
Would you be first in the queue for that one, crusty?
 

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