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Started by EvilBruv on Aug 7, 2019 10:32:40 PM
Corbynite Interregnum

Part 16

SaffronSunrise - 07 Aug 2019 22:34:22 (#1 of 1035)


EvilBruv - 07 Aug 2019 22:39:32 (#2 of 1035)

Liberals have ruled out supporting a Corbyn care-taker government.

Labour won't consider anything else.

Do the Liberals actually want to stop Brexit?

robespere - 07 Aug 2019 22:46:49 (#3 of 1035)

Have to agree for a Liberal party that is mean't to be inclusive and in favour of cross-party alignment, to rule out doing a deal with another Party who has the support of millions and is by no stretch of the imagination any more or less illeberal than the other parties in Parliament, or at least to believe, without trying that it, Corbyn's Labour Party, can't be brought around to a more accomodating "liberal" position, is bizarre. To do it at the drop of a hat is stupid

EvilBruv - 07 Aug 2019 22:50:01 (#4 of 1035)

What's worse robespere is there is an obvious solution.

Caretaker government, on condition it calls an immediate referendum, then a general election - and Labour want a general election! So they'd agree to that deal.

Natascha - 07 Aug 2019 22:55:32 (#5 of 1035)

I approve of this thread.

tasselhoff - 07 Aug 2019 22:57:07 (#6 of 1035)

But the OP is a colossal pillock with his hilarious jape.

Natascha - 07 Aug 2019 22:58:48 (#7 of 1035)

I know not what of which you speak.

tasselhoff - 07 Aug 2019 23:01:05 (#8 of 1035)

someone's bored and pretending to be a poster's brother.

HorseEasyEast - 07 Aug 2019 23:01:20 (#9 of 1035)

I don't understand the thread title

xDiggy - 07 Aug 2019 23:02:54 (#10 of 1035)

Corbyn’s going to be PM for a brief interlude. Like Lady Jane Grey.

Natascha - 07 Aug 2019 23:03:06 (#11 of 1035)

We all have EvilBruvs, tass. We all have to live with it.

Natascha - 07 Aug 2019 23:06:05 (#12 of 1035)

I was just now pondering who would be best to be the interlude PM. Probably not Corbyn because you want someone who the country would, on the whole, trust to be doing it for the right reasons (this is to exclude the 9 - 20% that Ming was talking about elsewhere).

I think that on many levels, Lucas holds the position of National Treasure and is pretty universally trusted - but it could be that I speak from a left wing bubble. Who else? Charlotte Church?

Heidi? Please, no, not Heidi.

Anna Soubry? Sara Wollaston? Nicola? Stephen Fry? Grieve? Starmer?

Natascha - 07 Aug 2019 23:07:47 (#13 of 1035)

(Please note that I would trust Corbyn to be doing it for the right reasons, but there are plenty of people who wouldn't).

John McDonnell? I think he trolls politically too much.

Sadiq Khan? He's a possibility but maybe too metropolitan elite Southrun.

Burnham? Also a good bet.

EvilBruv - 07 Aug 2019 23:08:14 (#14 of 1035)

I think Lucas is best because they are not a threat to anyone.

Liberals, rebel Tories, Pro-Corbyn Labour, Anti-Corbyn Labour - all might be tempted to get into a political fight for their own agenda.

Natascha - 07 Aug 2019 23:09:25 (#15 of 1035)

Yup. So, the nation would probably trust Caroline, but would the other pols get behind her?

Natascha - 07 Aug 2019 23:10:22 (#16 of 1035)

And she has been vocally a Remainer; the softer Leavers might not appreciate her (which is why I threw Burnham into the mix - are there any other metropolitan mayors who might have the gravitas?)

EvilBruv - 07 Aug 2019 23:11:50 (#17 of 1035)

If they really want to stop Brexit then yes, I'm not convinced they are.

The Liberals "oppose" Brexit in the same way Boris originally "supported" Leave. They want a Hard-Brexit to happen so they can revive their political fortunes in the aftermath.

Natascha - 07 Aug 2019 23:12:52 (#18 of 1035)

You're not really wearing a black hat here, from my PoV, EB, although others might disagree.

mikeshadow - 07 Aug 2019 23:13:14 (#19 of 1035)

Ken Clarke.

Natascha - 07 Aug 2019 23:14:24 (#20 of 1035)

Maybe. I was looking for someone who wasn't ostensibly a Tory.

Oh, GOD. They're going to bring back Blair, aren't they?

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