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Started by phantlers on Jan 13, 2022 2:54:07 PM
NEXT - The Tory Succession

Johnson is dead in the water. Who do we suppose will be next, who would we prefer and why.

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phantlers - 13 Jan 2022 14:55:00 (#1 of 202)

I don't start many threads in this folder but we need this one.

phantlers - 13 Jan 2022 14:56:12 (#2 of 202)

It will be Patel. She's too quiet.

xDiggy - 13 Jan 2022 14:56:13 (#3 of 202)

Least awful option for UK - Sunak. Most likely to win votes of Tory members - Truss. Satan's choice - Patel.

phantlers - 13 Jan 2022 14:57:23 (#4 of 202)

Satan? Cheers then.

dottie30 - 13 Jan 2022 14:57:38 (#5 of 202)

It won't be Patel. She's now regarded as a monumental failure.

Most likely Truss if it goes to CCPs.

If MPs do their backstabbing, get rid of them before they go to constituencies, it will be Sunak.

ReverendBlueJeans - 13 Jan 2022 14:57:54 (#6 of 202)

Johnson is dead in the water

He ought to be but I'm suspicious at the way the waggon-circlers are having a go at the critics and advising that we wait for the Gray Enquiry. I suspect nobbling.

In any case, they may need him in place for a while longer as the effects of Brexit pile onto any Covidslump. Bonzo the Flak Shield.

xDiggy - 13 Jan 2022 14:58:09 (#7 of 202)

Somewhat unfashionably, I do not believe any plausible candidate will be able to pull off the regeneration trick yet again and the Tories will lose power at the next election.

GreenFuture - 13 Jan 2022 15:00:43 (#8 of 202)

I'm interested to speculate on candidates from the hard right and the human face

I'm hoping for better than Mogg or Hunt

barkis - 13 Jan 2022 15:05:33 (#9 of 202)

The hard right of tory MPs don't like Sunak because of his response to covid. Patel could be compromise candidate.

HorstVogel - 13 Jan 2022 15:06:39 (#10 of 202)

Gove - he's keeping low while the shit is flying about,

mikeshadow - 13 Jan 2022 15:08:53 (#11 of 202)

Latest odds

Sunak 2/1

Truss 4/1

Gove 12/1

Hunt 16/1

Javid 22/1

Tugendhat 25/1 who?

Patel and Mordaunt both 33/1

Raab 41/1



https://www.oddschecker.com/politics/british-politics/next-conservative-leader

xDiggy - 13 Jan 2022 15:09:36 (#12 of 202)

Lol Raab. I have shorter odds than that.

upgoerfive - 13 Jan 2022 15:11:06 (#13 of 202)

"The Black Gove of the Woods with a Thousand Young"

ReverendBlueJeans - 13 Jan 2022 15:15:38 (#14 of 202)

'Double, please, Mr Ladbroke. Arbroath for the Scottish Championship and Ropey Raab for PM.'

I'll be rich, rich I tells ya!

FleurDuMal - 13 Jan 2022 15:38:06 (#15 of 202)

Somewhat unfashionably, I do not believe any plausible candidate will be able to pull off the regeneration trick yet again and the Tories will lose power at the next election.

Here’s hoping.

hailesaladdie - 13 Jan 2022 15:39:06 (#16 of 202)

Hopefully not Sunak. He might be competent. Have you seen their policies? We really don't want someone competent implementing them.

fogsake - 13 Jan 2022 15:40:40 (#17 of 202)

They are implementing them.

fogsake - 13 Jan 2022 15:42:23 (#18 of 202)

This are the tools the next one starts off with.

FredDee - 13 Jan 2022 15:42:31 (#19 of 202)

Tories famously won the 1992 election by getting rid of Thatcher in 1990.

And won the 2019 election by getting rid of May.

How wonderful for them that they can ALWAYS win elections simply by getting a new leader.

AdonisBlue - 13 Jan 2022 15:43:52 (#20 of 202)

Another vote for Sunac.

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