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M Courtney
An imposed Jeremy Corbyn led Government of National Unity would fall to a parliamentary vote of no confidence within hours IMHO.

Dec 12, 2018 at 9:31 AM | Unregistered CommenterSupertroll

I've seen on various fora a call for Jeremey Corbyn to be appointed (Stalin-style) as the PM of a new government. One of them was on the BBC HYS page, and was from someone who claimed they were a Tory. You know, ltying is fine if it's for "the cause".

Now, I know the Tories are divided, but no Tory in their right mind would EVER countenance cryptomarxist Corbyn to lead anything, and nobody of sound mind should be egging opn some sort of left wing coup in this country.

Sad to see the otherwise sane M Counrtney suggest it seriously here.

Dec 12, 2018 at 9:31 AM | Unregistered CommenterTheBigYinJames

GolfCharlie
"Why do you single out "Tory" indulgence?"
Who else but the 48+ (all Tory)?

Dec 12, 2018 at 9:26 AM | Unregistered CommenterSupertroll

The Tory Leadership Contest is irrelevant. If the Tories had a better leader than May they would have appointed them months ago.
They don't.
And yet May has failed.

And yet the country needs a strong, stable leader who will hold on to their principles. The country needs a fresh face. The country needs a new Government. Now.

The country needs a General Election or failing that for HRH to appoint Jeremy Corbyn to lead a Government of National Unity.

It would be better than the current Government of Party Disunity.

Dec 12, 2018 at 9:24 AM | Registered CommenterM Courtney

Mark I believe a great many share your despair.

Dec 12, 2018 at 9:21 AM | Unregistered CommenterSupertroll

Dec 12, 2018 at 8:29 AM Supertroll

Why do you single out "Tory" indulgence?

I have previously described May as a "Caretaker" Prime Minister, a disposable product of the consensus of Tory MPs, rather than the Electorate. It is EU Leadership that is never subject to any form of vote, and is losing the confidence of Europe.

We are paying the price of cosy indulgences by Blair, Clinton, Merkel et al from 10-20+ years ago, that no one got a vote on.

Personally, I think it is time to blame Climate Scientists for everything that goes wrong. Given their track record, it would have popular support.

Dec 12, 2018 at 9:09 AM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

"White House takes America First approach at COP24 summit
An event promoting fossil fuels causes outrage, but behind the scenes US policy is remarkably consistent."

https://www.politico.eu/article/white-house-takes-an-america-first-approach-at-the-cop24-summit/

KATOWICE, Poland — There’s no surer way to anger climate negotiators than to expound on the glories of fossil fuels, which is why the White House on Monday held a side event at the COP24 climate conference on fossil fuels and nuclear energy.

“No countries should have to sacrifice economic prosperity and energy security in pursuit of environmental sustainability. We can achieve all of these goals and they are complementary,” said Preston Wells Griffith, special White House adviser on energy and environment.

But outside of the designed-to-annoy event, U.S. diplomacy is remarkably consistent with past practice, despite President Donald Trump's promise 18 months ago to extricate his country from the Paris Agreement.

Traditionally, Washington has battled fiercely to ensure that there is no separate treatment for developed and developing countries — a position that dates back decades. As with past Republican administrations, it's also opposed to accepting financial responsibility for any damage caused by climate change, and is skeptical of lavish financial schemes for developing countries.

Some of those positions are also being quietly backed by other industrial powers like the EU.


Compare and contrast the BBC reporting of all this.

Dec 12, 2018 at 8:53 AM | Unregistered CommenterMark Hodgson

I should have added that Parliament by a large majority voted to trigger Article 50, and now many of those who did so seem to regret their actions, while blaming others for the position we find ourselves in!

Dec 12, 2018 at 8:49 AM | Unregistered CommenterMark Hodgson

Supertroll, we have been let down by our whole political class from start to finish over Brexit.

1. We are supposed to be a representative (i.e. Parliamentary) democracy, yet Parliament passed the buck to the people in the Brexit referendum.

2. Worse still, they did so with an Act of Parliament which didn't mandate what was to happen after the referendum vote, hence leaving the way open for continuing uncertainty if we voted to leave.

3. Worse still again, there was no planning for what would happen if we voted to leave.

4. The idiot who imposed this mess on us walked away when the result became known, and left someone else to pick up the pieces.

5. The person left to pick up the pieces has been utterly useless in her negotiating stance with the EU, while talking big (initially) for the domestic audience.

6. Many of those in Parliament who did not want us to leave the EU claimed they would respect the result, but have done everything in their power to achieve exactly the opposite.

7. Labour has been utterly spineless over the issue. Led by a man who has spent of his political life opposed to the UK's membership of the EU, fought the last election promising to support Britain's departure from the EU, while twisting and turning and doing everything they can to undermine the PM's half-baked attempts to negotiate a withdrawal agreement, all in the hope of forcing a general election at a time of national seriousness.

8. I think May has to go. She has U-turned too often. She cannot be trusted to keep her word. I have no idea who should replace her.

9. Whoever is the next PM it is likely to be a disaster, since they are pretty much all (of every political stamp) absolutely useless. I cannot remember a time when we have had so many Parliamentarians who are so absolutely inadequate (I have used a kind, even generous, word, to describe their utter uselessness).

10. I cannot see a gilets jaunes moment in the UK, since in France they enjoy significant support. In this country we are completely divided.

I despair!

Dec 12, 2018 at 8:43 AM | Unregistered CommenterMark Hodgson

Herein there will be a great gnashing of teeth, pulling of hair and tearing of cloth if TM gets a free pass for a whole long twelve months. Brought about by an act of pure Tory self indulgence. Chaos whatever the outcome.

Dec 12, 2018 at 8:29 AM | Unregistered CommenterSupertroll

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