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Unread postPosted: July 23rd, 2019, 1:35 pm 
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Boris Johnson has been elected new Conservative leader in a ballot of party members and will become the next UK prime minister.

He beat Jeremy Hunt comfortably, winning 92,153 votes to his rival's 46,656.

The former London mayor takes over from Theresa May on Wednesday.

In his victory speech, Mr Johnson promised he would "deliver Brexit, unite the country and defeat Jeremy Corbyn".

Speaking at the Queen Elizabeth II centre in London, he said: "We are going to energise the country.

"We are going to get Brexit done on 31 October and take advantage of all the opportunities it will bring with a new spirit of can do.

"We are once again going to believe in ourselves, and like some slumbering giant we are going to rise and ping off the guy ropes of self doubt and negativity."


I wish the new British pm the best. He will need it as he will face a non confidence motion.

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Unread postPosted: July 23rd, 2019, 2:15 pm 
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Conservative party members made the right choice.

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Unread postPosted: July 23rd, 2019, 4:18 pm 
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Never in doubt.

Boris fulfills his destiny.

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Unread postPosted: July 23rd, 2019, 9:51 pm 
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Never in doubt.

Boris fulfills his destiny.

Apparently, the Seoul brother is right. Labor wants to pull the rug out from under this government ASAP.

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Unread postPosted: July 24th, 2019, 4:26 am 
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Herman wrote:
Bricktop wrote:
Never in doubt.

Boris fulfills his destiny.

Apparently, the Seoul brother is right. Labor wants to pull the rug out from under this government ASAP.

Figures. They never respected the results of the referendum.

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Unread postPosted: July 24th, 2019, 9:48 am 

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seoulbro wrote:
Boris Johnson has been elected new Conservative leader in a ballot of party members and will become the next UK prime minister.

He beat Jeremy Hunt comfortably, winning 92,153 votes to his rival's 46,656.

The former London mayor takes over from Theresa May on Wednesday.

In his victory speech, Mr Johnson promised he would "deliver Brexit, unite the country and defeat Jeremy Corbyn".

Speaking at the Queen Elizabeth II centre in London, he said: "We are going to energise the country.

"We are going to get Brexit done on 31 October and take advantage of all the opportunities it will bring with a new spirit of can do.

"We are once again going to believe in ourselves, and like some slumbering giant we are going to rise and ping off the guy ropes of self doubt and negativity."


I wish the new British pm the best. He will need it as he will face a non confidence motion.



Now all we need is for libs to be rounded up, tarred and feathered for their treasonous ways and the world will be right again.

Thank God intelligent people are starting to wake up


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Unread postPosted: July 24th, 2019, 11:23 am 
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iron horse jockey wrote:
Herman wrote:
Bricktop wrote:
Never in doubt.

Boris fulfills his destiny.

Apparently, the Seoul brother is right. Labor wants to pull the rug out from under this government ASAP.

Figures. They never respected the results of the referendum.

A new referendum is part of Labor's platform.

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Unread postPosted: July 24th, 2019, 4:32 pm 
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Part of Boris' charisma comes from the fact that he sometimes looks and acts like a baboon, but strikes like a tiger.

He is no Trump.

He is sharp, ruthless and potent.

He loves being underestimated.

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Unread postPosted: July 24th, 2019, 9:55 pm 
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Bricktop wrote:
Part of Boris' charisma comes from the fact that he sometimes looks and acts like a baboon, but strikes like a tiger.

He is no Trump.

He is sharp, ruthless and potent.

He loves being underestimated.

Trump has been been underestimated by the GOP and democRAT establishment since he announced he was seeking the Republican nomination for president.

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Unread postPosted: July 24th, 2019, 11:00 pm 
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He will decimate Corbyn.

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Unread postPosted: July 25th, 2019, 12:09 am 
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Bricktop wrote:
He will decimate Corbyn.

Corbyn has all the anti Brexit vote.

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Unread postPosted: July 26th, 2019, 7:18 am 
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Boris Johnson's sister Rachel is a pro EU member of Change UK. That must make for lively conversations at family weddings and funerals.

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Boris Johnson's sister Rachel is a pro EU member of Change UK. That must make for lively conversations at family weddings and funerals.

His relationship with his girlfriend will provide daily fresh headlines for British tabloids.

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Unread postPosted: July 26th, 2019, 6:01 pm 
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iron horse jockey wrote:
Bricktop wrote:
He will decimate Corbyn.

Corbyn has all the anti Brexit vote.


Which will dissipate rapidly after October, when the UK is out, and any debate is academic.

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Unread postPosted: July 26th, 2019, 8:24 pm 
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Bricktop wrote:
iron horse jockey wrote:
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He will decimate Corbyn.

Corbyn has all the anti Brexit vote.


Which will dissipate rapidly after October, when the UK is out, and any debate is academic.

You are right. But, he has to make it through to the end of October. And Corbyn will try to make that not happen.

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Unread postPosted: July 31st, 2019, 2:39 pm 
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Boris better stick with the October 31 Brexit schedule.

https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/world/bo ... ailsignout
Boris Johnson hints UK could remain in EU single market and customs union until 2021

Boris Johnson has hinted that the UK could stay in a customs union with Europe for another two years.

During his visit to Wales, the prime minister indicated that he could include a transition period designed to soften the impact of leaving the EU on UK businesses.

Mr Johnson said: "Some of the (No Deal) changes that are going to be necessary in the run-up to October 31 will be crucial anyway if we are going to come out of the customs union and single market, as we must, in the course of the next couple of years."

It came after a fiery phone call between the PM and Irish leader Leo Varadkar over plans to "abolish the backstop."

Mr Johnson said the Irish border agreement needed to be scrapped if a Brexit deal was to be struck by October 31.

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Unread postPosted: August 2nd, 2019, 10:17 pm 
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Brexit is just barely hanging on.

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The British government’s majority falls to one
A by-election result puts Boris Johnson at high risk of losing a no-confidence vote

The British government is disintegrating, too. On August 1st the Conservatives, led by a prime minister of nine days standing, lost a seat in a by-election in Wales. That result cut Boris Johnson’s working majority—the lead that his government and its allies hold over opposition parties—to just a single MP.

The Tories, who hold power thanks to an agreement with Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party, have now lost six MPs to by-elections and defections in 2019, the highest rate of attrition in decades. Theoretically, the government could fall if a single rebel Tory MP should turn against their party in a “no-confidence vote”.

The government’s precarious state might persuade Mr Johnson to call a general election. That would probably become a plebiscite on Brexit, something the prime minister has promised to deliver by October 31st, deal or no deal. Should he choose to limp on, though, some simple arithmetic offers a clue as to the length of time his government’s majority might last. Since 1975 a by-election caused either by death or scandal has occurred every four months, on average. Recent polls put the Tories in a broad four-way split between Labour, the Liberal Democrats and the new Brexit party. Any forthcoming by-election in a Tory-held seat could sound the death-knell.

https://www.economist.com/graphic-detai ... A/287973/n

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Unread postPosted: August 28th, 2019, 9:32 am 
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Queen approves Boris Johnson’s request to suspend Parliament ahead of Brexit deadline

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LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II approved a request by Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday to shut down Parliament for several weeks ahead of Britain’s upcoming departure from the European Union, an unusual maneuver that will rob his opponents of time to thwart a no-deal Brexit.

The announcement of Johnson’s plan prompted expressions of outrage from many lawmakers, who said they are being deprived of their democratic voice on Britain’s most momentous decision in generations. It increased the chances that the country will sail out of the European Union at the end of October with no transition deal to buffer its passage, a move analysts say could cause major economic turmoil.

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Johnson told reporters he had asked the queen, who is on holiday at her Scottish estate of Balmoral, to give her customary speech outlining the country’s legislative agenda in mid-October, effectively suspending Parliament between Sept. 11 and Oct. 14.

The queen acceded to the request, as is customary.

In an official statement, the Privy Council confirmed that the queen agreed to prorogue Parliament no sooner than Sept. 9 and no later than Sept. 12. Jacob Rees-Mogg, the leader of the House of Commons, Natalie Evans, the leader of the House of Lords, and Mark Spencer, the chief whip, were at Balmoral to make the request.

Britain is expected to leave the European Union on Oct. 31.

https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/world/qu ... ailsignout

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Unread postPosted: September 3rd, 2019, 1:52 pm 
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One guy walked to the remain side today - no majority now

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