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Does the country need a new ‘caretaker’ prime minister?

Theresa May is getting on with the job of negotiating Brexit on our behalf however some of her ministers have been vocal in her absence, and want Chancellor Philip Hammond to replace her as a caretaker Prime Minister, provided he appoints Brexit Secretary David Davis as his deputy and agrees to stand down before the next election, it has been reported.

Cabinet colleagues want Mr Hammond installed as leader before October’s party conference, reports The Sunday Times.

The ministers will reportedly ensure he only assumes the role for two years, so someone else can lead the party into the next election. Some back calling an election in 2019 after Brexit to give voters a say on the deal.

Another of Mr Hammond’s former cabinet colleagues told the paper that the chancellor had said he was ready to lead: “He told me that if Theresa May could be prime minister, so could he.”

What are your views?  Is this back stabbing by her ministers making things worse? Are you confident in her ability or has Theresa May lost credibility? Should she stay to negotiate Brexit for us? Is there someone you think could do a better job? Who would you choose from these three potentials standing in the wings – Philip Hammond, David Davis or Boris Johnson?

Is it time for Theresa May to be replaced?

308 people have already voted, what's your opinion? Yes - her position is untenable No - let her finish what she started

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JohnC92
1st Nov 2017
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If Theresa May stays as PM it will guarantee a LABOUR win at the next election.
Please stay Theresa.
monzaV
27th Sep 2017
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what can I say, Oh Jeremy Corbyn.
Treles
4th Aug 2017
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I feel certain individuals have their own personal agenda, and which may benefit themselves but are not in the best interests of the UK.
It beggars belief that those authorised to govern , and achieve what is best for our country have such alternative views.
Barton babe
21st Jul 2017
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I have tried all the garden nursery in my area and none of them sell money trees, so where will Corbyn get his from? I must try the Internet.
Roof Top Crow
24th Jul 2017
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Try the garden at the back of 10 Downing Street. The Conservative Party looked under the lowest branch and they found money for the DUP.
viking
11th Jul 2017
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I agree with Hattie, Corbyn's adviseres played a blinder to gather up the young vote. I say advisors because this was a very clever way to de-stabilise the country.Now claiming victory, they have set us all against each other.
In a desperate ploy to gain votes it was quite easy to promise the moon to the younger population,knowing that they could never be able to implement these throw aways. This is the usual kind of bribery which the Labour party use[ been done before ].
McKendrick
22nd Jul 2017
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"Corbyn" as you politely refer to him was the only election candidate who properly costed his mandate. City economists all gave it the thumbs up. Since the ruling party's parliamtary tenure, borrowing has risen by 300% - how is that more favourable than the only party to have even produced a mandate - never mind a thoroughly costed mandate? I invite your correction.
SovereignInventory
29th Jun 2017
1
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I have written on another topic before that Mrs May seems to be a Marmite figure and some of the comments on this question really do show that. Due to Mrs May calling the election to obtain a sdignificant mandate, the Electorate obviously diud not want to give her that mandate, hence a hung parliament. So in my humble opinion, we should have cross-party involvement in such things as Brexit, NHS, education, immigration, etc, if it could be done. It surely must dawn on most people that this enforced 'austerity' has not worked and the ordinary, 'hard working' people in this country are sick of it and have seen through it as yet another Tory con - remember Cameron saying something like 'we are all in this together', hmmm, I don't think so. As I have gotten older I understand life a bit more and I don't believe in coincidence, rather cause & effect and if we as a country want to progress in this modern world we must change from being driven by profit above people.
Hattie
29th Jun 2017
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As there is no one willing or, able to step into her place instead they left her out there to take all the flak like she is running the Country on her own let her finish.
The thought of Corbyn, Abbott and Co running our Country makes me sad for both our Country and our young people, he still has not come out and said where he is going to get all this money from.
Having said that, Corbyn will never be Prime Minster there is someone waiting in the side line ready to jump in now that he has done all the dirty work.
Roof Top Crow
3rd Jul 2017
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The implication of your post is the economic future of the UK. So logically the choice would be Hammond.

I am not sure what you mean by “let her finish”. It will take us at least 10 years to complete our ending of EU membership. In that time we will have at least 2 general elections and with that will come many changes.

Corbyn and Abbot. There are many people within the Labour party who are very able, Keir Starmer, Emilly Thornberry, Dan Jarvis Yvette Cooper to name just four.
Hattie
3rd Jul 2017
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RTC, If there are so many ABLE why have they not been able to out this man?
What i mean by "let her finish" they have left her out there to take all the flak from, burning down tower blocks, and all the recent back stabbing "let her finish" until someone makes up their mind where this is going to go.
Roof Top Crow
29th Jun 2017
3
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All of my life I have been told by the Conservative party that they represent British values and the British way of life. Stable, consistent, balanced, fair and above all honest. At the same time, I have been aware that whilst the Conservative party have often wanted to pull away from these values they have been kept on track by the social conscience values of the Labour party and the Liberal party. All of this happened within the fair, open and honest structure of an elected parliament.

In 2015 the Conservative party won another election. They were in control of a stable and prosperous democracy that was trading on very preferential terms with the largest trading bloc in the world. And Britain was the 5th strongest economy in the world.

History will tell us what happened between 2015 and 2017. But how on earth have the Conservative party manage to create such political instability and destroy the future economy of Britain.

I can only think it must have been some kind of intellectual arrogance. They called a referendum that was not asked for and casually assumed that the British voters would support them. The leaders of the Conservative party who wanted us to stay in the EU casually told lies to support their opinion. Those in the Conservative party that wanted us to leave the EU told even bigger lies.

The leavers and the remainers in the Conservative party both told lies. The Conservative party treated the voting electorate with utter contempt. When the Prime Minister saw what he had done he resigned, leaving someone else to try and sort it out.

In 2017 we had another election. The lies continued and the arrogance continued. But the electorate young and old did not accept what they were being told and the Conservative party majority collapsed, and the result was a hung parliament.

But the Conservative party did not accept the will of the people and they did something I never thought I would witness in Britain. Money for votes, cash for votes or in football parlance “A bung”. A simple straightforward bribe.

The Conservative party has failed Britain. They are not stable, they are not honest, they are not consistent, balanced or fair. The Conservative party is a disgrace and the first step in getting back to British values is for Theresa May to resign.
Topgranny
29th Jun 2017
2
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Hammond is NOT the person to take over the Brexit negotiations. Theresa May made a mistake going for the last election, but she is the best person for PM and for getting us out of Europe. The only other person I would like to see as PM is Jacob Rees-Mogg, but I don't think he is ready quite yet. He will make an excellent PM in a few years time!
[deleted]
29th Jun 2017
2
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Robcar
29th Jun 2017
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'As for Tory austerity. This is because of Labour's well known financial irresponsibility'?

So nothing to do with the financial crash of 2008 then? And is that also the reason why the National debt has doubled under the tories?
NorfolkBroad
28th Jun 2017
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Our current Prime Minister didn't lose the Election! Okay, so the 'entitled generation' that we have spawned fell for the 'everything for free' lie and voted for themselves as against voting for the country but we need to let Mrs May finish what she has started - with our full blessing and backing.
Lionel
28th Jun 2017
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That's the best comment so far. I'm with you all the way on this one.

I'm in North Suffolk, close by the Broads. Perhaps that's why we understand each other. Basic stuff.
Roof Top Crow
1st Jul 2017
1
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The “Entitled Generation” that we spawned ?. I think I need an explanation of this expression.

Are you saying it is the of working people between the ages of 18 and 50 who pay more tax and work longer hours than the over 50’s who are the entitled generation?

Are you saying it is the people who work in industries where their pay has not kept pace with inflation and remain on zero hours contracts who are the entitled generation?

Are you saying it is the people who work in hospitals, the police force and the fire service and have not had a wage increase in 5 years who are the entitled generation?

If I follow your logic, then the entitled generation are pensioners like me who get an increase in money every year without working.
Billythequiche
28th Jun 2017
2
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The last thing we need is a ''caretaker'' prime minister, we have a PM now and she should at the very least be allowed to manage Brexit until it's completion. Disloyalty and contempt for the referendum created the need for the General Election and put the country at risk of a far left government that would see us bankrupt and insecure inside two years. If Conservative MPs have any decency they would stop trying to further their own careers and jockeying for position and back the PM through these tough times.
Lionel
28th Jun 2017
-1
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You just nailed it, Billy. Well said.
Jenninora
28th Jun 2017
2
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You are quite right Billy. Seriously bad politics nowadays. So divided are politics that it is now taking certain tactics, shoddy ones at that to run a government. Whatever one does or try's to do is it is shot down before there is proof in discussion or it been tried out.
Jenninora
28th Jun 2017
3
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I do think T May should finish with what has been forced on her ( with D Cameron) bouncing out when he did.
T May did make a mistake regarding calling her election. She also should stand alone and take the path with out being propped up.
Mind you the Brexit decisions are all looming and she obviously knows it would have been difficult without out enough of her own M P's.
Whatever, onward it will have to go. If she is given the peace to do anything.

At last she is standing up to the comments regarding the very bad standards of workmanship on these poorly refurbished buildings.

For many many years all governments in the U K have lost the ability to do jobs like these in question, Properly.
Where is good British Standards??
Stuartgboyd
28th Jun 2017
3
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TomD1: The LAST thing we need is another election. Let Theresa May get on with getting us the best possible deal or we will all suffer. I don't trust Corbyn as far as I can throw him and the thought of him as PM is abhorrent! As for Sturgeon, the sooner she goes, the better for Scotland and the UK.
Lionel
28th Jun 2017
-1
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So very well said Stuart. Thank you.
BrianP69
26th Jun 2017
-8
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If you can't make a proper forecast amongst yourselves on here.
In all future polls, VOTE UKIP you will get what we all want then
jamesjoyce01
26th Jun 2017
12
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God will these types of questions never end
We are leaving the EU deal with it
The conservatives won the election no matter how you look at it so let her get on with the job
We don't need anymore referendums or elections
I tend to go with the party that impresses me most at the time and any opposition will tell you what you want to hear because they want power, doesn't mean there going to carry out there promises
Just wish politicians would stop all the back biting and help the women get on with the job
SannyFerrien
26th Jun 2017
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A hung parliament is certainly not a win "no matter how you look at it". It is an indication that another election is urgent, with a strong focus on the differences between the two highest contenders; and an indication that a better form of representation might be desirable.

How did the party you went with impress you? -- presumably with its manifesto? -- and why would that be more or less believable than the manifestos of the others?
Robcar
29th Jun 2017
1
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You're telling me that the Tories 'impressed you the most' -
unbelieveable!!
Topgranny
29th Jun 2017
1
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The only thing Corbyn and co. impressed in was lying to the young, impressionable voters. God help us if he ever gets into power!
leighpipkin
26th Jun 2017
10
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I LOVE Treeza MAy. She's the best thing that ever happened to the Labour party !
leighpipkin
26th Jun 2017
1
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Of course I meant the 2nd best thing to happen to the Labour Party. Jez is the first
Curley
28th Jun 2017
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anf1408
26th Jun 2017
3
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Given the choice in the question, the better option is that she remains in place for now. She messed up badly during an election campaign in which all her weaknesses were exposed. But, at this point in time, a Conservative leadership campaign and a new prime minister would further destabilise a government which is already in a rocky situation and this would surely have a detrimental effect both on the country's economy and the Brexit negotiations. Given the election result the Conservative party should by now have learnt that if you put party political interests before those of the country the voters will kick you where it hurts.
Billythequiche
28th Jun 2017
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You are right about the best option but I think weaknesses(plural) is a bit unfair. She was pushed into the election by remoaners in parliament and was only guilty of not reining in her advisers. She herself avoided using the dirty tactics on social media that Labour did and only started sliding when the Manifesto gave others ammunition.
TomD1
26th Jun 2017
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What we need is another election, and a government that shows vision and caring and compassion.
Anyone still voting Conservative is either a multi millionaire or has been brainwashed by the media.
To find out which one you are .... just have a look in your wallet!
NikkiB6
26th Jun 2017
2
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Well I checked my Purse and I am definitely not even a millionaire let alone a multi millionaire. But I am not sure how the media has brainwashed me ??
The real problem with all politics are that you have to decide which Party you dislike the most and which one you can believe in their promises.
Sometimes it will be personalities that win your vote.
I do not agree with a lot of policies from both parties but go with the ones that affect my family and my way of life.
Living within my means and not overspending money I do not have,
Curley
28th Jun 2017
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I would like to see your comments about money in your pocket if Labour is elected, they will tax all of us dry
Robcar
29th Jun 2017
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Well said Tom - Silversurfers seem to be packed full of right-wing Daily Moan, Scum or Express readers!
NikkiB6
26th Jun 2017
2
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We must give Theresa May a chance to turn this round.
Just think how unpopular Jeremy Corbyn was six months ago with his own Party MP's and the public. Now it seems he can walk on water and make the UK Tax money pay for everything we wish for.
Theresa May needs to employ new people like Corbyn did to portray her and the Conservative Party in a new and more positive way. To play on their strengths and try find a way to engage with young voter's. I know there are young people out there that are capable of not being brainwashed and know you do not get anything in Life for Free.
leighpipkin
26th Jun 2017
4
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At least you've accepted he can walk on water. SOOO...anybody who doesn't hold your view has been brainwashed????
SannyFerrien
26th Jun 2017
2
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May chose her personal advisors; she chose to have the election; she chose to ignore cautionary voices. She lost her party the entirety of its working majority. Why do you expect her abilities or popularity to turn around?

Anyone who wants to engage with young voters had better not tell them that a differing political stance means they have been brainwashed.
NikkiB6
26th Jun 2017
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No I did not say he can walk on water, "but it seems he can walk on water'.
I really would love to see him try to then sink very fast rather than drown slowly. At least he would then be gone and Labour could replace him which is what they all wanted to do six months ago.
jeanmark
26th Jun 2017
3
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He may be able to walk on water given his initials!!
Curley
28th Jun 2017
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No we just need to look back at Labours performance when they were in power. Took the country to the brink of being bankrupt and liberalised immigration to keep power
Jono139
26th Jun 2017
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Thereasa may is duly elected as pm and has in my view done a good job however I do not think she'll last a full 5 years I rather favour Douglas Rees mogg he's a brilliant parlimentaerian and I think will one day be a very good pm .
TimG
26th Jun 2017
1
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I take it you mean Jacob, I was unaware of any Douglas. Jacob, as you probably know is the Member for the nineteenth century and definitely destined to win over the younger voters with his Hip-Hop mentality and street attitude.
CountryAngel
26th Jun 2017
5
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I am so scunnered with the verbal running down of Mrs May. The media can't let the people the country has democratically elected get on with their jobs. Both the media and polls from sites such as this along with others create a need for "firefighting" which detracts and distracts ALL politicians from doing their duties to the electorate.
We, the country have spoken, it may not be everyone's choice but it's the choice of the majority.
(By the way Brexit was NOT something Mrs May "started". If I remember correctly she was in the stay camp. Brexit was not political party specific.)
It is way past time that we all accept this and get behind Mrs May, our elected leader, and show a United front. After all the country we live in is called the UNITED Kingdom not FRAGMENTED Kingdom.
You may have gathered from my piece that I believe Mrs May should be allowed to get on with being Prime Minister. (I also disagree with the wording of the options for the silver surfers poll. I feel the wording is slanted and not unbiased).

ENOUGH SAID...........
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Thank you for sharing your views ... I felt the poll question was totally unbiased ... out of interest, how would you word the options of the poll to make it unbiased? Many thanks, Sally
CountryAngel
26th Jun 2017
2
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Referring to Brexit - David Cameron started it as you slanted it.
Letting her continue with her elected job would be an option.
leighpipkin
26th Jun 2017
0
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It's a 'Have you stopped beating your wife poll' That's the reason I didn't click.
SannyFerrien
26th Jun 2017
1
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"Yes -- for as long she lasts"
Mutty
26th Jun 2017
7
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If Mrs May has to go due to her own cabinet back stabbing it will be the last time my vote will vote for them. We, the public voted for Brexit. We are not stupid as some seem to think. Taking control of our borders and being able to get rid of terrorists without worrying about theirs but not our own human rights was my main reason.
Palmwood
26th Jun 2017
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The Torys really need to go. We need Jeremy as the Prime Minister for our children's and grandchildrens sake.
Jackie
26th Jun 2017
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When she decides to stand down then her natural successor imho is JacobRees Mog
leighpipkin
26th Jun 2017
1
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Oh Yes ! I so love him he has such charisma! He is so down with the people. I can just see how his pre-war-toff image will go down with the young and us wrinklies can love the marbles in his mouth !
SteveT3
26th Jun 2017
1
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Do you also believe that we should not have health and safety laws above the standards of Indian as Mr Reece Mogg dose, do also realise that government policy has caused the deaths of in the region of 90,000 people in this country. Personally i find it very strange that so much was made of the peace effort's Made by Jeremy Corbyn during the election branding him a terrorist sympathiser, but yet the Conservative party get into bed with the DUP and give them 1.5 billion of tax payers money' possibly undermining the Good Friday agreement. But that is not the end of this deal is it as, there will have to be several billions given too Scotland and too wales also under the Barnett formula. This will more than likely end up costing the British taxpayers into the tens of billions. So there is a magic money tree after all, but only for the devolved regions.
Macmay
26th Jun 2017
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She needs to get some new advisors and new PR personnel. The problem with the Conservatives they stab each other in the back publicly and that's how Labour win by standing united, Labour will stab in the back but do it quietly.
TimG
26th Jun 2017
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Really? Did I imagine all the attempts by the right wing of the Labour Party to get rid of Jeremy Corbyn? As I recall it was very public and very messy. Do the names Angela Eagle, Owen Smith, Hilary Benn, mean anything to you. Or were they too private in their attempted back stabbing. The Tories on the other hand have historically presented a united front while the men in suits and the 1922 committee have sorted it all out behind closed doors.
patlodge
26th Jun 2017
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I was so impressed with Mrs May at first but, sadly, I really do think she needs to step down now as her credibility has been badly undermined and whatever she says or does is jumped on and ridiculed by one side or the other, which totally detracts from what she needs to be doing. She is in a no-win position now - damned if she does/says something and damned if she doesn't.
fanny71
26th Jun 2017
5
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Good grief neither Hammond or Davis both wet fishes, don't inspire confidence at all. actually a bit disappointed in how David Davis is performing at the moment. Would any of these wanna be PMs really have been able to deal with the situations that Mrs May has had put on her plate these last weeks.
Poppyrose
26th Jun 2017
6
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She has had to learn a huge lesson and frankly I wouldn't like to be on the end of such sustained vicious criticism that she has received through the media, her own party and the public however I do think she has probably done a lot of soul searching and has realised her massive mistakes particularly having those two self serving glory seekers as her advisors and she needs to be allowed to take control and do the job herself. At this time the country does need stability and for her own party to run round like headless chickens looking for the next fix is naive and dangerous. They all need to dig in and get on with the job and prove they are capable.
fanny71
26th Jun 2017
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Totally agree Poppyrose
SteveT3
26th Jun 2017
0
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The very best thing may could do for this country, would be to call another election and resign.
MaxW
26th Jun 2017
1
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She needs to be aware that she is there for the people not just herself and piers. Britain needs to take back control of all those out there committing horrendous crimes of hatred against us. Where is British fight. . Why should we put up with radicalism here get them out if they don't abide by our laws.
BarbaraH71
26th Jun 2017
1
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leighpipkin
26th Jun 2017
0
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Yeah we were wondering who Piers was.
TimG
26th Jun 2017
2
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You mean groups like Britain First and the EDL I assume.
Valerieking
26th Jun 2017
4
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Philip Hammond is all for Europe and not the U.K. Theresa May made a terrible mistake listening to the wrong people but she is passionate about the UK and a fair deal for all. We all need to support her especially the Media specifically the BBC . I would not vote Conservative again if it reverted back to being a boys club for the privileged few.
SteveT3
26th Jun 2017
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The Tory party has always and always will be a privileged club for the privileged few, do people not realise what they would of done too millions of pensioners in this country had they actually got a large majority' many of them would of been in the very same position the sick and disabled in this country have been in for seven years and for many that has simply been dying.
Kobyhodge
26th Jun 2017
6
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I think it is high time politicians stopped jostling for position and put party politics and personal ambition to one side and put the country, it's people and their desire to return to a free self governing country first.
Lionel
25th Jun 2017
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Nice one Sally, this will surely make the fan a little sticky! Perhaps I'll help a bit.

My first thoughts are to let Theresa May stay for a while but, on the other hand, I like John Herb's reasoning. Ah, this one and that one!

Boris plays the fool so often, yet he is possessed of an extremely high intellect. Unlike so many in government he is truly focussed - his mind sears into a matter, Yes, he sees himself as another Churchill - his biography of that great man was superb - yet there are similarities between them.

We are at war with Europe, like it or not. Of course, no guns have been fired, yet, but it is none the less a war. In these times we need a war leader. All I've heard from our other leading politicians is a paper waving 'peace in our time.' There will be no peace in our time.

Let it be said again, there will be no peace in our time! If there is no peace then there is war and we need a war leader of Churchillian proportions. The only person I see in that mould is Boris. Rees-Mogg is not a war leader, no, he's a Lord Portal of the Second World War, an intellectual organiser. I see Theresa May as something of a Chamberlain.

It would be good to have peace among European nations, good for all of us. Yet, sadly, the peace that was is falling away. Best we are prepared for what is to come.

What interesting times we live in.
TimG
26th Jun 2017
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'Boris plays the fool so often, yet he is possessed of an extremely high intellect'. At one time I suspected that the bumbling serial adulterer with the expensive but ill-fitting suit and uncombed hair was an act. Now I am sure it is not. What you see is what you get and there has been precious little evidence of intellect. He is a journalist and can turn a neat phrase and that is about it. He makes up facts to suit the moment and blusters when he is caught out. He would be a disaster as PM but then we already have one of those. By the way I am interested in your bellicose views of our relationship with Europe. I hope you have your rifle well oiled. In what way exactly are we at war with Europe? Quite honestly if everybody had your attitude we would all be marching of the famous cliff edge sooner rather than later. But presumably that is what you want.
JohnHerb
25th Jun 2017
1
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Lets get Boris in and have a bit of fun in our lives. He is totally eccentric, batty, unfathomable but a very clever chap, speaks a few languages, can speak some sense and is a good writer (I just read a book of his about London -a very good read). Surly he cannot be worse than the current PM? He may be very good as he likes to think of himself as a bit of a maverick and a 21st century Winston Churchill. Whats the alternative-more men in grey suits? Politics needs livening up a bit.
SannyFerrien
26th Jun 2017
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Vote Labour -- socialism would liven politics considerably!
SteveT3
26th Jun 2017
3
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Yes Boris would be fantastic for the Labour party, lets get Boris in 🙂
Wilf
25th Jun 2017
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She should go. Mrs May spent 6 months telling us all what a great and a hard leader she is for the whole sorry edifice to come crashing down in the past few weeks. She is weak, indecisive and not a leader. She had those two twits who were her advisers around her and once they rightly went her position doesn't look tenable. She was home secretary for years and never met immigration targets. She wanted to stay in the EU but is the chief exiter now? She should go and David Davis should take over, not Phillip Hammond he has all the charisma of a haddock

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