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Should Theresa May stay or go?

As speculation mounts over the Prime Minister’s future, with several of her MP’s trying to undermine her leadership, we ask for your views.

After a very challenging speech at the Conservative Party Conference this week, tongues are wagging again about her credibility.

Allies of Theresa May have claimed the plot to oust her from Number 10 is set to “fizzle out” after former Conservative Party chairman Grant Shapps was identified as the ringleader.

Mr Shapps insisted there was growing support among a “broad spread” of Tory MPs for a leadership contest in the wake of the Prime Minister’s chaotic party conference speech.

Mr Shapps was named by the Times as the leader of a group of around 30 Tory MPs planning to send a delegation to Mrs May to tell her she must go.

Senior ministers, meanwhile, continued to rally round Mrs May, with Environment Secretary Michael Gove – who ran against her in last year’s leadership contest – saying she was doing a “fantastic job”.

He said the “overwhelming majority” of Tory MPs – including the “entirety” of the Cabinet – wanted her to carry on.

“She showed an amazing degree of resilience and courage this week, of a piece with the fantastic leadership she has shown through the time that she has been Prime Minister,” he told the Today programme.

“The truth is that the overwhelming majority of people want the Prime Minister to concentrate on doing the job which 14 million people elected her to do earlier this year.

“I think it would be disrespectful to those 14 million people to do anything other than concentrate on those areas where action is necessary.”

 

What are your views? Should she remain or go? What would you do in her shoes? Do you think she is still a credible leader? Is there anyone better to take her place?

Should Theresa May stay or go?

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Stenmark
13 hours ago
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She was made prime minister. The main reason she called the last election was because of disloyalty within her own party - she could not be certain of her own conservative MPs voting for government policies. There was no failure of judgement, her hand was forced by disloyal MPs. These are the same MPs that now (off the record) call for her to step down.

Plus the media were hell bent on talking up the dissent writing about the certain demise of Mrs May when it was actually a few crackpots who were behind it. I thought the media were supposed to report the news not try to make it.

If she falls it will be because of her own "remoaner" MPs and then labour will get in. If the conservative party chooses political suicide so be it.

The trouble is that the 'remoaners' are willing to do anything to thwart brexit and impose their minority view on the people of the UK.
Roof Top Crow
12 hours ago
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Theresa May advisers Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill assured her that if she called an election she would retain a strong working majority. Theresa May dismissed them after the election. Theresa May has publically apologised for calling the election and for taking advice from Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill.

The media reported what they were being told by Johnson, Gove, Grayling and other cabinet members. Are you suggesting that the media should suppress information it is being given by cabinet members.

The latest data shows that if there was to be an election before the New Year, the Labour Party be the party in government, but with a small majority. But that’s how democracy works and if you accepted the Brexit decision then you would have to accept a general election decision.

I have just heard on the radio that given another referendum 48% of voters would tick the stay in the EU box and 42% of voters would tick the leave box.

Democracy does not end once a vote has been taken. And now the majority of voters do not want to leave the EU do you think we should have another referendum.
unclehefty
17 hours ago
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Mrs May is either completely inept or the cleverest Prime Minister we ever had, I lean towards the former view. Her stances on leaving the EU, 'just managing', her Ministers and the '(lack of) power sharing with the DUP' turned me away from my natural conservative tendencies toward a more social approach. When an approaching express train hoves into view, you do not stand the, Cnut like, expecting it to give way, you explore the options and move to one side to avoid the train wreck. She appears to be on the brink of brinkmanship and it is us who will be the losers.
scandiman
1 days ago
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...and if Britain and her Empire should last a thousand years, men will still say, ‘this was their finest hour’. This is hardly our finest hour, is it?
Where did it all go so wrong? I almost weep for this country. What a complete, total shambles. Oh for a politician with some gravitas, a real leader to inspire. Not this current load of political pygmies that’s certain.
GlynysH
6 days ago
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She had lost the cabinet and some of her party. She’s a lame duck. Boris is waiting in the wings with the knife being twisted. Gove and Jacob Rees-Mogg are also hoping for her fall.
Roof Top Crow
5 days ago
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The Conservative Party has lost the support of voters under the age of 50.
Voters under 50 want the same things as the generations before them, and in no particular order they are ; good food on the table, a warm dry and secure place to live, a secure income, good education for their children, good health care for their elders plus money for holidays, clothes and of course much more.

But what they are experiencing under this current Conservative Government is a society where all of these things are becoming more and more unattainable for an increasing number of people.

And this is the same Conservative Government with its insular Notting Hill to Oxfordshire arrogance that led us, sheep-like, into Brexit. And as I write, it is very clear that today's Conservative Party is so bound up in its thoughtless and egocentric squabbles, they are very carelessly, leading us towards the “no deal” self-destruct button.

The Conservative Party Conference as seen on the on the TV earlier this month summed it all up. Sweeping vistas of an audience of grey hair watching an array of elderly white middle class (that is me by the way) politicians machinating for their own political futures. No plans, no future, just empty mindless rhetoric.

The under 50’s do not want what they could see on the TV. It is not that the under 50’s want to join the Labour or Liberal parties, it is simply that they do not want what the Conservative Party have given us so far and what they are vaguely promising for the future.

The under 50’s want a better, fairer and more balanced way of leading the country than we have under this or any possible future Conservative Party Government.
Lionel
3 days ago
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Well, Roof Top, perhaps we should engage again .

I read your points about what the sub fifty age group wants with some distaste. According to your rendering of their desires they want it all, all of the time and seemingly without price. But then, of all generations in the UK so far they are the most selfish and the most self centred. That fact does not point toward their continuing prosperity.

The securities you discern are just not attainable and they never were. I cannot tonight think of a generation which has had even a part of the securities you describe. Added to which, the mass migration of peoples to this island has greatly diminished the chances of indigenous people securing even what you now enjoy.

The world changes every day and many of these changes, which I abhor, you have applauded. Don't now moan when the tree you nurtured bears it's ugly fruit.

It is not a matter of which party is in control in Whitehall, it is a matter of the state of our country in relation to the world and how the then government views the capacities of that up-coming generation. Clearly, the young people of whom you have such concern, are not fit for the challenges offered by the European peoples whose entry to the UK you loudly espoused fifteen months ago.

And speaking of political parties, would you prefer Corbyn in Whitehall, or perhaps that nonentity in charge of the Liberal Party whose name I can't recall?

Rooftop, your post is half baked, which is so unlike you. Come back when you've thought it through again.
Roof Top Crow
2 days ago
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Hello Lionel,
We all chose the sector of society we live in and the media we choose to influence us.

Over the past 18 months you have been very clear that you have chosen a life in a very isolated and rural setting. The decline and ageing of the rural population UK mean you cannot personally know how the other and much younger 80% of UK society live their lives in the towns and cities of the UK.

I gather from the way you write, your preferred chosen level of media influence must come from newspapers such as The Telegraph (Barclay Brothers) The Daily Mail (Rupert Murdoch) and Sky TV.(Rupert Murdoch) The values and beliefs perpetrated by the Barclay Brothers and Rupert Murdoch have very little to commend them. They are negative, destructive and above all else commercially opportunistic.

I have no idea where you get this idea that this generation is selfish and self-centred. Where is your comparison, what are you basing this on. We know that more and more people are going to university and new businesses are being created by people aged under 50 at an ever faster rate.

On a compassionate level it is this generation that is working in increasing numbers in the charity sector and raising money for worthy causes.

The immigrant population in this country are nett contributors to the treasury, they pay in more than they take out. The level of unemployment within the immigrant population is lower than that of people born in the UK. Overall we have more people in employment than ever before and that includes employment for UK born citizens.

The world does change every day and I know you do not like that. We have commenced the 4th industrial revolution which is bringing us more and more technology and AI. I am pretty sure do not like what is happening.

I do not know what you mean by ugly fruit.

Theresa May is where we started with this Silversurfers question. It is evident from the last General Election that the voting population does not think the current Conservative Party are fit for purpose.

We have a hung parliament propped up by the DUP. And we now have a PM who is not fit for purpose, leading a Conservative Party that is so bound up in its thoughtless and egocentric squabbles, they are very carelessly, leading us towards the “no deal” self-destruct button.

You say that the Europeans working in this country bring with them a better education and higher skill levels. Are you saying that we should keep them out of the UK because the UK population has a lower level of education and the UK population are less skilled.

A Labour Government led by Corbyn. I cannot say it would do better than this current Conservative Government.

All I can say is that if there was an election now the Labour party would win, and since we live or die by a democratic vote then that is what we would have.
Lionel
2 days ago
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It's good to hear from you Rooftop. Good evening.

Please don't make assumptions as to what I read. Actually you are quite inaccurate. My weekly reading list includes Israeli newspapers, American and a journal from New Zealand. Also several journals from the UK which doubtless land in your inbox too. These day the British press has become an irrelevance as has our TV. Mostly I don't watch TV.

In our engagement more than a year ago I believe I wrote that if in power I would dispatch a man to New Zealand and request daily reports as to how it looked from there. From where I sit tonight, yes rural and isolated, there's no need for a man in New Zealand. The distant view affords a perspective whereas if one is in the midst of change ... wood for the trees.

I've written before, I'm not against change. Yet now no one sits at one remove to examine the effects of change to our society, the workplace and much else. These last thirty odd years our economy has been based around consumerism. More than a year ago you attended a conference on AI. This, it seems, is the future. But even a simple understanding of the effects of AI on the working population says so many will be made redundant by AI. If so many can't afford to buy multiple consumer products, where is the nation's economy? In tatters? Has anyone thought out the ramifications of where technology is leading? Seems not.

It seems to me tonight greed has taken pride of place. I wonder what your father, who depended on a Friday night, would think of that? Greed makes monsters of people. Greed is never satisfied but only demands more. Where is that more coming from? The earth's resources are being depleted by Western man's incessant greed. These young people, of which you speak so highly, know nothing but greed. What will they be like when someone, somewhere, must say 'no' to them?

Exploitation of a resource, whatever that may be, is never infinite.

Your mention of charity work disturbs me. Our word charity comes from the Greek Charis - I don't have a Greek keyboard set up to render exactly. The New Testament indicates it is first a love of Almighty God - Agape love - which spills over into love of people but directed by the Holy Spirit. Is that the case to which you refer?

Rooftop, I leave you to your metropolitan night. Here there's a cloudless sky. The stars are so bright and there is silence, true silence. Just wonderful.
Roof Top Crow
12 hours ago
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Hello Lionel
We are getting away from the question about Theresa May.

I stand corrected about your media influences. However, things are worse than I thought. Your choice of journals, is giving you a narrow and uninformed view of the UK.

By your own admission, you do not read UK printed media and you do not watch anything on TV or online. At the moment you are not able to comment in any meaningful way about our leaving EU membership and how it might change our society.

If you do nothing else, can I politely request that you add the FT on Saturday to your weekly reading material.

The UK is in the process of walking away from agreements and structures that have made the UK the 5th most successful country in the world. The UK is walking away from the cross-border agreements and open borders that have given us the longest period of peace in Europe for hundreds of years.

Walking away from the EU. It might be a good decision, it might be a bad decision

New Zealand. I see that they now have the NZ Labour Party leading a coalition. The New Zealand PM was at one time, part of the Tony Blair team here in the UK.

The use of technology in the future is not owned, managed or controlled by anyone. But, the industries driving technology are very aware of the advantages it will bring, and the disadvantages it will bring. Much thought is going into how to mitigate the downside. All we know so far, is that technology has created more jobs worldwide than it has removed.

Capitalism and greed go hand in hand. The negatives of capitalism make the headlines but the other side of capitalism is that world hunger and poverty has massively reduced in the past 50 years. Capitalism and the money it creates have done this.

I grew up in the centre of London, and my working life was in central London. In retirement, I have time to enjoy the extraordinary number of things there are to do in London, and yes it is noisy.

Theresa May.
History will tell us what really happened and what she really achieved. At the moment it looks as though history will show her as a failed, weak and lacklustre PM.
1BA
12th Oct 2017
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I think in a perfect world she should go, but we do not live in a perfect world and which one of those self serving baffons could replace her. Boris the clown, Hammond the insidious, Hunt the self serving . Sometimes Better the Devil You Know than The Devil you dont. Sad but true nearly all MPS on all sides of the house care little for enyone except themselves , and their own ambitions even if it is to the detriment of the people and the country. Shame on them
viking
12th Oct 2017
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Is anyone able to control a bunch of squabling schoolchildren whom we have elected to run the country on our behalf.
The Ya Boo House of Commons is the laughing stock of the rest of the world,[ North Korea excepted ]
Watching the antics at HoC on the TV -well are there words to describe it ??
Please you MP's behave and try to lay off the alcohol, and put the country first.
Roof Top Crow
11th Oct 2017
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This question has been asked before, and despite much evidence that she is as a weak and inept Prime Minister, there are still contributors saying we should continue to support her.

Theresa May has been our PM for over a year and she is leading a political party that has taken the country into the most damaging and complicated negotiations we have been involved since 1945 and now the Conservative Party has admitted that they do not have a plan for the future.

Meanwhile, the NHS is in crisis, schools are in crisis, the social service is in crisis, the prison service is in crisis and the military says it is approaching a crisis. On top of this, the Chancellor has confirmed that UK borrowings have never been higher, UK output is falling and he is now being asked by some cabinet members to take money away all social services to pay for a “no deal” Brexit.

Can you imagine the abuse and condemnation that the Labour Party would have received from Daily Mail, The Telegraph etc if Corbyn had been presiding over this debacle.

But back to the question. The problem for Theresa May is that she is leading a political party whose values and beliefs are past their sell-by date, she knows this from the results of the last general election. Theresa May is very aware that this is causing a massive amount of internal turmoil within the party as her MP’s struggle to come to terms with the fact that most of the electorate under 50 years of age have moved their values to the Labour Party.

Theresa May is in an impossible situation. She cannot have a leadership battle as she knows she will lose and she cannot have a general election as the Conservative Party will lose.

Meanwhile, the countries social welfare and social responsibility values are being destroyed and at the same time, the Conservative Party are leading the country into the most disastrous restructuring of our trade and economy that we will all have ever experienced.

On balance it is probably best that she should stay. The damage she is presiding over has been done and so much will be different after March 2019 that a change of PM now would just add to the current instability.
GlynysH
6 days ago
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The conservative voters tend to be 60plus. The young appear to be going to Labour. We need a centrist government.
scandiman
11th Oct 2017
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For the last century, Labour and the Tories have taken turns at running the country, with the odd coalition, particularly in war-time. The mess we’re in has been caused by those parties. Each makes a mess which the next lot, even of the same party, have to clear up. They spend most of the next four years undoing what their predecessors created. We never really progress. It is hugely wasteful. The Tories have tried to rebalance the profligacy of the Labour years. We can’t spend money we haven’t got; if we borrow it,we have to afford repayments. These are simple, basic economic facts, whether applied to a nation or one’s own finances. Even now, after the financial crash, people are building massive debts and carrying on as before. We just don’t learn. Corbyn policies don’t add up and the mess he will create will then have to be undone. I feel that the Tories don’t put their case across very well, and too many of them are oblivious to the needs of ordinary people. I won’t be voting again, because I’m sick of the lot of them and there appears no alternative.
Rant over.
GlynysH
6 days ago
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We need a centrist government.
hamill60
10th Oct 2017
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she's doing a great job, with very little surport.
GlynysH
6 days ago
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stellaT
10th Oct 2017
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Why should she go? Let her get on with the job in hand. She really hasn't been given enough time as yet, the alternative fills me with dread!
Lionel
10th Oct 2017
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So well said Stella, I couldn't agree more.
Asha
6 days ago
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I agree. Teresa May would get the blame if it rained! She is a hard worker, gets down to do the work and has the people's best interest at heart. Give her a chance
GlynysH
6 days ago
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She’s a dead women walking as there are enough members of her party to stick the knife in. She’s lost her cabinet.
Lionel
6 days ago
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But she's what we have at this time. The others who might replace her are ... well, I'll leave that to you.
Dineline7
10th Oct 2017
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Is it a case of another woman taking on the role of leader. Do the men of this land like that?
I wish she had been more high profile in the run up to the election, but I voted for her then, and I vote for her now.
I think she is a quiet persistent person, who gets on with the job her way. Isense she is stuborn and honest and will stand up to these mumpties who wouldn't have the strenght to do the job anyway.
Go for it Teresa, we the people are behind you.
Lionel
10th Oct 2017
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Surely, in this case, it's a matter of the best person for the job.
JeanW14
11th Oct 2017
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Yes totally agree and she isn't the best.
Dineline7
12th Oct 2017
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What do you mean by the right person Lionel.
Lionel
12th Oct 2017
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I mean simply this: there isn't another Tory front bencher who could take her place right now. I'm not into gender equality or quotas, just the best, and right, person for the job.

I quote you: Go for it Teresa, we the people are behind you.
GlynysH
6 days ago
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She will go as it’s not only the men of the party there are women also. The problem the Tory voters are 60years plus.
Brandy23
9th Oct 2017
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I really don't understand why anyone would want to vote Tory given the damage they have done and are still doing to this country. They have turned the UK into a 3rd world country. Sold off all our assets, running down the NHS, lying, increasing the debt despite years of austerity to supposedly bring it down. The only people they have helped are the rich and tax avoiding, evading is encouraged. They all have conflicts of interests yet nothing is done to stop this, e.g. Theresa May Home Secretary then PM, husband Director in G4 with contracts in prisons etc. They are so corrupt I am disgusted how they continue to get away with it and why people do not see it. Is it because they condone all the cruel and corrupt things they do?
AlexandraM
9th Oct 2017
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Lionel
10th Oct 2017
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I was in Eastern Europe just after the Berlin Wall came down.

You wanna know about third world? If I thought you'd read it I'd write it.

Let me tell you, GB is even now in a far better place than Eastern Europeans were for fifty years under Communism.

Don't bemoan what we haven't got, no, but rejoice in what we do have!
JeanW14
11th Oct 2017
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Rejoice ! Rejoice ! At a rubbish government who have caused thousands of sick and disabledisabled misery,poverty and many cases of death, more foodbanks than ever, more homeless than ever,pensions upped well past the office of national statistics healthy life expectancy, therefore will reduce overall life expectancy, 1950'sand 60'S &70'S Women denied thier due pensions, the tories are a disgrace, the only time I will rejoice is when they are out of government.
Lionel
11th Oct 2017
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If you want to live in a socialist paradise there's always Venezuela.
linj
9th Oct 2017
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It would seem from this poll and most of the comments on this subject that most want Mrs May to continue. I still remember the headlines from years ago. Will the last person to leave the country please turn the lights out ( should labour get into power). And let’s not forget the note that was left saying there’s no money left. The same will happen again if Corbyn and his comrades walk into number 10.
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Lionel
9th Oct 2017
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Yes, Linj, you're right. The Unions are already stoking up strikes - Royal Mail for Christmas time as well as TfL and Southern Rail strikes this year.

I was in the Union of Communication Workers for 7 years. In our local sorting office the slightest provocation would result in 'all out,' and hours of work lost while jobs worth union officials wrangled with management.

I'm not a voter for any particular political party but Labour in my lifetime have always left a mess behind them and Joe Public foots the bill.
linj
9th Oct 2017
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Since the end of July we’ve had a refuse collection strike, it’s been horrendous here in Brum. We also have a labour council unfortunately. The strike is suspended for now (supposedly) until the matter goes to court in November. Will not be surprised to see the roads full of rubbish again come December, what with that and the threatened postal strike you will find come the May local elections the people moaning about the council will still vote them in. Corbyn and that soft spoken voice he uses in tv interviews is a lot different to his militant rally cries.
Lionel
9th Oct 2017
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Isn't that the truth! So many people are so gullible, they follow a party no matter what. We got rid of Wilson in 1970 only to re-elect him 4 years later. How Blair was re-elected twice with his so abysmal record I don't know. It beggars belief.

Corbyn is fine in a pub back room speaking to a handful of sympathisers but when it comes to facing down a hostile House of Commons he has no idea. And McConnell, well he's an out and out Trot. Left to him we'd all be working till death on state owned co-operatives or manufacturing plants. We can't ever let these people near the treasury, nor any form of power. They are political clowns so divorced from any reality as to be living in a self inflicted delusion.

You have my understanding about refuse collection. We had a similar situation in London in the 60's just before I went back to the country. Stinking rubbish everywhere and rats galore. Disease was rife. Disgusting. These days I live in a very remote spot in North Suffolk. We have a very substantial garden and my elderly neighbour and I burn much of our waste. We leave a little for the bins, just to say we're still alive.
linj
9th Oct 2017
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“Oh dear Lionel” you’ve just mentioned the name McConnell. That’s really upset my afternoon, if there’s one person who should be put in the Tower it’s him.
Lionel
9th Oct 2017
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I quite agree, Linj, locked up. But perhaps in an asylum for the 'politically insane compulsive fantasist.'
Wilf
9th Oct 2017
1
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Not much rubbish in the 60s Lionel-no packaging!..no fast food..nothing!
Lionel
9th Oct 2017
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That is true Wilf, but over the weeks it built up, just at the time we began using black bin bags.

The stench was horrible. Summer time, maggots, flies, and rats. Lovely.
JeanW14
11th Oct 2017
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Nice ! So you prefer to pollute the atmosphere by burning rubbish !
Lionel
11th Oct 2017
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The atmosphere is quite fine where I live.
viking
8th Oct 2017
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"Benefits, reduced social care,homeless,heartless cruelty". Perhaps the previous authors should watch newsreels from the siege of Stalingrad etc. and talk to some of us who survived the second world war.
Believe you me - this in this country is paradise.
Wilf
9th Oct 2017
1
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Best country in the world..culture..law..history...none like it!
nape
8th Oct 2017
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the thing that is ruining this country is the people that is hell bent on giving this country away to the E U most of them are M E Ps which is making money out of it instead of fighting for it and showing some respect for thoes that gave their lives away for this country
scandiman
8th Oct 2017
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How civilised a country is, is determined partly by how it treats its elderly, sick, needy and disabled. By any yard-stick, we aren’t civilised. We must look to our own first, before trying to be the world’s policeman, interfering in others’ business. The less fortunate have enough to deal with as it is, without financial constraints as well. We must develop a nation where the best education, health care and housing is NOT dependent upon one’s ability to pay for it. As an example, a relation of mine works for a charity trying to help those with mental and emotional problems. There is an epidemic of mental welfare problems in the UK which a succession of administrations have monumentally failed to deal with. No matter how much the smug, self-satisfied Jeremy Hunt argues that more money is being poured into NHS, the evidence of the experience of many is that it is failing those it is meant to help. Don’t get me started on the condition of state education. This country is a bloody disgrace.
Lionel
8th Oct 2017
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Yes, this country is a bloody disgrace, you couldn't have put it better.

Before marrying a second time in GB I spent some time in the Czech Republic, but before the EU take over. A country about the size of Wales with 10 mil population the people were efficient, hard working, industrious, thrifty and very well educated. Some youngsters spoke English better than I and it is my native language.

Their care of the elderly was second to none, I know, I checked it out. Most care was conducted in the person's home with trained staff parachuted in to help out.

From the time a child entered secondary school they were required to also train in a profession. There are so many nurses and paramedics in Czech it puts us to shame, and most work in other jobs! But in the event of a national emergency these people are ready to step up.

State funded medical care was second to none - I know, I needed dental work. I had to pay - £5 - but nationals got it free.

The railway network ran on time, was clean and never had there been a strike.

Tax? 13% across the board.

10 million people ... leaves this country looking like farm yard animals!!
BlueLady
8th Oct 2017
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The country needs stability not another government upheaval and a potential General Election. Whilst things may not be going as well as some of us hoped we cannot be swayed by Labour promises of spending billions when the money is not there to be spent. Making promises is easy, delivering on them is a whole new ball game. Never before has so much press been given to someone who had the misfortune to have a cold and a croaky throat. Would it have happened to a male PM or party leader; I very much doubt it. Why is it that in this day and age we still have to put up with such sexist comments and reporting? Theresa May is doing what many men would shy away from, taking responsibility and working hard for what she believes in.
ScottK
8th Oct 2017
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She should go and make way for David Davis.
PamS7
8th Oct 2017
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I can't believe how many of you think that she is doing a good job ! If you actually knew anything about politics and what she has done to our economy,our NHS and most importantly our poor and vulnerable,surely you could not condone what the Tories have done ? Disabled people confined to their homes because help with mobility has been taken away.Carers with no respite because social care facilities have been closed ? Children going hungry when working parents have to rely on foodbanks? You are all either blinkered or you just don't care that good people are living in poverty. You might be living a nice cosy life,but thousands and thousands are living in misery (that's if they don't kill themselves,google the stats).The Tories are responsible, or rather you who voted for them are. I hope you can live with that !
Lionel
8th Oct 2017
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Not another Corbynista, are you?
PamS7
9th Oct 2017
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I'm a Labour member and a strong supporter of Jeremy Corbyn.
LucyS6
8th Oct 2017
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My personal experience of this government comes from my family and our friends, many of whom have disabilities or are vulnerable. Their lives are infinitely harder since the Tories came into power 7 years ago. Reduced benefits, sanctions, few job opportunities, reduced Social Care input etc etc. To my mind a government who targets people who cannot or are unable to fight effectively to have their lives supported are hard and uncaring. It’s time we had a change, as I do not believe whoever took over, could do a more unkind and grossly unfair job of it.
jeanmark
8th Oct 2017
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While sharing your concerns about care etc. all of these require funding and that is the root of the problem. While a number of us may not be opposed to a small increase in taxes, I'm not convinced that would solve the issue of an ever increasing sized pot. How do we address that?
LucyS6
8th Oct 2017
2
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I don't know what the answe is but we could learn from counties like Denmark, Sweden etc who do pay high taxes but then all Education, Healthcare, Social Care including care homes if needed, etc is paid for from cradle to grave. They have a choice of which school, college, university the children go to including specialist schools i.e. Autism Specific, if a Care/Nursing home is needed, then again it is the families choice. And as far as I'm aware there is little if any private running in these sectors. I personally would
prefer to pay high taxes and know that when I needed services it was there for me.
DianeF57
7th Oct 2017
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She has got to finish what she started! I remember the relief of her becoming PM - all the other 'contenders' seem to have no integrity, leadership qualities - or indeed staying power. She made a mistake but she is still the only one in my view that can get us through this complex process. Let her get on with the job in hand - I think she'll do the right thing by the country.
silvershe
7th Oct 2017
0
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When she became our Prime Minister Theresa May stated that she is someone who gets her head down and works through things. She is not an all singing all dancing razzamataz type of person.

She is a slow burning fire who will last the course and she puts the playground antics of others to shame.
costume shop
7th Oct 2017
2
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I think she is doing an excellent job under very difficult circumstances and is the only person in the Tory party capable of carrying out a fair and honest job and should be given 100% support .
poodlelover
7th Oct 2017
3
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I agree she should stay. It's not like the Tories are spoilt for choice, is it? Boris? Hammond? Gove? Davies? None of them fill me with confidence, to be honest. I have warmed to her as, despite all the comments about her being robotic, I actually think she comes over as human and caring. I do believe she has made some mistakes but the people around her haven't actually helped. I think they want her to fail. I am not sure the Party actually likes having a woman in charge and I don't feel May has Maggie's backbone so is more vulnerable. I hope she is allowed to get on with the job and this in-fighting stops soon. It is distracting and childish.
JeanW14
7th Oct 2017
0
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Yes she and her party are doing a wonderful job of causing misery and distress and even death to the sick and disabled, more homeless than ever, more foodbanks than ever, hiked up pension ages to 68 which eat well past the national statistics office data of healthy life expectancy of around 62 so working longer will have an effect on overall life expectancy and probably reduce it therefore less to shell out in state pensions,yes she's doing a marvelous job of heartless cruelty and as for Brexit well everyone's in such a stew over it they seem to be blinded to everything else. But yes she's doing great and keep thinking that when you see a homeless person freezing to death in winter.
MaureenS6
7th Oct 2017
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I may not agree with all she says, but, she has had a horrendous task since being the PM , that those who ridicule her, and vote against her , would have failed at the first hurdle ! She is a Strong Lady, and should be given the respect she deserves.....so all of you who are doing the back stabbing...........Get Behind Our Prime Minister and give her the Backing she so Deserves !You are behaving worse than spoiled children, and need to go back to the Nursery, NOT be an MP !!!
CathyM2
7th Oct 2017
1
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Theresa May and her party should definitely GO! They have done so much harm to this country! The working class Conservative voters have been brainwashed by their Tory owned mainstream media and have no idea what's really going on in this failing country. The divide between rich and poor has never been wider since the Victorian times. Get rid of the lot of them. Shameful lot.
Fabbev
8th Oct 2017
0
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nannydee
7th Oct 2017
5
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this is just a witch hunt , no-one wanted the job when the vote didn't go Cameron's way . At least she tries .
Barb 1
7th Oct 2017
1
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Theresa should stay and we must all get behind her.
Audrie57
7th Oct 2017
3
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She must stay and do the job in hand Brexit, you can't change prime minister in the middle of Englandss future.
Some of these MPs I wouldn't trust them with a barge pole, Honesty and they think we will vote them in I hope Not, SACK the lot of them is What I say, Boris Johnson as well, show them who is the prime Minister you won the last election.
Don't do a Cameron and walk away without a backward glance.
poodlelover
7th Oct 2017
1
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Please remember Brexit will affect all of the UK, not just England! But I agree it is too important to all of us for May to be underminded so much. Just let her get on with the job!
jill corry
7th Oct 2017
5
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The whole country needs to get behind her and put the Great back in to Britain again.
Lionel
8th Oct 2017
2
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AnnetteH43
7th Oct 2017
2
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She has had loads to deal with since becoming PM., she needs the support of the country and government to get the best deal for Britain and show the EU that we will not be bullied!!
tracyecvhcouk
6th Oct 2017
5
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Stay Stay you are the only sensible option ...sick to death of back stabbing politicians..look what they did to Maggie and how that disaster ended. Start working as a team ffs and support her.
Fruitcake13
6th Oct 2017
4
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She should stay. She seems to me to be a decent and honest person with the best of intentions who is being harassed from all sides.
linj
6th Oct 2017
5
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Wonder how Grant Shapps is feeling now that the Other members of his party have turned on him. “Not nice is it Mr. Shapps”.
Lionel
8th Oct 2017
2
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I wouldn't trust Schnapps as far as I could throw him, and at 5'3" tall that ain't far!
heathcliffpink
6th Oct 2017
5
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Stay and be left alone to get on with the job. It would also be good if the BBC presenters got off her case they are so biased. I hardly ever watch ITV but Nick Ross, Jeremy Vine etc are certainly pushing me to other stations!
CaroleAH
7th Oct 2017
1
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and Laura Kuenssberg - she's always ready for a bit of back-stabbing!
heathcliffpink
7th Oct 2017
1
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Yes her too no unbiased coverage from Laura!
Lionel
8th Oct 2017
1
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Carole, one day it will be her back. The BBC, and indeed show biz, is like that.
ppl
6th Oct 2017
4
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We certainly don't need a change of leadership a the moment, we have got enough problems.
Purplebunny
6th Oct 2017
5
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She should stay, the traitors who are trying to stab her in the back should shut up and get behind her for the sake of the Country and also for the Conservative Party. The Media and the BBC in particular should state facts and less personal opinions!
She was elected with a majority of seats and a massive number of votes. Theresa May strikes me as honest and decent which are qualities lacking in many MPs of all parties. We need her to get us through Brexit and sort out the other problems the country faces.
We need another election like a hole in the head and the thought of the Marxist anti-Semitic Corbynistas fills me with horror.
Yodama
7th Oct 2017
0
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Excellent statement! You took the words right out of my mouth Purplebunny. Not much has changed since Roman times, knife wielding, power- hungry politicians craving the top job should be disarmed and dismissed.
junentony
6th Oct 2017
4
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Theresa May is a sound sensible woman who is leading this country through a difficult time, some petulant men who are jealous of her calm manner want to steal the limelight sod off you beggars and leave her to what she needs to do to make our country great again
Lionel
6th Oct 2017
1
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On a completely different note, I love your name. June & Tony, my beloved parents names. That alone lifted my heart tonight.
SylviaC8
6th Oct 2017
4
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Sickened by the coverage this week Poor woman has a cough and cold and a bit of scenery falls down and those backstabbing nasty people even use THAT against her. She has to stay, she is doing the job we [ most of us] asked of her. It is a hard job and she needs all the support she can get
Margaret Hart
6th Oct 2017
5
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The last thing this country or the Conservative party needs at the moment is another election. The last was a stupid mistake caused by so many saying she had no right to be there as she had not been elected but she was in the same way as others are elected only rather quicker. She must stand firm with her party supporting her not bleating behind her back - could anyone do any better they haven’t managed in a lot of years.
Everybody hold firm and give her th esupport to go ahead and sort this mess out - don’t blame Theresa blame the snake Cameron who did nothing but lie to us all. He gave thecountry a choice then chickened out when they gave an honest answer and she had to pick up the pieces - a bit like Brown acted towards Cameron.
AnnHar1
6th Oct 2017
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You are so indoctrinated
Margaret Hart
7th Oct 2017
1
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AnnHar1 indoctrinated is the last thin I shall ever be. I didn’t even vote for her but for the good of the country we must have a period of stability or we will sink. If you believe the Corbin fairy tale which would leave us in the worst debt we have ever seen then please explain my indoctrination.
Denys1954
7th Oct 2017
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Brain washing and short memories AnnHar1 that's the problem.
Lionel
8th Oct 2017
1
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GailH25
6th Oct 2017
5
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May has had a tough time,with little back up from her colleagues, I believe she really does care about the country and those who are struggling on low pay ,poor health,and good housing which is affordable. give her time as I believe she is a nice honest person. With a clear idea of how to help get us up and running
Denys1954
7th Oct 2017
0
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We have a conflict of possibilities there, how can she be nice and honest and also be an MP.
Putty
6th Oct 2017
7
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The only consideration is what is best for the Country, not the Conservatives, definitely not Labour, and in the middle of negotiating Brexit the worst possible thing to happen would be a change of leader. She needs to deal with the ministers who are undermining her position and take control of the negotiations. Brexit is the most important thing to happen to this country since the last war and our children and grandchildren will have to live with the outcome. The Government needs stability and strong leadership not the distraction of a leadership contest.
Bigjohn
6th Oct 2017
6
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I am totally annoyed at those that want Theresa out, she has only been Prime Minister for a short time, and doing her utmost for the country, I believe that those that are wanting her out do not believe in a woman being a dominant situation. Those pple should look at themselves and accept that Theresa is the leader and will take our country forward. I also believe we shouldn't wait the 2 yrs to come out of Europe it should have been done instantly without this so called divorce proceedings.
AnnHar1
6th Oct 2017
-8
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The woman is a fool
Roddie
6th Oct 2017
6
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The country needs stability not speculation by yesterday's men
Purplebunny
6th Oct 2017
1
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linj
6th Oct 2017
9
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Just like to say that at the moment there are more level headed comments on this subject than not. Thank goodness the majority can see the ridiculousness of Corbin empty promises
Lionel
6th Oct 2017
6
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Linj, Corbyn's promises are nothing more than lies.
linj
6th Oct 2017
4
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Just worries me Lionel the amount of people on Twitter who believe all his twaddle. Hope they don’t have to learn the hard way
Lionel
6th Oct 2017
2
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Very sadly, link, they might well learn the hard way. But we who know truth from fiction will also go through it all again.
AnneF72
6th Oct 2017
10
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Ignore the back stabbers and stay. The country needs you.
I am appalled at the lack of sympathy shown after she battled on with her speech.
Aitchess
6th Oct 2017
1
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she should stay to see us out of the EU ,but if she fails do do that without any further delay my mind will change dramatically, and it would spell disaster for the Tory Party,
AnnHar1
6th Oct 2017
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She is a laughing stock throughout Europe and beyond!!
Lionel
8th Oct 2017
1
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And you know this because ...?
Mozy
6th Oct 2017
14
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For goodness sake leave her alone to do her job she handled the conference very well I thought the poor woman was obviously unwell and the security are a disgrace to even let anyone get so close to the MPs . Mrs May leads in a quite calm way let's just give her a chance .
philipeileen
6th Oct 2017
10
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Let her get on with the job for god's sake
AnnHar1
6th Oct 2017
-10
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Not sure that I ought even to be part of this group with the amount of Tories there are on this thread !! The press and the BBC attempted to annihilate Jeremy Corbyn, tales of dirty deeds with the Irish all through the election at every opportunity AND THEN after being unable to win Maybot joins forces with the evil DUP and you lot and your ilk stick your fingers in your ears and go into lala land. Now because the press are actually printing what they saw at the conference and on subsequent TV interviews you are all up in arms !! Beggars belief ! The people of Manchester were HORRIFIED that the Tories had their conference in their city and rightly so !! Do you actually know just how depleted the Tory party membership has become? If you are a member then you can go and look at just how many have left the party and there are none joining to replace them !! I will never vote for them again because of the way their policies have adversely affected the people in my community, hard working people who are having to resort to food banks! including nurses, paramedics, fire officers. Are you all so selfish that you cannot see the wood for the trees!! or do you only care about yourselves ? yet the Tories gave themselves an 11% pay rise !! Do you think that after bringing the pound to an all time low, destroying our reputation world wide and indeed making us a laughing stock that they and particularly HER! should be in power?
Mozy
6th Oct 2017
8
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Well AnnHar1 I have been labour all my life but I am now Tory looking at the past mistakes of Blair etc I chose to change
Lionel
6th Oct 2017
1
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Which alternative would you recommend?
AnnHar1
6th Oct 2017
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I actually think, and I never thought that I would ever say this, that THIS labour party can do it they have learned from the errors of "new Labour " and Blair and we need a party that are not bought and sold by big business and the press. Sounds to me like most folk on here are fairly comfortably off and they cannot bring themselves to have any regard for the worse off in our society, I work (voluntarily) in my community for the community, I come home and cry sometimes because I can only do so much 🙁 This is NOT what I read in the press, see on the news this is what I see even in this small rural village where I live. My daughter lives in Manchester and has done for 20 years, we used to see a few homeless, so few that we knew some of them and when my dad died we distributed some of his clothes and shoes amongst them. Now ! whichever direction I walk there are more and more it breaks my heart and this increase has all been during the Tory reign. This, them and us. has to stop !! we are all humans for gods sake
StephSG
6th Oct 2017
3
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@ AnnHar1 - Sadly, the benefits bill had ballooned so hugely over the last years that something had to be done. It is very harsh, but remember we are trillions in debt, which the young will find impossible to pay back. Added to that, we have got many people from other countries on the streets now, as well. It is upsetting, but if Corbyn got in, businesses and the wealthy would leave the country as fast as they could, because the people behind would try to grab any profit they made, spend billions on re-nationalising stuff, borrow shedloads for everything and try to tax the few who pay tax now even more. The economy would implode, and then what would happen to the poor?
Lionel
6th Oct 2017
5
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Homelessness cannot be attributed to one party. Fact. Social house building came to an abrupt end during Blair's government. From 1997 to 2010 there were so few houses built; places in state run hostels were shut down, because Blair, and Brown, had no regard to anyone but themselves. Yet this pair of devil's children opened wide the flood gates to mass immigration putting further pressure on available housing.

With that in mind let's not eulogise Labour or Tories. They are two for a pair in so many ways.

You think we are all so comfortably off? Please allow me to tell you, I am a retired farm worker (always low paid), postman, truck driver and last a carer. I rely on my wife's state pension and my own. She has MS which is an expensive disease to live with, particularly when the end is already written. Our joint income is much less than some here will pay in tax!

I too have a history of helping people, a history over so many years. My wife was for very, very many years involved in the Salvation Army's programmes with homeless people. Over many years we've had these lovely but needy people in our home, fed, watered, sheltered and built them up.

So, let's have no more of this well heeled nonsense. I admire an applaud your tender heart; but when responsibility for such people was taken away from the Salvation Army, the Church of England, etc., and assumed by the State it was always going to go wrong.

I can no longer work voluntarily as my wife needs 24/7 care; for what it's worth that is an act of devotion to this woman and quite unpaid.

Neither the Labour Party nor the Tories have any idea what is what in the real world. So often on SS I have advocated a clear out of the top third of the Civil Service and all politicians. Replace both with ordinary people who live ordinary lives.

What do you think?
Bigjohn
6th Oct 2017
0
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Corburn is a communist at heart, he wants to get rid of the royal family and will do so if he is ever elected as he has no respect for the queen or even our country, you just need to check all the records to find out his true objectives. If he ever got into power then our country would have no defence as he would diminish our armed services to the bare minimum.
Purplebunny
6th Oct 2017
1
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Blair opened our borders to uncontrolled immigration allowing an average of 250,000 people in every year - that is approximately the size of ONE London borough, all those people need homes, therefore we have a housing crisis.
Labour when last in office boasted they had spent all the money and their plans were nowhere near as extravagant as Corbyn's. I hope you, your children, grandchildren and great grandchildren can afford to support Corbyn, Abbott etc. because they will be paying for ever, if heaven forbid, he was ever elected.
AnnHar1
6th Oct 2017
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It's not about Corbyn it's about getting the evil Maybot and her cronies out
AnnHar1
6th Oct 2017
1
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I applaud you, my friend has MS and is also alone as her husband was killed whilst testing vehicles for British Leyland many year ago. I take it back you are not a prat ! and neither am I a troll
AnnHar1
6th Oct 2017
0
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Do you read The Daily Mail by any chance?
AnnHar1
6th Oct 2017
0
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I take it that you too read the Daily Mail
StephSG
6th Oct 2017
1
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@ Purplebunny- and the EU think we should take millions more economic migrants now, too. They would like to send just about everyone from Africa here, any time now. I feel sorry for them, but England is a tiny country, and full up.
Bigjohn
7th Oct 2017
1
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Thereasa may is not an evil person only those that support Corburn and Labour think she is evil.
PamS7
8th Oct 2017
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Hi ,totally agree but looks like we are in a minority here, sad to say. Quite easy to see why the Tories are in power when older ladies who know little of what is really happening to our country are voting for them in numbers. I despair, I really do !
PamS7
8th Oct 2017
0
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It breaks my heart. Thank you for helping xx
PamS7
8th Oct 2017
0
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Nonsense ! Are you an economist ? Did you know that this government have almost borrowed more than all Labour governments put together ?Austerity does not work !
Lionel
8th Oct 2017
0
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Perhaps, dear lady, if you understood the Biblical meaning of evil - that's where the word comes from - you wouldn't use it so freely.

Bear in mind here, one's opinions or judgement of others is often visited upon us.

Worth thinking about, don't you think?
Lionel
8th Oct 2017
0
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And you know this for an absolute, demonstrable certainty. Please, do give us your qualifications for this statement, or the socialist rag you read this headline.
PamS7
9th Oct 2017
0
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The data is from the House of Commons Library and the Bank of England. Hardly Socialist rags eh ? Labour borrowed just over 500 million in their total 33 years and the Coalition and Conservatives since 2010 have borrowed 670 million in 7 years. I'm sure you'll still go back to believing what you read in the Daily Mail or the Sun whatever facts anyone who disagrees with you refers you to.
AnneH45
6th Oct 2017
3
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Not the right time for a change in the middle of the BREXIT negotiations. It would weaken our position. Also I prefer a woman leading the country.
AnnHar1
6th Oct 2017
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A woman ? she is a disgrace to her sex !!
Lionel
6th Oct 2017
0
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Having replied above I'm beginning to think you're a Labour Party troll, paid by headquarters to get their message across.

Stand by. SS is about to become a troll slaughter house. I've done it before and tonight I'll do it again.
linj
6th Oct 2017
1
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Sorry you feel the way you do AnnHar1. I think you will find that if Mr Corbin and his cronies get into power their true colours will not be very pretty. Perhaps you should be voicing your opinion on Twitter that’s were all the corbin followers see to be.
Lionel
6th Oct 2017
1
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Suddenly so quiet. Turned off the heating at party HQ?
AnnHar1
6th Oct 2017
-1
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I am a retired housewife who previously, to my shame, voted Tory!
Lionel
6th Oct 2017
1
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Enjoy your shame and vote something other than Labour.
linj
7th Oct 2017
0
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Goodness me AnnHara1 , you really need to take a chill pill. Your fighting a losing battle on this subject. Oh and by the way I am also a Daily Mail reader
PamS7
8th Oct 2017
0
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Don't be ridiculous,of course AnnH45 isn't a troll,she is just more politically aware than most on this thread. Therefore a Labour supporter as I proudly am as well.
Lionel
8th Oct 2017
0
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And you are qualified to say this by way of personal virtue? Or is it massive lifetime achievement?

Do tell ...
Lionel
8th Oct 2017
0
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Ah, both Socialists, without a view of history and the lasting damage these people inflicted on this good country.

I may only assume tomorrow morning a copy of the Daily Worker will land on your door mat.

Better to write about what you know, not what you assume to be a demonstrable truth.
PamS7
9th Oct 2017
0
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I'm not living in the past like you Lionel. I'm a 62 yr old woman who sees what is happening today under this appalling Government,and prays for change and a better future for all. Jeremy Corbyn's Labour party will bring about a more caring society and an economy that works (by the way, Labour have also paid off way more debt during their periods in government than the Tories )
If you want to talk about lasting damage, Socialists "inflicted "the NHS on this good country. It's the Tories doing the lasting damage by running it into the ground in order to sell off large chunks of it to their money grabbing mates !
JanetA66
6th Oct 2017
7
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Theresa May has had more problems to deal with since she became PM than most. First having to take over when Cameron resigned and left the country in the lurch. Then she had the Manchester Bombing and then the two terror attacks in London, as well as trying to deal with the EU, plus the back stabbing from her own party. As for the problems at the Tory party conference, surely she can't be blamed for having a annoying cough, I say "good on you Theresa for having the courage to carry on".
Mozy
6th Oct 2017
4
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I'm with you on all you say
Lionel
6th Oct 2017
3
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Well said, and I'm not a Tory!
Gwinear
6th Oct 2017
6
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Just because of the hiccups she encountered at the conference doesn't mean she's not capable of leading the country.I think Teresa is the best person for getting the country back on it's feet and for getting us out of the eu.I dread the thought of Jeremy Corbyn as PM.We lived through the dark days of the 1970's and what Labour did to the country by nearly destroying it.
Irene88
6th Oct 2017
9
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It's the remoaners (remainsers) at the BBC that is the problem, led by Laura Kuensberg, Huw Edwards and Jeremty Vine. Every day at least one of them has a cheap shot by twisting what's said to satisfy their own left wing agenda. Who's not coughed when speaking in public? Who's not had a prop, scenery or clothes malfunction.? This doesn't mean you 're not capable of the job.

Osborne (5/6 jobs) has spent nearly every waking minute trying to bring her down because he was sacked by a 'woman'. Grant Shapps is a Cameron crony who's ;ost favour.

if she got more Conservative votes than any other Conservative leader for 25 years, even though her election campaigning was in the dark ages, she must be doing something right.

Unless of course you really want Corbyn with his promises which will put us all into more debt. Like Labour always does. (Wilson, Callaghan, Blair, Brown)

Leave well alone and let's get on with making Britain Great again.
StephSG
6th Oct 2017
4
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@ Irene88 - how nice to read comments from level headed people like you on here, Irene. Sometimes you feel quite lonely trying to stand against all the sneering bias against Theresa and support Brexit. The Times online is full of Remainers writing from peaceful retirement in quiet place in Europe, or young left-wing hot heads with no life experience yet!
StephSG
6th Oct 2017
2
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Ps I now put the tv on mute whenever Laura K or Corbyn is on the News!
Irene88
7th Oct 2017
1
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Hi SthephSG, thanks for your nice comments. I commented on twitter a few months ago and only got left wing swearing abuse. Some people can only comment abusively which is a sad reflection of younger members of our society Everyone can have an opinion that's fine, but keep it polite.

Thank you to anyone who takes time to read, it is much appreciated.
StephSG
7th Oct 2017
0
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@ Irene88 - I have given up programmes like Question Time, Have I Got News For You, and even the BBC News a long time ago, because of rudeness and bias. I blame the media for the awful language and manners of the young now - sad. Of course, they don't remember our kinder and more polite age.
linj
6th Oct 2017
9
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Watched Grant Shapps on tv this morning, said he’d got a list of 3o other mps who wanted Mrs May to go. What a nasty little man. Strange how he wouldn’t name the others on the list. We don’t need people like him in parliament.
viking
6th Oct 2017
8
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If you are time served with the popular press and now the BBC, you may have seen a change over the last 25 years. It is not a matter of being as truthful as possible with the reporting, Now sensationalism and using any method including downright lies to banner a headline that will catch public attention. Why do they do this you may ask- well if you do not increase the viewing figures/circulation figures you are for the chop.
Therefor Mrs May please carry on, see us through negotitions with the blackmailers of Brussels, and the .............ds here in this country.
Lionel
6th Oct 2017
4
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So true. Thank you for writing that.
StephSG
6th Oct 2017
2
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@ viking - absolutely true.There is no impartial news reporting to be found anywhere - all is biased, rude, vulgar or hateful. I despair!
GeminiJan
6th Oct 2017
6
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She is a very determined person- it was unfortunate for her to be unwell at the conference but still she managed to complete her excellent speech - that is something that most of those complaining could not even begin to outplace her!
Riversiderouge
6th Oct 2017
9
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Here we go again! The Tories do this all the time when they're in power. How is it that in a democracy, just 30 troublemakers can undermine a decision made by millions of people. It is disrespectful to the Prime Minister, not to mention those millions who voted for her, and undermines her efforts in getting a good divorce settlement with the EU. These MP's should face deselection as they are guilty of ignoring the wishes of their own constituency voters.

I for one do not want a toff or a buffoon leading my country thank you very much. That would certainly lead to another kind of buffoon in No. 10 instead!
Lionel
6th Oct 2017
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Petula
6th Oct 2017
6
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it's the boys brigade not happy because it's a woman in power.
scandiman
6th Oct 2017
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There was no need to call the election but she did,and then gave a lacklustre performance. She didn’t win a decisive working majority with Corbyn in opposition. She is unfit to be PM. Anyone can lose their voice, anyone can have background lettering fall off during a speech, that doesn’t make them a bad leader. What does is their inability to pull their team together and be seen as purposeful. Brexit is one of the most important issues facing UK in forty years, and we have the government bickering. The government is completely leaderless and lacking direction. Unfortunately there seems to be no-one suitable as a replacement, which in itself speaks volumes. As for Abbott and Corbyn in government, I can only say that Abbott and Costello were at least funny.
StephSG
6th Oct 2017
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She was up against Corbyn's lies to students, and pensioners refusal to accept that the triple lock is unaffordable, and so is the cost of supporting all of us Baby Boomers when we are very old!
scandiman
6th Oct 2017
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I think it should be remembered that we Baby Boomers haven’t suddenly arrived. Different governments have known for years that we would one day become pensioners. Unfortunately, this country is incapable of planning more than a few years ahead.
StephSG
6th Oct 2017
1
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@ scandiman - they have all known that any attempt to reign in pensioners would elicit screams of protest and a vote from the Grey Power brigade that might see them lose the election. Theresa hoped that her position would be strong enough to try to get them to give up a bit to help the young, but because of Corbyn's mad promises to the students, it wasn't, sadly!
Lionel
6th Oct 2017
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Quite right, Scandiman. I've been punching above my weight on this matter since becoming a member of SS.

The State, of which politicians are but servants, has known for 70 years a population crisis, and a provision crisis, was building. Their answer was insouciance; let someone else decide what to do.

Norway, on the other hand, of which you probably know more than I do, built a sovereign wealth fund from it's North Sea oil and gas revenues. We squandered a much bigger take on unemployment benefit during the eighties. Now Norway can easily provide for it's older folk whereas we struggle. In fact, I think it's fair to say we just don't provide much at all, and I've worked in that system.

I feel there is little which may now be done, it is too laye. Because of our generations of self seeking but myopic politicians millions of us Boomers will die in poverty having been taxed to the hilt which is a polite way of saying judicially robbed,

I may only say here, may Almighty God have mercy on our politicians souls. It's as well He's more merciful than I would be.
VeronicaJ
6th Oct 2017
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What is the alternative. Corbin, Diane Abbott mc Donnell Emily Thornbury!. There isn’t any one showing up as a positive leader of the Conservatives.. how about Laura Kundberg she seems to be directing our political thinking these days. God Help us.
Dadog
6th Oct 2017
6
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I think it is more the left wing media and our biased national broadcaster, the BBC, who are creating a bigger problem than there actually is. Yes, there are a few moaners and ambitious nobody's in the party who are making noises - but not enough of them to force a show down. We are fed so much biased information and false reports, that we begin to believe it. Theresa May will see out what she started. Look beyond the BBC and the Labour Left....there are brighter options ahead.
StephSG
6th Oct 2017
5
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I totally agree. Even the Times has gone the same way, lately!
Sue15
6th Oct 2017
6
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Leave her to get on with the job. Everyone has a bad day now and again, she is a strong woman and can do us proud.
toi toi
6th Oct 2017
7
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I agree with you Sue. I would think more of our politicians if they stood together right now and saw us through the Brexit process.
YvonneW5
6th Oct 2017
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I my opinion she's not strong enough to tackle Brexit, also she hasn't a clue about what is going on with the lowest paid in this country and doesn't seem to care that young people can't get a permanent home, affordable housing is rubbish still out of the reach of many.
StephSG
6th Oct 2017
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@ YvonneW5 - Theresa tried to end the triple lock and asked pensioners to contribute more to their own care, but they wouldn't accept it, even to help the young. She nearly lost control because of that and Corbyn's lies - don't blame her, because we are broke!
Titanium
6th Oct 2017
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She should be allowed to continue and her government members should be supporting her instead of plotting to remove her. It could result in us having Jeremy Corbyn in charge!!!!!
StephSG
6th Oct 2017
4
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She tried to help the young by cancelling the triple lock and asking pensioners to pay more for their care in future, but Corbyn promised the young huge amounts, and they fell for that, of course. Then she had to retreat, to stop him from sabotaging both her and Brexit, indirectly.
FrancesT9
6th Oct 2017
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Theresa May is trying to do a good job but with all those wimps her job has been made much harder. For goodness sakes the MP's should all get behind her. There isn't a suitable individual who is capable doing that job. She is like a breath of fresh air, Margaret Thatcher wasn't liked but she had more balls than any other MP and stood by her ideals. Theresa is very similar. However, women in high positions have to be twice as good as any man in the same job, and Theresa is just that. You can't change leadership at this critical stage in brexit negotiations.
jeanmark
6th Oct 2017
7
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Well said FrancesT9.
welshpet
6th Oct 2017
9
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She should be allowed to finish what she has been left to sort out after David Cameron stood down following the referendum.
guiness
6th Oct 2017
11
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She is the only person really capable of leading us out of the Europe mess in one piece. It's time all the other MPs, from whatever party, got behind her and added their support They all seem to have forgotten that they represent the people of the UK and that the people voted to leave Europe
mrgrumpy
6th Oct 2017
9
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Unfortunately the current generation of politicians leave a lot to be desired. Having said that there is no doubt in my mind that Mrs May should remain in office at least until Brexit negotiations (how I loathe that stupid word, although I voted out in the referendum) have been worked through.
Also just imagine the feeding frenzy both the media and opposition would enjoy following a second leadership change in just over twelve months.
The best way to ensure Jeremy Corbyn and his cohorts become the next government is to change the leader now.
PatsyM2
6th Oct 2017
8
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She must stay, it would unstabilise the party and the country if she was forced out by her own MPs, who lets face it should be supporting her and not merely trying to make gains for themselves, apart from which they voted for her and no one else is really up to the job.
blackbeard
6th Oct 2017
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With a heavy heart I feel Mrs May must consider her position, I feel she is struggling with everything that is going on around her. I was delighted to see another Female Prime Minister, but Mrs May has done her best and now.......................................
Dadog
6th Oct 2017
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Blackbeard, it is the BBC who tell us she is struggling. She has a cold and a bad cough and they say she is finished! Their reporters tell us of unsubstantiated rumours of cabinet unrest. It is now revealed there is one MP who tried to create a takeover...and failed. Business as usual.
jeanmark
6th Oct 2017
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I have not found the BBC reporting any differently to other news stations. Most are only looking for the negative side to any issue and do not appear to be interested in many positive stories.

Now as to newspapers, that is different. In my opinion all are likely to distort things to get a story whether they are a tabloid or a broadsheet.
cappers24
6th Oct 2017
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When she first took over I thought she would be far more Thatcher like . However she has really been a disappointment and for whatever reason she doesn't seem to gel with the electorate . She should certainly stand down at some point before the next election as Corbyns popularity grows (heavens knows why !! ) as hers diminishes .
I think the conservatives need a strong leader who can tell Junker and his crony parasites where to go . The question is whether the conservatives have a person who is a natural leader in their ranks .
keithlmj
6th Oct 2017
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I can't understand why the Tory MP's are asking for her to leave. They should all be united or lose their jobs. TM needs a reshuffle and get rid of the re-moaners
babs42
6th Oct 2017
8
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Yes she should stay until the Brexit negotiations are completed. Very unfortunate she had a coughing fit during her most important speech but that is no reason to ask her to resign. I wonder if the media would cause so much fuss if we had a male pm? At this time the country needs stability not a leadership challenge and a possible new election. Whatever happens we must keep Corbyn out as his policies would really ruin the country and the national debt would escalate further.
StephSG
6th Oct 2017
4
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I think many young men can't stand having an older woman wield any power. They don't like it even when women are young and glamorous, but heaven help us when we get older, as I well know! (As for actually daring to get a bad cold - disgusting!)
EileenM37
6th Oct 2017
3
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Stay until Brexit negotiations are finished.
Caz07
6th Oct 2017
8
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Now is the time to stand together not behave like petulant spoilt brats!!!

I totally agree with others that the likes of Grant Schapps and Anna Soubry are likely being orchestrated by Remainers to cause chaos. Or maybe it is just sour grapes because they didn't get what they wanted?

We must support Mrs May - who by the way has Grace and Guts as others have said. We mustn't be fooled. Stand strong behind Mrs May and Conservatives and don't let in the Marxist Socialists and Remainers!!!
najmarenshaw
6th Oct 2017
6
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She should stay and become a bit more assertive with eu delay tactics and Phillip Hammond who is pulling strings against the will of the people
Judianne
6th Oct 2017
5
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Forgot to say yes she should stay at least until the EU negotiations are finished,
linj
6th Oct 2017
9
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She should stay. Anyone can have a bad day just when you didn’t need one. Stop the backstabbing and work together. As for Boris he’s just a clown.
Judianne
6th Oct 2017
7
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Time to shut up for back stabbing members of parliament cabinate and back benchers both!! the presenters on TV are all pro labour, never have a good word, negative about everything!!
Wilf
6th Oct 2017
10
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I watched Question Time last night and a couple of the commentators said the problem is there is no choice. All the rest of the cabinet are unsuitable. The most suitable could be Boris but he is like Marmite-people love or hate him. i love him but as a court jester he would be brilliant. leading the country? uuum not so sure. What a joke out of the whole of the UK we do not have a suitable PM? As I always say what happened to the land of Churchill, Marlborough, Palmerston, Lloyd George and Thatcher? love em or hate them they were all leaders. May should stay for the moment and get a bit of stability.
Lionel
6th Oct 2017
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Once again Wilf, I go with you. Where are the likes of Churchill,Palmerston etc., (Thatcher I'll take a rain check on, I was in the north when she closed the mines and ship yards).

Today I just don't see true leadership material. Oh yes, there's plenty of people who'd like the office of Prime Minster, oh the cache of saying I was once the Prime Minister, but none of Churchill's stature and it is such a figurehead we need now. Somebody must bring together the so disparate factions of our multicultural society and breathe 'Britishness' into them all.

Although many here regard Boris as a clown I just wonder how much of the great man's persona he imbibed in writing that excellent biography, The Churchill Factor. I've read much of Churchill's writing over these many years and have been deeply influenced.

One day, in the not too distant future, another will repeat Churchill's words. The victor writes the history. I truly hope that victor is a true Brit. And that's from one whose family has been here just seven generations. I'd like to think of myself as a true Brit!
Brian Hay
6th Oct 2017
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Can't stand the woman , no charisma, no leadership qualities , repeats the same scripted sound bites with no passion or empathy . She has been shunned in Europe and the UN . She is unelected and yet finds herself with the biggest political negotiation to face this country in decades for which she is ill equipped .
The only reason the cabinet supports her is that no one else wants to oversee the car crash of leaving the EU .
She will be remembered as a pushy woman who was so far out of her depth that she became an embarrassment to the British people.
YvonneW5
6th Oct 2017
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StephSG
6th Oct 2017
5
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See my comment earlier, Brian Hay, about younger men (and a few older ones) and their attititude to older women!
PamS7
8th Oct 2017
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Totally agree, she is inept as PM,as she also was as Home Secretary.
Lyndy45
6th Oct 2017
6
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She needs time to prove herself. She needs the support of her MP's to create stability in a very difficult period for our country.
LizG2
6th Oct 2017
10
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Now is not the time for a change.
LyndaR59
6th Oct 2017
2
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Your vote should only be conservatives ... labour supporters will most definitely skew the vote .
PatW7
6th Oct 2017
4
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She us trying her best but she is up against idiots like Boris Johnson
Pete H
6th Oct 2017
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I think the right replacement is Ruth Davidson - she's charismatic and hugely capable but is not yet an MP.

Stick with the Maybot through Brexit and then get Davidson in position for the next election .... she'd slaughter Jezza!!
Wilf
6th Oct 2017
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I agree stick with the Maybot for the moment-she is the best of the worst. Boris is funny, likeable, charismatic but as mad as a hatter...Gove is like a dead trout...Hammond has all the personality of a piece of wood and Rudd is just slightly above Hammond in the charisma.....not a lot to choose from? I agree with Davidson. She has energy, charisma and a brain
PatB2
6th Oct 2017
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These disloyal MPs do not seem to understand or care how much damage they are doing to this country in the Brexit negotiations and are just interested in their own personal advancement. They should unite behind Mrs May to secure the best future for the country. I don't see any credible alternative to her - Boris is a buffoon.
StephSG
6th Oct 2017
5
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It is depressing how willing these traitors are to try to bring down May, Brexit and the country. They should be ashamed of themselves!
JacquiV
6th Oct 2017
2
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Not just May but the whole Tory Party
YvonneW5
6th Oct 2017
1
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MeggieO
6th Oct 2017
5
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She should stay ...and the whole country should get behind her ! As a remainer , she is now working towards leaving unlike many of the MPs (of all parties ) whose constituents voted leave ...and yet the MPs are trying to thwart that decision.Their ballot paper had the same value as your or mine ( one cross) and they should not be allowed to change that !
JoyM2
6th Oct 2017
9
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She should stay, I cannot see anyone else in the party capable of dealing with brexit at this present time. Let her get on with the job and stop back stabbing. It's the squabbling within the party that is letting her, themselves and the country down.
waadla
6th Oct 2017
11
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Strong lady who deserves a chance to lead a very weak government who should be showing respect to our countries Prime Minister
mannie
6th Oct 2017
4
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ThereseE
6th Oct 2017
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Yesterday's speech was a disaster. She is incapable of keeping her Cabinet or party in check. At such an important time in our history re Brexit we need strong leadership not infighting and weakness. We are now the laughing stock of Europe. Please go Mrs May
LyndaR59
6th Oct 2017
3
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I don't think we are the laughing stock of Europe ..... they only want our money not our input into their federal dream ..... I'll be glad to go !
StephSG
6th Oct 2017
4
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Europe have laughed before, but we showed them what we are made of in the end. Theresa May showed the same courage when she made her speech in spite of obviously being ill. I greatly respect her - she is a srong woman, in fact.
Zettie
6th Oct 2017
7
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If few people in places of authority do not show the leader of a country respect what hope is there for the rest if us?
RickOshay
6th Oct 2017
4
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caroleannetroops
6th Oct 2017
0
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I don't like her, she decimated the police when she was home secretary and now blames them for every thing when they can't do their job due to lack of funding and man power. Having said that she should stay for now for the sake of stability.
StephSG
6th Oct 2017
1
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Do you not realise that the country is trillions of pounds in debt? Do you want to leave any more for the young to pay off somehow?
PamS7
8th Oct 2017
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Do you not realise that the Tories have increased the debt,borrowing more than all Labour governments put together ? We need to invest in order to make money before we can pay it off.Austerity and all these cuts haven't worked,the economy is in a dreadful state ! If we don't get the Tories out soon,there'll be nothing left of this country and a mountain of debt !
AlisonM8
6th Oct 2017
12
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We need stability and all this back stabbing only favours the Labour party I'm afraid
Kobyhodge
6th Oct 2017
10
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Her MP's should stop all this internal bickering and jostling for personal positions and give her the help and support needed to get us through to Brexit in the most cost efficient way. She is a lovely lady who perhaps lacks some of the cut and thrust required against the likes of Barnier and Juncker, who will continue their intransigence simply because they are fearful ot what will happen to the EU when we leave, but with whole hearted party support she will help us to get there.
Londongrandma
6th Oct 2017
11
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I am fed up with the media all they seem to be interested in is stirring trouble. The constant harping on about Teresa May's cough instead of talking about the actual speech was dreadful. You can bet if leaders of other parties coughed during their speeches nothing would have been said.
StephSG
6th Oct 2017
2
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The Times headline could have been 'Brave Theresa delivers her view of the future for our country, in spite of battling illness!' Was it, heck!
Marley444
6th Oct 2017
13
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This is a question on everyones minds at the moment, and there is no easy answer. She has had so much stacked up against her again this week. She turned up ill to address the Conservative Party conference and she was criticised for being ill - she would have been slated for not turning up, so she was never going to win that one! A comedian then tried to humiliate her which was out of her control, and a letter fell off her slogan, also outside of her control. It seems that everyone is hounding the poor woman! If it was me I would say 'sod the lot of you' and go and live my life without all the stress, however I would never have wanted to be in her shoes anyway. As for a credible alternative - there isn't really anyone 🙁
StephSG
6th Oct 2017
6
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@ Marley444 - My thoughts exactly. I hope someone draws her attention to how much support and sympathy she has from most of us on here! Bet the papers won't mention it.

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