Leader Watch May 30, 2019 19:33:15 GMT
Post by Alpine Joe on May 30, 2019 19:33:15 GMT
Rather than muscle in on 'Regworld' or get it mixed up with Brexit, I think the momentous contest that is about to get underway to select our new Conservative Party leader, who they'll most likely (though there's no compulsion to) also put forward to be the next Prime Minister, deserves a thread of it's own.
There's already a crowded field, and talk that the rules may need a bit of tweaking to narrow it down a bit, or at least knock more than one contestant out at each round. I'm sure we've weeks of fun ahead of us. Now firstly, it needs to be made clear that this isn't a replacement for the phenomenally popular 'TUSTwatch' (copyright AJ) which after a little break hopes to be back with a 'Summer Special' edition before too long.
Theresa, understandably wanted to hang on for the Donald Trump visit, but straight after that it'll be everyone lined up at the starting line, and the gun will be fired. I've been eagerly waiting to see who local MP, Riviera Macron, would line up behind. And he's made just as disappointing a choice as most of us would have predicted. Yes, it's the man who a couple of weeks ago boasted that he knows more about women's clothes than any male in the Houses of Parliament. The exceedingly ambitious Sajid Javid. I think the explanation was that Saj's parents owned a dress shop when he was a kid, or something like that. Saj is the anything but tough Home Secretary who pops up every month or so, to say that all the knife crime and murder is a bit naughty. But anyway, our lad Kev has spotted something that he thinks marks Saj out as an ideal Prime Minister. Could that vital quality be Saj being a confessed 'Remain' voter at the Referendum I wonder....or that he's now come round to a position where an ultra soft Brexit is probably acceptable to him ?
We'll have plenty of chance for a forensic examination of every candidate in this multi talented pool of prospective Prime Ministers. While our man 'Riv Mac' hasn't put himself forward for the top job this time, and we can severely limit his chances in future also, by remembering to vote for the Brexit Party at the next General Election, I'm sure he'll be explaining to the people of Torbay over the coming weeks, why he views old 'Spock Ears' as the man to sort out the current shambles in Parliament, and in the wider country beyond.
All contributions and opinions welcomed (especially from Stewart) and also of course from our usual Extreme Leftist contributors.