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View Poll Results: How long will UK Prime Minister Theresa May Last?
She'll last a month at most 8 17.78%
She won't last out the week 3 6.67%
She'll last for two weeks 2 4.44%
She'll last until the next Tory Conference in October 2017 20 44.44%
She'll last until the next General Election 8 17.78%
She'll ride out the storm and serve the full term 2 4.44%
Who cares <shrug>? 2 4.44%
Voters: 45. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 6th October 2017, 06:29 AM   #281
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Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop View Post
Grant Shapps urges Tory leadership contest

Former Tory Party chairman Grant Shapps has said he believes Theresa May should face a leadership election.
Mr Shapps told the BBC he had the backing of about 30 MPs, including five former cabinet ministers, adding: "I don't think we can go on like this."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-41519601
Was Ed Vaizey mentioned earlier as well?

It looks like there are a handful of dissidents ready to rock the boat, and with the Tory lead so slim and requiring some backing from religious nutters and terrorist sympathizers in Ireland, the Tory party is beginning to look a little too much like the Labour Party. Might be time to go all in and elect a true laughing stock as the leader to replace the current one.
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Old 6th October 2017, 04:16 PM   #282
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Apparently May's cabinet is firmly behind her, probably in the same way the Senators were behind Caesar.
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Old 6th October 2017, 04:38 PM   #283
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Infamy, infamy, they've all got it infamy!
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Old 7th October 2017, 12:22 AM   #284
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Inamy, inamy, they've all got it inamy!
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Originally Posted by Darat View Post
T Y!
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This is funny.

https://wingsoverscotland.com/wp-con.../10/img393.jpg

The cartoon is titled "The Shoogly Peg". Do Sassenachs and other assorted furriners get it?
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Old 7th October 2017, 07:49 AM   #287
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Originally Posted by Rolfe View Post
This is funny.

https://wingsoverscotland.com/wp-con.../10/img393.jpg

The cartoon is titled "The Shoogly Peg". Do Sassenachs and other assorted furriners get it?
I don't. I once heard Andrew Neil use the term when he was mocking a pollster for predicting the hung parliament in the recent general election when everyone else was predicting a win for May. I had no idea what he meant, but the pollster turned out to be right and the various talking heads including Neil who were lined up to smirk at him turned out to be wrong.
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The full phrase (somewhat Anglicised) is "your coat's on a shoogly peg." Shoogly means shaky, often in the sense of unstable and about to come off. A shoogly peg is one that isn't firmly affixed and is likely to come off the wall any minute.

The implication of the saying is that your position in the organisation (in the widest sense - it could be anything from acceptance in a social group to job insecurity) is questionable and may soon come to an end.

The cleverness of the cartoon is in translating the letters falling off the wall into coat pegs falling off the wall, and May's coat being potentially on the next peg due to fall.
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Originally Posted by Rolfe View Post
The full phrase (somewhat Anglicised) is "your coat's on a shoogly peg." Shoogly means shaky, often in the sense of unstable and about to come off. A shoogly peg is one that isn't firmly affixed and is likely to come off the wall any minute.

The implication of the saying is that your position in the organisation (in the widest sense - it could be anything from acceptance in a social group to job insecurity) is questionable and may soon come to an end.

The cleverness of the cartoon is in translating the letters falling off the wall into coat pegs falling off the wall, and May's coat being potentially on the next peg due to fall.
Thanks. Yes, she's certainly not helped by the collapsing scenery and the metaphors they give rise to. Not her fault that the letters fell off but her misfortune that it is so appropriate.
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And the F being the first letter to come off, too....
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Amidst the looks of horror on ministers' faces, Boris' beaming visage was hilarious.
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According to the latest BBC article may said:

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Theresa May has said she is "pretty resilient" and it is not her style to "hide from a challenge" despite a mishap-strewn party conference speech.
She doesn't hide from a challenge, that's why she didn't turn up for any of the election debates.
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According to the latest BBC article may said:

She doesn't hide from a challenge, that's why she didn't turn up for any of the election debates.
And never answers a question, whether or not it's challenging.

We just watched HIGNFY from 9 days ago and they were pretty savage, in a funny way. They also captured the moment when the 'F' fell, and wondered what Rudd said to Johnson to get him to stand
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Well, it's getting sad and almost cruel as each performance gets worse and worse. Today's PMQs were a disaster, then we hear Euro leaders will 'talk up her efforts' as they don't want her politically weakened any further. Keep her on life support, pretty much.

She needs to just quit before she suffers any more at a personal level. Who could advise her? Hubby?
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Amazingly enough, there is another person who has offered what seems to me to be good advice.

https://www.theguardian.com/commenti...t-cant-be-done
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Now that the Tory government has lost a key Commons vote with rebel conservative MP's ganging up with Labour 305 - 309, I predict this signals Theresa May's death knells.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-42346192

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The government has been narrowly defeated in a key vote on its Brexit bill after a rebellion by Tory MPs.

In a blow to Prime Minister Theresa May, MPs voted to give Parliament a legal guarantee of a vote on the final Brexit deal struck with Brussels.

The government had argued this would jeopardise its chances of delivering a smooth departure from the EU.

Despite a last-minute attempt to offer concessions to rebels, an amendment to the bill was backed by 309 to 305.
Dong. Dong Dong.
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Now that the Tory government has lost a key Commons vote with rebel conservative MP's ganging up with Labour 305 - 309, I predict this signals Theresa May's death knells.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-42346192



Dong. Dong Dong.
Except that both factions hate each other and Corbyn more. She has a perverse strength in here utter weakness.

I think it would be very difficult for her to lose a no confidence vote sufficiently to force an election.

She has a perfect excuse to get rid of Davis if she wants to.
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Originally Posted by Vixen View Post
Now that the Tory government has lost a key Commons vote with rebel conservative MP's ganging up with Labour 305 - 309, I predict this signals Theresa May's death knells.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-42346192



Dong. Dong Dong.
Again it comes down to who wants to take over and whether those choices are acceptable to a large enough number of Tories. Right now, it seems they dont want to choose anyone who is made enough to want to be leader.
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Again it comes down to who wants to take over and whether those choices are acceptable to a large enough number of Tories. Right now, it seems they dont want to choose anyone who is made enough to want to be leader.
Is anyone mad (I assume this was a typo rather than a reference to the mafia, although that might also be appropriate) enough to want to grab the poisoned chalice for themselves at the moment?
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Is anyone mad (I assume this was a typo rather than a reference to the mafia, although that might also be appropriate) enough to want to grab the poisoned chalice for themselves at the moment?
Ha! Yes, it was a typo. I wouldn't be surprised if there were one or two who would be mad enough to grab it but not mad enough to think anyone would publicly support them doing it.
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Is anyone mad (I assume this was a typo rather than a reference to the mafia, although that might also be appropriate) enough to want to grab the poisoned chalice for themselves at the moment?
Boris? Boris? Boris?
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