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  • kle4kle4 Posts: 78,843
    Not all Starmers gags working, but the tone of weariness at it all is spot on.

    Boris heavy on Corbyn and Brexit, he's trying hard.
  • LeonLeon Posts: 25,993
    Starmer is still quite poor at this but even he can’t miss 829 open goals
  • ApplicantApplicant Posts: 3,379

    Haha. "Charge of the Lightweight Brigade" wasn't a bad pun though.

    Much better than "sinking ships fleeing the rat".
  • El_CapitanoEl_Capitano Posts: 3,077
    And no Gove on the front bench...
  • MarqueeMarkMarqueeMark Posts: 45,341
    Heathener said:

    Starmer not at his best, but then, never interrupt your enemies while they're making a mistake.

    He's doing well but he really doesn't need to. In some ways a worse performance would be better for Labour.

    Anyway, looks like it is over for Johnson. The '22 are about to change the rules. VONC on Monday.
    Boris to resign before then.
  • RochdalePioneersRochdalePioneers Posts: 20,393
    SKS now listing specific lies that the PM has told this last week. In defence of the "sexual predator". Heard in silence by Tory benches. This is Fucking Brutal. A drive-by political shooting followed by Starmer standing over the political corpse continuing to shoot whilst the victim hands him more things to attack him with.
  • kle4kle4 Posts: 78,843
    edited July 6
    "There is pressure on the people and a war...therefore my unsuitability should be ignored'
  • Wulfrun_PhilWulfrun_Phil Posts: 3,893
    Selebian said:

    Interesting, re Rishi. He'd have looked moe principled if he'd gone long ago, but at least he's gone now.

    It is possible to be leader after sucking up to a completely terrible leader, of course. Step forward SKS.

    It's astonishing that you should use this as a pretext to attack Keir Starmer. His actions prior to 2019 put him in a far better position to sink the Corbyn project after the 2019 GE. That's why he's hated by both the far left and PB Tories, the latter because he rescued Labour from what would have been electoral oblivion.

    Sunak and Javed's actions by contrast seem to have had no wider purpose other than to further their own careers. It's not that they've contributed to sinking the Johnson ship, they stayed until they judged that it was inevitably going down. All they've done is to make sure that they were first into the lifeboat.
  • rottenboroughrottenborough Posts: 53,486
    Pulpstar said:

    I don't see why Boris heading to the Palace would cause any sort of constitutional issue. He's the PM and the power has been put back to him.

    It might cause a slight issue for the Tories as they are absolubtely obliterated (Don't forget we've got the "why did you call an election" -ve effect to play out yet) but constitutionally it looks fine to me and we'll just end up with Starmer PM instead of Mordaunt.

    The Queen retains the right to refuse a dissolution request. Johnson only has the power to seek a dissolution he cannot demand one.

  • CorrectHorseBatteryCorrectHorseBattery Posts: 21,436
    In the top 5 of Keir performances now.
  • El_CapitanoEl_Capitano Posts: 3,077

    In the top 5 of Keir performances now.

    I wouldn't go that far but he's picked up since the start.
  • LeonLeon Posts: 25,993
    edited July 6
    “We have a plan”

    Oh dear, Boris
  • CorrectHorseBatteryCorrectHorseBattery Posts: 21,436

    Selebian said:

    Interesting, re Rishi. He'd have looked moe principled if he'd gone long ago, but at least he's gone now.

    It is possible to be leader after sucking up to a completely terrible leader, of course. Step forward SKS.

    It's astonishing that you should use this as a pretext to attack Keir Starmer. His actions prior to 2019 put him in a far better position to sink the Corbyn project after the 2019 GE. That's why he's hated by both the far left and PB Tories, the latter because he rescued Labour from what would have been electoral oblivion.

    Sunak and Javed's actions by contrast seem to have had no wider purpose other than to further their own careers. It's not that they've contributed to sinking the Johnson ship, they stayed until they judged that it was inevitably going down. All they've done is to make sure that they were first into the lifeboat.
    Because of Keir Starmer, we got rid of Corbyn and destroyed the left from the inside. He is the most effective internal political operator in Labour since Peter Mandelson, no question
  • BartholomewRobertsBartholomewRoberts Posts: 8,227
    edited July 6

    In the top 5 of Keir performances now.

    His best performance I've ever seen him give. Started off poorly, especially missing the NI women in his opening remarks, but from his second question onwards he rose to the occasion.
  • StockyStocky Posts: 8,431

    Shirley the only way the ‘22 could justify changing the rules is if they have more than 50% of Tory MPs submitting letters?

    Plus, would a change be fair upon an existing incumbent (which would amount to a retrospective change) and is there a legality which Johnson could use to bar this? The 12 month rule was put in place for a reason.
  • HeathenerHeathener Posts: 3,404
    This is terrible. Absolutely dire.

  • rottenboroughrottenborough Posts: 53,486
    Beth Rigby
    @BethRigby
    ·
    33s
    The government frontbench looks absolutely miserable
  • wooliedyedwooliedyed Posts: 5,368

    And no Gove on the front bench...

    For the watch.........
  • kle4kle4 Posts: 78,843
    Unions and Ukraine now, what is he on about?
  • JosiasJessopJosiasJessop Posts: 31,220
    I missed this news:

    "Ukrainian mathematician Maryna Viazovska wins Fields Medal, the most prestigious award in mathematics. "

    https://twitter.com/KyivIndependent/status/1544270707307192322
  • LeonLeon Posts: 25,993
    I strongly suspect Boris knows he’s gone and he’s doing this for laughs
  • SlackbladderSlackbladder Posts: 9,182
    The threshing of a dying man...
  • Morris_DancerMorris_Dancer Posts: 59,344
    Hearing unconfirmed rumours the PM is to announce £10bn in public funding for a programme to clone Jacob Rees Mogg and Nadine Dorries.
  • StockyStocky Posts: 8,431

    Heathener said:

    Starmer not at his best, but then, never interrupt your enemies while they're making a mistake.

    He's doing well but he really doesn't need to. In some ways a worse performance would be better for Labour.

    Anyway, looks like it is over for Johnson. The '22 are about to change the rules. VONC on Monday.
    Boris to resign before then.
    Hope so, perhaps hope for this to happen is all we have until next June?
  • RochdalePioneersRochdalePioneers Posts: 20,393

    In the top 5 of Keir performances now.

    In a shortlist of one of the worst of Boris performances.
  • SirNorfolkPassmoreSirNorfolkPassmore Posts: 4,047
    Absolutely hilarious from Tory backbenches. Utterly deadpan - not one of the PM's cheer lines landing.
  • RazedabodeRazedabode Posts: 2,324
    God, this performance from Johnson is cringe
  • AnabobazinaAnabobazina Posts: 14,309

    (((Dan Hodges)))
    @DPJHodges
    ·
    6m
    Current feeling is we’re not in the final days, but in the final hours.

    Yawn. We've been 'in the final hours' since last autumn.
  • Morris_DancerMorris_Dancer Posts: 59,344
    El Capitano, his dagger isn't going to sharpen itself, is it?
  • CorrectHorseBatteryCorrectHorseBattery Posts: 21,436
    edited July 6
    Genuinely, one of the worse performances I've ever seen in the Commons.

    And I watched Corbyn talk about buses
  • StockyStocky Posts: 8,431

    Absolutely hilarious from Tory backbenches. Utterly deadpan - not one of the PM's cheer lines landing.

    I'm surprised that so many are in attendance.
  • Big_G_NorthWalesBig_G_NorthWales Posts: 54,000

    In the top 5 of Keir performances now.

    His best performance I've ever seen him give. Started off poorly, especially missing the NI women in his opening remarks, but from his second question onwards he rose to the occasion.
    He was forensic and hopefully has ended Johnson premiership
  • AnabobazinaAnabobazina Posts: 14,309
    edited July 6
    The first recorded case of the sinking ship deserting the rat.

    LOL. That's a good one. Alastair Campbell with the zingers?
  • MISTYMISTY Posts: 1,530

    Beth Rigby
    @BethRigby
    ·
    33s
    The government frontbench looks absolutely miserable

    Have a heart. If you were on the wrong side of history, maybe you would look miserable too....
  • IshmaelZIshmaelZ Posts: 21,171
    Blackford better than usual
  • Scott_xPScott_xP Posts: 24,543
    Like watching the Honey Monster play Lear.

    https://twitter.com/MarinaHyde/status/1544641170432819200
  • RochdalePioneersRochdalePioneers Posts: 20,393
    Jesus. Blackford mournful. Being heard in silence.

    The Tory benches aren't even jeering him.
  • PulpstarPulpstar Posts: 71,746
    Even if Boris does head to the palace it doesn't stop him being replaced as Conservative leader whilst we're in the whole 'lead up to the election' phase.
    It'd look shambolic, and Tory members probably wouldn't get a say on the Tory leader (It'd be a coronation with the timetable) but hey ho
    Dissolution and so forth takes a few weeks.
  • CorrectHorseBatteryCorrectHorseBattery Posts: 21,436
    This is what Starmer does best, he really should lean into it.
  • AlistairAlistair Posts: 22,950
    Much punchier than I expected from Starmer
  • FrancisUrquhartFrancisUrquhart Posts: 72,084

    I missed this news:

    "Ukrainian mathematician Maryna Viazovska wins Fields Medal, the most prestigious award in mathematics. "

    https://twitter.com/KyivIndependent/status/1544270707307192322

    The better story among the winners was the high school drop out poet.
  • pigeonpigeon Posts: 2,741
    kle4 said:

    Not all Starmers gags working, but the tone of weariness at it all is spot on.

    Boris heavy on Corbyn and Brexit, he's trying hard.

    He's the political equivalent of a one hit wonder pop act, belting out the same song over and over and over again. First a massive hit, then a nostalgic tune, now just tired and oh so very boring.
  • AnabobazinaAnabobazina Posts: 14,309

    "Charge of the Lightweight Brigade"

    That was brilliant :D:D

    Even lots of Tories were laughing at that one.

    Excellent copyrighting from someone at 105 Victoria Street.
  • TheScreamingEaglesTheScreamingEagles Posts: 103,337
    The charge of the lightweight brigade.
    Alistair said:

    Much punchier than I expected from Starmer

    Never misunderestimate a lawyer.
  • RochdalePioneersRochdalePioneers Posts: 20,393
    The silence on the Tory benches is the absolute end. Its over. As in today.
  • FrankBoothFrankBooth Posts: 6,505

    Pulpstar said:

    I don't see why Boris heading to the Palace would cause any sort of constitutional issue. He's the PM and the power has been put back to him.

    It might cause a slight issue for the Tories as they are absolubtely obliterated (Don't forget we've got the "why did you call an election" -ve effect to play out yet) but constitutionally it looks fine to me and we'll just end up with Starmer PM instead of Mordaunt.

    The Queen retains the right to refuse a dissolution request. Johnson only has the power to seek a dissolution he cannot demand one.

    But as Vernon Bogdanor has said the Queen always acts on the advice of her prime minister.
  • rottenboroughrottenborough Posts: 53,486

    In the top 5 of Keir performances now.

    His best performance I've ever seen him give. Started off poorly, especially missing the NI women in his opening remarks, but from his second question onwards he rose to the occasion.
    He was forensic and hopefully has ended Johnson premiership
    (((Dan Hodges)))
    @DPJHodges
    ·
    3m
    Given the context, that was one of the worst PMQs passages I’ve seen from a sitting PM.
  • ApplicantApplicant Posts: 3,379

    In the top 5 of Keir performances now.

    Not saying much.
    IshmaelZ said:

    Blackford better than usual

    Saying even less...
  • MarqueeMarkMarqueeMark Posts: 45,341
    This is Boris Johnson's final PMQs.

    Hardly classic Boris.
  • StockyStocky Posts: 8,431
    Tim Loughton with a rather devilish question.
  • RochdalePioneersRochdalePioneers Posts: 20,393
    God bless politics. This is fucking epic.
  • FrankBoothFrankBooth Posts: 6,505
    Boris now 1/12 to go this year.
  • CorrectHorseBatteryCorrectHorseBattery Posts: 21,436
    Applicant said:

    In the top 5 of Keir performances now.

    Not saying much.
    IshmaelZ said:

    Blackford better than usual

    Saying even less...
    Boris isn't going to shag you mate
  • pigeonpigeon Posts: 2,741
    IshmaelZ said:

    Blackford better than usual

    And I think he's managed to get through both questions without mentioning independence once... Fuck it, knew it was too good to be true
  • LeonLeon Posts: 25,993

    The silence on the Tory benches is the absolute end. Its over. As in today.

    I think so. And that might explain why Boris doesn’t look devastated. He’s accepted it, and is maybe a bit unburdened. He’s going to enjoy the theatre of his own demise

    That’s a wild guess. Alternatively he is going to lock himself inside Number 10 and shoot at by-passers with an air pistol
  • rottenboroughrottenborough Posts: 53,486
    Jeez, the look of contempt on some Tory backbench faces as Johnson blusters on some more bollx.
  • StockyStocky Posts: 8,431

    This is Boris Johnson's final PMQs.

    Hardly classic Boris.

    What odds will you give that this is NOT his final PMQs?
  • BartholomewRobertsBartholomewRoberts Posts: 8,227

    Boris now 1/12 to go this year.

    He's going today.

    Might not be replaced today, but its over. Leadership contest begins today.
  • RochdalePioneersRochdalePioneers Posts: 20,393

    Applicant said:

    In the top 5 of Keir performances now.

    Not saying much.
    IshmaelZ said:

    Blackford better than usual

    Saying even less...
    Boris isn't going to shag you mate
    Probably let him suck him off though.
  • ApplicantApplicant Posts: 3,379

    Applicant said:

    In the top 5 of Keir performances now.

    Not saying much.
    IshmaelZ said:

    Blackford better than usual

    Saying even less...
    Boris isn't going to shag you mate
    We've never met. Do not pretend friendship in such an agressive manner.
  • rottenboroughrottenborough Posts: 53,486
    (((Dan Hodges)))
    @DPJHodges
    ·
    2m
    It’s quite strange how when the aura goes, it’s almost a physical moment. Boris just saying words. Not resonating with anyone. Falling onto the floor of the chamber.
  • MarqueeMarkMarqueeMark Posts: 45,341
    Nadhim Zahawi has a face like a smacked arse. Pondering he has backed the wrong horse?
  • OnlyLivingBoyOnlyLivingBoy Posts: 9,641
    I am opposed to bloodsports but might make an exception for this PMQs.
  • CorrectHorseBatteryCorrectHorseBattery Posts: 21,436
    edited July 6
    Applicant said:

    Applicant said:

    In the top 5 of Keir performances now.

    Not saying much.
    IshmaelZ said:

    Blackford better than usual

    Saying even less...
    Boris isn't going to shag you mate
    We've never met. Do not pretend friendship in such an agressive manner.
    It's a well known joke, sense of humour bypass.

    We are never friends and will not be, because you take such an odd line on it as we've discussed before - that's a matter for you
  • StockyStocky Posts: 8,431

    Boris now 1/12 to go this year.

    He's going today.

    Might not be replaced today, but its over. Leadership contest begins today.
    The only way he goes today is if he resigns today. You think he will resign today?
  • Scott_xPScott_xP Posts: 24,543
    Tory rebel Tim Loughton

    “Does the PM think there are any circumstances in which he should resign?”

    Boris

    “The job of a Prime Minister in difficult circumstances when he has been handed a colossal mandate is to keep going - and that’s what I’m going to do”
  • IshmaelZIshmaelZ Posts: 21,171
    Applicant said:

    Applicant said:

    In the top 5 of Keir performances now.

    Not saying much.
    IshmaelZ said:

    Blackford better than usual

    Saying even less...
    Boris isn't going to shag you mate
    We've never met. Do not pretend friendship in such an agressive manner.
    Relax, pal
  • ApplicantApplicant Posts: 3,379

    Applicant said:

    Applicant said:

    In the top 5 of Keir performances now.

    Not saying much.
    IshmaelZ said:

    Blackford better than usual

    Saying even less...
    Boris isn't going to shag you mate
    We've never met. Do not pretend friendship in such an agressive manner.
    It's a well known joke, sense of humour bypass
    That wasn't a joke, as made obvious by the aggressive "mate".
  • eristdooferistdoof Posts: 4,304
    Scott_xP said:

    Tory rebel Tim Loughton

    “Does the PM think there are any circumstances in which he should resign?”

    Boris

    “The job of a Prime Minister in difficult circumstances when he has been handed a colossal mandate is to keep going - and that’s what I’m going to do”

    Said Margaret Thatcher in October 1990.
  • rottenboroughrottenborough Posts: 53,486

    Nadhim Zahawi has a face like a smacked arse. Pondering he has backed the wrong horse?

    Or maybe the Treasury told him this morning in his first briefing that there is about to be a run on the pound thanks to the chaos.
  • CorrectHorseBatteryCorrectHorseBattery Posts: 21,436
    Friendship with Applicant ended? Wah wah I think I will live
  • ApplicantApplicant Posts: 3,379
    edited July 6
    IshmaelZ said:

    Applicant said:

    Applicant said:

    In the top 5 of Keir performances now.

    Not saying much.
    IshmaelZ said:

    Blackford better than usual

    Saying even less...
    Boris isn't going to shag you mate
    We've never met. Do not pretend friendship in such an agressive manner.
    Relax, pal
    You fuck off too, twat. It's nothing to do with you - butt out.
  • Scott_xPScott_xP Posts: 24,543
    Ooof. Tim Loughton: Are they any circs in which the PM might resign?

    PM: "If it was impossible to discharge the mandate I was given..then I wld. But frankly the job of the PM, when handed colossal mandate, is to keep going" > vote me down in HoC or vote me out, otherwise I go on

    https://twitter.com/BethRigby/status/1544643250849464326
  • BartholomewRobertsBartholomewRoberts Posts: 8,227

    I am opposed to bloodsports but might make an exception for this PMQs.

    This is yah-boo PMQs at its best. He's got no support behind him, and its utterly transparent.

    Its worth remembering that people around the world actually respect our Parliament for the bear pit of PMQs and the noises it generates, even if we often complain.
  • StuartinromfordStuartinromford Posts: 7,115

    This is Boris Johnson's final PMQs.

    Hardly classic Boris.

    A pitiful way to go- and he has to go, doesn't he?

    Blair's was like the overhyped finale of a long-running sitcom; Friends or Parks & Rec.

    Maggie's reminded everyone what they would miss.

    This was the final attempt of a worked-out music hall act to work the crowd in a third rate resort... and it didn't work.
  • CorrectHorseBatteryCorrectHorseBattery Posts: 21,436
    Applicant said:

    Applicant said:

    Applicant said:

    In the top 5 of Keir performances now.

    Not saying much.
    IshmaelZ said:

    Blackford better than usual

    Saying even less...
    Boris isn't going to shag you mate
    We've never met. Do not pretend friendship in such an agressive manner.
    It's a well known joke, sense of humour bypass
    That wasn't a joke, as made obvious by the aggressive "mate".
    It literally is.

    https://www.teepublic.com/en-gb/t-shirt/5481258-shes-not-gonna-shag-you-mate

    They literally put it on T-shirts.
  • CarnyxCarnyx Posts: 25,994
    Leon said:

    The silence on the Tory benches is the absolute end. Its over. As in today.

    I think so. And that might explain why Boris doesn’t look devastated. He’s accepted it, and is maybe a bit unburdened. He’s going to enjoy the theatre of his own demise

    That’s a wild guess. Alternatively he is going to lock himself inside Number 10 and shoot at by-passers with an air pistol
    Do Purdeys make pneumatic sporting artillery?
  • ApplicantApplicant Posts: 3,379

    Friendship with Applicant ended? Wah wah I think I will live

    Oh, do fuck off.
  • SirNorfolkPassmoreSirNorfolkPassmore Posts: 4,047

    Jeez, the look of contempt on some Tory backbench faces as Johnson blusters on some more bollx.

    I liked the rueful smile from the lady to whom Johnson promised a meeting with the Department for Levelling Up "at the earliest opportunity". It basically screamed "well, I hope you arrange it within the next couple of hours, or it ain't happening".
  • CorrectHorseBatteryCorrectHorseBattery Posts: 21,436
    Applicant said:

    Friendship with Applicant ended? Wah wah I think I will live

    Oh, do fuck off.
    Ask Boris I think he will do that for you
  • Luckyguy1983Luckyguy1983 Posts: 18,308

    Labour is gearing up for a snap election amid talk Boris Johnson could call a quickfire vote to head off rebel Tory MPs who are mounting a fresh bid to oust him from No 10

    The Queen is the ultimate custodian of the constitution, she must act to block this imho.

    The Palace are going to absolutely hate getting dragged into all this.
    Could she just be out when he calls?
  • IshmaelZIshmaelZ Posts: 21,171
    Applicant said:

    IshmaelZ said:

    Applicant said:

    Applicant said:

    In the top 5 of Keir performances now.

    Not saying much.
    IshmaelZ said:

    Blackford better than usual

    Saying even less...
    Boris isn't going to shag you mate
    We've never met. Do not pretend friendship in such an agressive manner.
    Relax, pal
    You fuck off too, twat. It's nothing to do with you - butt out.
    I do hope nothing in the day's events has upset you in any way
  • ApplicantApplicant Posts: 3,379
    edited July 6

    Applicant said:

    Applicant said:

    Applicant said:

    In the top 5 of Keir performances now.

    Not saying much.
    IshmaelZ said:

    Blackford better than usual

    Saying even less...
    Boris isn't going to shag you mate
    We've never met. Do not pretend friendship in such an agressive manner.
    It's a well known joke, sense of humour bypass
    That wasn't a joke, as made obvious by the aggressive "mate".
    It literally is.

    https://www.teepublic.com/en-gb/t-shirt/5481258-shes-not-gonna-shag-you-mate

    They literally put it on T-shirts.
    Oh, do stop being a twat. The post you replied to didn't even mention Boris, you fucking moron.
  • CorrectHorseBatteryCorrectHorseBattery Posts: 21,436
    Applicant said:

    IshmaelZ said:

    Applicant said:

    Applicant said:

    In the top 5 of Keir performances now.

    Not saying much.
    IshmaelZ said:

    Blackford better than usual

    Saying even less...
    Boris isn't going to shag you mate
    We've never met. Do not pretend friendship in such an agressive manner.
    Relax, pal
    You fuck off too, twat. It's nothing to do with you - butt out.
    Again Boris can help you with that if you ask
  • CarnyxCarnyx Posts: 25,994

    Applicant said:

    Applicant said:

    Applicant said:

    In the top 5 of Keir performances now.

    Not saying much.
    IshmaelZ said:

    Blackford better than usual

    Saying even less...
    Boris isn't going to shag you mate
    We've never met. Do not pretend friendship in such an agressive manner.
    It's a well known joke, sense of humour bypass
    That wasn't a joke, as made obvious by the aggressive "mate".
    It literally is.

    https://www.teepublic.com/en-gb/t-shirt/5481258-shes-not-gonna-shag-you-mate

    They literally put it on T-shirts.
    And facemasks, I see.
  • Andy_JSAndy_JS Posts: 18,804

    Nadhim Zahawi has a face like a smacked arse. Pondering he has backed the wrong horse?

    Or maybe the Treasury told him this morning in his first briefing that there is about to be a run on the pound thanks to the chaos.
    Maybe there's no money left.
  • turbotubbsturbotubbs Posts: 9,347

    A lot of laughter in the Commons and Boris seems awfully jolly.

    Demob happy?

    "I'm enjoying this!" Thatcher was jokingly associated with becoming Governor of the European Central Bank. Which organisation would be suitable for the liar?
    Humanity will reach Mars in your lifetime

    https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1544636989647032321?s=20&t=LMZ34U9_f0v0KbuPdxMaOA
    I'm nearly fifty. I hope I live that long.

    Seriously. He needs to get SS into orbit. He needs to recover SH. Then he needs to get flight cadence up high enough to refuel a Mars-bound ship. Then they need life support capable of sustaining the crew for that period (*). They need to perform perfect Entry, Descent and Landing.

    even with the progress down in Texas, there're are massive amounts of work left to do. And some of it is *much* harder than the stuff they've already done.

    (*) This is perhaps the easiest part, and even then it is difficult.
    Humanity will never reach Mars, they can't even go to the moon.
    We did, before I was born. The real question is why send humans when you can send AI.
  • HeathenerHeathener Posts: 3,404
    Applicant said:

    Friendship with Applicant ended? Wah wah I think I will live

    Oh, do fuck off.
    Come on. Please leave this sort of thing off here.

    x
  • ApplicantApplicant Posts: 3,379
    IshmaelZ said:

    Applicant said:

    IshmaelZ said:

    Applicant said:

    Applicant said:

    In the top 5 of Keir performances now.

    Not saying much.
    IshmaelZ said:

    Blackford better than usual

    Saying even less...
    Boris isn't going to shag you mate
    We've never met. Do not pretend friendship in such an agressive manner.
    Relax, pal
    You fuck off too, twat. It's nothing to do with you - butt out.
    I do hope nothing in the day's events has upset you in any way
    Only a couple of fucking morons here being twats.
  • SirNorfolkPassmoreSirNorfolkPassmore Posts: 4,047

    Nadhim Zahawi has a face like a smacked arse. Pondering he has backed the wrong horse?

    The horse he has backed is Nadhim Zahawi. That's a man who knows the PM is gone and wants to stand for election as his successor from the position of Chancellor rather than as Education Secretary, or indeed backbench MP. I kind of see why.
  • CorrectHorseBatteryCorrectHorseBattery Posts: 21,436
    edited July 6
    Applicant said:

    Applicant said:

    Applicant said:

    Applicant said:

    In the top 5 of Keir performances now.

    Not saying much.
    IshmaelZ said:

    Blackford better than usual

    Saying even less...
    Boris isn't going to shag you mate
    We've never met. Do not pretend friendship in such an agressive manner.
    It's a well known joke, sense of humour bypass
    That wasn't a joke, as made obvious by the aggressive "mate".
    It literally is.

    https://www.teepublic.com/en-gb/t-shirt/5481258-shes-not-gonna-shag-you-mate

    They literally put it on T-shirts.
    Oh, do stop being a twat. The post you replied to didn't even mention Boris, you fucking moron.
    No but you were doing your usual attack Keir Starmer because Boris is great thing. It was a joke that you didn't get, a well known joke that they put on t-shirts.

    I am sorry it went over your head, dear.
  • Richard_NabaviRichard_Nabavi Posts: 30,200
    On topic: I don't think Rishi is going to stand for leader, and any case he has almost no chance, as @HYUFD points out. I read his resignation letter as implying that he wants out altogether, and who can blame him? He doesn't need the hassle, he's made CoE, he goes out with a good reputation.
  • ApplicantApplicant Posts: 3,379
    Heathener said:

    Applicant said:

    Friendship with Applicant ended? Wah wah I think I will live

    Oh, do fuck off.
    Come on. Please leave this sort of thing off here.

    x
    Butt out, Piers - it's nothing to do with you.
  • CorrectHorseBatteryCorrectHorseBattery Posts: 21,436
    Record here for most flagged comments? Let's go!
  • RochdalePioneersRochdalePioneers Posts: 20,393
    Applicant said:

    Applicant said:

    Applicant said:

    Applicant said:

    In the top 5 of Keir performances now.

    Not saying much.
    IshmaelZ said:

    Blackford better than usual

    Saying even less...
    Boris isn't going to shag you mate
    We've never met. Do not pretend friendship in such an agressive manner.
    It's a well known joke, sense of humour bypass
    That wasn't a joke, as made obvious by the aggressive "mate".
    It literally is.

    https://www.teepublic.com/en-gb/t-shirt/5481258-shes-not-gonna-shag-you-mate

    They literally put it on T-shirts.
    Oh, do stop being a twat. The post you replied to didn't even mention Boris, you fucking moron.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRfKdNxIOcQ
  • eristdooferistdoof Posts: 4,304
    edited July 6

    Pulpstar said:

    I don't see why Boris heading to the Palace would cause any sort of constitutional issue. He's the PM and the power has been put back to him.

    It might cause a slight issue for the Tories as they are absolubtely obliterated (Don't forget we've got the "why did you call an election" -ve effect to play out yet) but constitutionally it looks fine to me and we'll just end up with Starmer PM instead of Mordaunt.

    The Queen retains the right to refuse a dissolution request. Johnson only has the power to seek a dissolution he cannot demand one.

    But as Vernon Bogdanor has said the Queen always acts on the advice of her prime minister.
    Until BJ in 2019 the prime minister has always offered the Queen advice befitting the post.
  • CarnyxCarnyx Posts: 25,994

    Jesus. Blackford mournful. Being heard in silence.

    The Tory benches aren't even jeering him.

    Missed that, thanks to delivery. What did he say that the Tories didn't do their obligatory monkey impersonations?
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