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Re: This governments shenanigans

Post by Richard Frost » Thu Jul 07 2022 9:44am

Sarah wrote:
Thu Jul 07 2022 9:22am
BBC confirming that he's going today! :clap: :clap: :clap:
Boris Johnson is to stand down as Conservative Party leader after losing the support of his ministers and MPs.

A Conservative leadership contest will take place this summer and a new prime minister will be in place in time for the party conference in October.

In the meantime, Mr Johnson will continue as prime minister.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-politics-62072419
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-62064789
Apparently he is saying he will resign and stay until the Autumn in order for an ordered transition. Announcement to be made later today. Will there be tears? I can't see that the men in grey suits will accept the autumn proposal and suspect they will try to get this done ASAP

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Re: This governments shenanigans

Post by Sarah » Thu Jul 07 2022 9:57am

Richard Frost wrote:
Thu Jul 07 2022 9:44am
Champagne for Sarah tonight?
You bet! :mrgreen:
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Re: This governments shenanigans

Post by macliam » Thu Jul 07 2022 10:51am

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Re: This governments shenanigans

Post by Sarah » Thu Jul 07 2022 10:58am

Richard Frost wrote:
Thu Jul 07 2022 9:44am
I can't see that the men in grey suits will accept the autumn proposal and suspect they will try to get this done ASAP
You're right. Leave means leave. :arrow:

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Re: This governments shenanigans

Post by Richard Frost » Thu Jul 07 2022 11:05am

The rumour has it that ministers have complained that there has been no replies to their resignation letters. A number 10 spokesman said that they have had overwhelmingly large postbags over the last three days and that every letter that needs a reply will get one once they are fully staffed again.

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Re: This governments shenanigans

Post by Richard Frost » Thu Jul 07 2022 11:07am

Apparently an announcement will be made shortly about new appointments to the cabinet.
Posted at 10:3610:36
BREAKING
Truss returning to London

Chris Mason

Political editor

Foreign Secretary Liz Truss is cutting short her trip to a G20 meeting in Indonesia and returning to London.

She will issue a statement "shortly", I am told.

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Re: This governments shenanigans

Post by Sarah » Thu Jul 07 2022 11:21am

There are also rumours that some resigned ministers are saying they're prepared to return to their posts conditional upon Johnson departing immediately.

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Re: This governments shenanigans

Post by Sarah » Thu Jul 07 2022 11:51am

No. 10 claim that Johnson has successfully appointed a new cabinet, details to be announced shortly.

Meanwhile, Keir Starmer has told BBC News that if Johnson attempts to stay then the opposition will hold a parliamentary vote of no confidence.

Edit: James Cleverly takes Education, Greg Clark gets Levelling Up

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Re: This governments shenanigans

Post by macliam » Thu Jul 07 2022 12:28pm

Why, oh why is Truss still considered fit to be PM?
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Re: This governments shenanigans

Post by Sarah » Thu Jul 07 2022 1:42pm

Fair comment.

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