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Message 2108411 - Posted: 12 Oct 2022, 21:15:54 UTC

Is Liz trying out for gymnastics at the next Olympics with all these back flips?

Liz Truss In 'Screeching U-Turn' As Government Imposes Windfall Tax On Green Energy Firms.

Just in case she loses her spot?

Truss says «the last thing the UK needs» is a new general election.
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Message 2108517 - Posted: 14 Oct 2022, 12:49:49 UTC
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Headline just in -
Kwarteng sacked as chancellor after mini-budget backlash

No easy link yet, but that's got to be one of the shortest "reigns" any UK Chancellor of the Exchequer has managed....



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Barely had the ink dried on my post another treasury sacking:
Chris Philp sacked from the Treasury - he was the Chief Secretary to the Treasury.

More to follow as Truss (the PM is doing a press conference at 14:30 ......
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Message 2108518 - Posted: 14 Oct 2022, 13:43:03 UTC - in response to Message 2108517.  

More to follow as Truss (the PM is doing a press conference at 14:30 ......
Just listened to it - and the questions after it. Tomorrow's newspapers are going to slaughter her.
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Message 2108687 - Posted: 17 Oct 2022, 15:39:08 UTC

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Message 2108688 - Posted: 17 Oct 2022, 15:47:49 UTC - in response to Message 2108687.  

I'm getting giddy just watching the goings on.
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Message 2108693 - Posted: 17 Oct 2022, 16:05:36 UTC - in response to Message 2108687.  

Oh he gets worse.
Worse to come?
Do these muppets know what they're doing?
Aside from feathering their nests that is.
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Message 2108820 - Posted: 20 Oct 2022, 12:47:18 UTC
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Truss resigning...

A Tory leadership race will now begin and a new PM will be chosen in the next WEEK.

Standing outside No10, a solemn Ms Truss said: "This morning I met the chairman of the 1922 Committee, Sir Graham Brady.

"We've agreed that there will be a leadership election to be completed within the next week.

"This will ensure that we remain on a path to deliver our fiscal plans and maintain our country's economic stability and national security.

"I will remain as Prime Minister until a successor has been chosen."

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Message 2108821 - Posted: 20 Oct 2022, 12:54:13 UTC

That's got to be the shortest ever UK PMships.
Holed below the waterline more or less from day -1, then a few more torpedoes came and along with a scuttling party and down she goes.
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Message 2108822 - Posted: 20 Oct 2022, 13:02:31 UTC - in response to Message 2108821.  

Update on my last post.
Shortest by a country mile, the previous holder of this record on ignominy was George Canning who managed a stunning 119 days back in 1827.

https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/british-prime-ministers-serving-the-shortest-time-in-office.html#:~:text=Shortest%20Times%20In%20Office%20Among%20Prime%20Ministers%20Of,%20225%20days%20%2025%20more%20rows%20
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Message 2108824 - Posted: 20 Oct 2022, 13:05:00 UTC - in response to Message 2108822.  

We had a 69-day PM once but I don't recall him. I remember Kim Campbell in the 1980's(?) but she managed to hold out for 132. :^)
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Message 2108825 - Posted: 20 Oct 2022, 13:06:16 UTC

Pining for the stability of Italy!
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Message 2108826 - Posted: 20 Oct 2022, 14:09:18 UTC

WTF is wrong with this country?
I gave it 20 years after the 2008 financial crisis.
No chance now.
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Message 2108849 - Posted: 20 Oct 2022, 20:24:35 UTC
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Message 2108855 - Posted: 20 Oct 2022, 22:47:40 UTC

Here just wondering if feeling a bit sad, also shame for the same, because I can not opt for both Boris Johnson and Liz Truss being
Prime minister at the same time, and they both go in my favor, for being liked or preferred.

That was my fear here at first, in that Liz Truss could be a little sharp for the meaning or opinion she could be having, but not showing up in the way she actually performed or behaved.

Only let Politics decide for the matter it involves, but here feeling a little sad that she goes or a resignation for the same, because here she should have been carrying on or continuing.
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Message 2108889 - Posted: 21 Oct 2022, 15:41:56 UTC

Let me try out this line of thought on y'all.

Why is politics the only team game where a single player is expected to be an expert in every position and role?

Here in the UK, we've started the search for a new Prime Minister. People are putting forward all sorts of names, for a whole host of different reasons.

Prominent in the frame is one Boris Johnson, who - like Donald Trump - is a proven election winner. But both of them revealed serious character flaws in their execution of their ongoing duties in the post they'd been elected to. An election, after all, is simply an extended form of job interview. Behaviour and competence during the winner's term of office are more important than taking home the golden glitter ball on the morning after the TV show.

Why don't we treat politics as a team sport? Every other sport has its specialisms. Forwards and backs, batters and bowlers, wingers and centers, runners and blockers, advertisers and executives.

The next 'top dog' election isn't needed for over two years, in either the UK or the USA. The USA can't hold the big one until then: we could, but at the moment it would take an upheaval even greater than we've seen so far to trigger one.

So why is 'election winner' so high up on the list of desired characteristics for the next chief executive?
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Message 2108913 - Posted: 22 Oct 2022, 1:02:56 UTC - in response to Message 2108889.  

So why is 'election winner' so high up on the list of desired characteristics for the next chief executive?
Look to the science and game theory of betting on horses.
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Message 2108931 - Posted: 22 Oct 2022, 21:13:06 UTC

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Message 2108934 - Posted: 22 Oct 2022, 21:34:30 UTC - in response to Message 2108931.  

What?...

He got bored herding crabs on his Caribbean paradise island?...


Well... The crabs could rise up in revolt and usurp us all with a new crab civilisation...

(Bound to happen for some era of Earthly existence. Just ask a Scientist...)


Keep searchin'...
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Message 2109005 - Posted: 24 Oct 2022, 11:16:28 UTC

Jut the usual dose of musical chairs.
In other words...
...SSDD.
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Message 2109008 - Posted: 24 Oct 2022, 15:11:20 UTC - in response to Message 2109005.  

- and coupled with a load of smoke and mirrors
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