Discussion of the UK Government
:sunglasses: 34.9 % ❤ 7 % :thumbsup: 8.1 % 😯 3.5 % :grinning: 45.3 % 😟 1.2 %
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By Oblomov
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youngian wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:35 am
Oblomov wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:09 am
Yebbut Bozza was positive innit
Optimistic. Hunt’s premise that you can’t plan a geopolitical strategy based on optimism didn’t play with the audience.
It did remind me of partially why Jimmy Carter being perceived poorly as POTUS was because he saw a bad trending path and didn't sugarcoat when pointing it out. Couple that with some foreign policy cock ups and Americans were all too eager to vote for Ronald "it's morning in America" Reagan.

Not that I'm suggesting Jeremy Hunt is anywhere near as decent a person as Jimmy Carter.
 
By youngian
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It did remind me of partially why Jimmy Carter being perceived poorly as POTUS was because he saw a bad trending path and didn't sugarcoat when pointing it out. Couple that with some foreign policy cock ups and Americans were all too eager to vote for Ronald "it's morning in America" Reagan.

Since Reagan its perceived wisdom that the sunnier candidate won. Another trend Trump’s bucked.
 
By Big Arnold
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Kim Darroch quits as UK ambassador to US 'after Johnson remarks'

Envoy saw his position as untenable after Boris Johnson did not back him, Guardian understands
And he isn't the PM yet.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/201 ... mp-comment
 
By Watchman
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The thought occurs; is Johnson taking advantage to have a quick hit at the Diplomatic Service following their less than enthusiastic view of his tenure as Foreign Secretary
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By youngian
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Watchman wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:03 pm
The thought occurs; is Johnson taking advantage to have a quick hit at the Diplomatic Service following their less than enthusiastic view of his tenure as Foreign Secretary

"I'm in charge this time and I know what I'm doing."
"Yes, Prime Minister."
 
By Boiler
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Tubby Isaacs wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:44 pm


The candidate in question may or may not have the initials "BJ". Skipping the first debate, pulling out of this because of the audience. Is he going to show up to PMQs?
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