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By Cyclist
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AOB wrote:
All these much-loved talented people who have entertained and put joy into people's lives that have died this year....and the poisonous Murdoch is still alive. No justice man, no justice. :(
Or proof that there are some people neither God nor Stan want anything to do with
By satnav
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The Huffington Post has published an account of the hustings for the leadership of the Tory party, after giving fairly detailed accounts about how four of the candidates performed hey then turned to Liam Fox.
Liam Fox also addressed the meeting.


No prizes for guessing who will be eliminated first.
By PaulOnBooks
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satnav wrote:The Huffington Post has published an account of the hustings for the leadership of the Tory party, after giving fairly detailed accounts about how four of the candidates performed hey then turned to Liam Fox.
Liam Fox also addressed the meeting.


No prizes for guessing who will be eliminated first.
Declared for Fox:

Robert Goodwill
Scott Mann
James Gray
Paul Maynard
Edward Leigh
David Nuttall
Robert Syms
Gerald Howarth
Iain Stewart

And Johnson has announced that he's backing Leadsom - Hobson's choice.
 
By bluebellnutter
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PaulOnBooks wrote:Declared for Fox:

Robert Goodwill
Scott Mann
James Gray
Paul Maynard
Edward Leigh
David Nuttall
Robert Syms
Gerald Howarth
Iain Stewart

And Johnson has announced that he's backing Leadsom - Hobson's choice.
All known to their friends as "who?"
By Andy McDandy
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Gerald Howarth's the Rentaquote for Aldershot, on the basis of which he considers himself the mouthpiece of the army. He's very keen on calling for people to resign or for their careers to end. Particularly if they're comedians telling jokes about the queen or UKIP.
 
By youngian
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Aaron Banks has said he wishes to lead a Momentum type organisation in the Tory party. He's backing Andrea Leadsom who is a car crash with MPs but popular with party members. Yes the Tories might get their very own Jeremy Corbyn
Andrea Leadsom has stumbled at a hustings with fellow Tory MPs as she made her pitch to be the next prime minister.
Backbenchers left a packed meeting of the 1922 committee muttering under their breath after the energy minister fielded questions on Brexit and how much support she was receiving from UKIP.

Leadsom, a prominent Leave campaigner, was grilled over her links to controversial campaign group Leave.EU which is endorsing her leadership bid.
One cabinet minister said she was asked three times about her backing from UKIP and Leave.EU. “When you’re asked to say you’re not UKIP at a hustings to be leader of the Conservative party, you’re in trouble,” he said. “It was a car crash.”

Another MP said her pitch was a “fucking shambles”, adding: “She babbled on about the importance of the frontal cortex for emotional development, said she’d trigger Article 50 immediately – and then that she wouldn’t. She was good for the first three minutes though.”

But a self-selecting survey of Tory members on ConservativeHome found that Leadsom was the most popular choice to be the next Tory leader. She has also been backed by ex-London mayor Boris Johnson who believes she has “the zap, the drive, and the determination” to be the next PM. https://www.buzzfeed.com/emilyashton/an ... .owzkVMlRB" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
It included bizarre talk about the need to massage babies’ brains.

The leadership hopeful was speaking at a crucial hustings ahead of today’s first vote towards choosing the nation’s next PM.

Energy Minister Ms Leadsom — who was last night backed by Boris Johnson — told the packed Commons meeting her agenda was “bankers, Brussels and babies”.

She confused colleagues with a pitch that one MP said went down “like a cup of cold sick”.https://www.buzzfeed.com/emilyashton/an ... .owzkVMlRB" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
 
By KevS
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Sir Malcolm Rifkind has been asked by the Press Association about those unguarded remarks on the Conservative leadership contest - and it seems he's happy to stand by them.

"My comments speak for themselves, and they appear to be shared by quite a high proportion of the human race," he replied.

Asked how he felt about the off-air remarks being broadcast by Sky News, he added: "It all adds to the sum of human life. It was a bit naughty of them."

A reminder: Sir Malcolm made it clear he wanted anyone but Michael Gove to make it through to the final round of voting for leader.
Ken Clarke's remarks were even better, saying Gove would probably start three wars at once.
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