Discussion in 'Current Affairs & Debate' started by Madison, May 7, 2015.
He was CUSU President so it might not have been anything personal.
Indeed, so in some respects this will be a poisoned chalice for the Tories (hopefully), especially with the EU referendum coming up. And as for change of leader, well Cameron is still perceived to be more popular than the rest of the party, something which I doubt any other potential leader would have (except possibly May).
The good people of Thanet may have rejected Farage as their MP but somehow now have a council with a UKIP majority.
I'd have thought Boris would be more popular that the party. Especially with swing voters.
I still don't understand what a UKIP councillor does or is meant to achieve.
He is a bit of a dick but he's gay so YAY
Who did you vote, Whatevs?
NUS presidents always make enemies. He probably just disagreed with her on something and she took it as a sign that he was THE DEVIL REINCARNATE, as it always goes with student politics.
I thought you would be a "compassionate conservative".
I have only just discovered that Lulu is a TORY.
You couldn't make it up etc.
What else could she possibly be? The cunt
Yay - Grayling is no longer at Justice.
Michael Gove being the new Justice secretary will at least prevent mass suicides throughout the teaching profession, as there were rumours of him returning to education.
And prevent suicides in prisons - I assume he's unlikely to continue the absurd policiy of banning books.
(Although repealing the Human Rights Act isn't helpful)
Did he really start banning books in prison? What a fucking cock.
MAY!?!? Who likes Theresa May!?!
To be fair, not quite. He was banning prisoners from receiving books from the outside due to (seemingly weak) security concerns. They could still order books via libraries.
He's still a funt.
She's certainly not popular, but if she became PM through succession rather than election I could see her getting a 'well I don't LIKE her but you've got to ADMIRE HER STEEL'-type following.
And I think I'd probably rather her any day over Boris fucking Johnson.
She certainly comes across as being competent.
I keep going into yelps of horror every couple of hours whenever I remember things the Conservatives put in their manifesto. Two hours ago it was remembering the commitment to abolish the Human Rights Act. Now it's remembering scrapping Housing Benefit and JSA for under 25s.
Status quo indeed.
Well the Home Office is ANYTHING but.
Nicola Sturgeon on Andrew Marr. I've not seen a blouse that nasty since the nine o'clock news.
Aside from the Tories, every single major political party in the UK is currently led by a woman.
I wonder if their will be any more after the leadership elections. I know for the Lib Dems that's not an option, but Labour surely have a reasonable chance, as do UKIP if Farage chooses to die young.
I am starting five years of making my new MPs life a misery. He's v. keen on Twitter, unlike our previous luddite. Annoyingly thus far he's been nothing but spot on, including being anti-fox hunting.
Who's the interim leader of the Lib Dems?
(I'd not heard of her either)
I bet Baroness Benjamin is LIVID
My inside sources at the HOL tell me she is QUITE a HANDFUL at the best of times
Sarah Virginia Brinton, Baroness Brinton (Commonly known as Sal Brinton).
Surely the first mainstream political leader of any sort to use a wheelchair (please prove me wrong).
Oh she was on quite a few of the lesser TV debates like the Newsbeat ones and the Andrew Neil ones
Baroness Grey-Thompson of Eaglescliffe is a more famous peer but has far less influence as a cross bencher.
It shouldn't matter, but anyway:
The new parliament now boasts 13 Labour MPs, 12 Conservatives and 2 SNP members from the LGB communities, all of whom are listed below:
Conservative: Nick Herbert, Ben Howlett, Conor Burns, Mike Freer, Nick Boles, Iain Stewart, Stuart Andrew, Crispin Blunt, Nigel Evans, Alan Duncan, David Kawczynski, Margot James
Labour: Gordon Marsden, Stephen Doughty, Steve Reed, Ben Bradshaw, Peter Kyle, Wes Streeting, Cat Smith, Stephen Twigg, Gerald Jones, Nick Brown, Chris Bryant, Clive Betts, Angela Eagle
SNP: John Nicolson, Stewart McDonald
I didn't know my MP was officially out! Good for him. And even better for him for doing it in these circumstances.
And what about the Black girl from the SNP?
Aww, I'm pleased lovely Portillo-ousting Tony Slattery lookalike Stephen Twigg is still going <3
I'm still not convinced Thangam Debbonaire isn't.
He also assume Stephen Twigg is LOVELY because of the Portillo clip and he's AN EARLY OUT GAY MP. He may well be a proper cunt.
Mhairi Black CONSPICUOUS BY ABSENCE
I think there are a fair few ABSENTEES