So, GE coming, eh?

Which safe (presumably Tory) seat would like to parachute me in?

Varied problems being

1) Not a Tory Party member

2) Not a Tory – although that’s not been a huge problem for many current MPs

3) I have been known to say “fuck” – and worse – on the internet.

4) Not on the approved list of candidates.

Applications to the usual address……

14 comments on “So, GE coming, eh?

  1. And why do we think there will be a General Election in the near future? I thought Boris already tried and failed to get a GE called. Why would he be able to get one now when he couldn’t a few weeks ago? Or maybe I just don’t understand British politics…certainly possible.

  2. I’ve thought about running, but it’s a long commute and a pay gut, and I don’t think I can be arsed

  3. 5) Not in the country – might be taking carpet-bagging too far?

    I was thinking of contacting the Brexit Party about standing against Letwin (I’m less than 2 miles outside his constituency), but apparently he’s not standing.

  4. @Rational Anarchist

    Giving up day job not reqd
    Attendance at HoC not reqd – see G Brown 2010-15

    Grieve, Letwin, Soubry, Wollaston etc seats available

  5. @JerryC
    I think it’s more the case that Parliament is so broken that a GE is inevitable in the next couple of months, there’s only so much posturing and excuses for delay that Labour and others can come up with, the idea they could ride it out and not be blamed for the inaction and chaos of the rest of this Parliaments term isn’t realistic.
    Boris booting out the rebels makes it easy to cast aspersions that they are just trying to protect their jobs and that message isn’t going to help those stopping a GE

  6. So the Deal got through but the HoScum are determined to make him miss the promised 31st? Or allow their masters to say 20 years extn?

    CCA to set aside Benn’s turd. No need to accept the extn then. CCA to set aside FTPA and set a GE after Brexit on 31st .

    CCA 7 days overview by House and Corts? They are the emerg–so tell them they will get oversight–after GE. New House and Courts will say nothing.

    Close courts until GE date.

    Anybody here think the British people will vote him out and Corbyn in?

  7. @RC Have you seen the price of housing in Beaconsfield? Anything under 7 figures is probably a small flat.

  8. I think it’s more the case that Parliament is so broken that a GE is inevitable in the next couple of months, there’s only so much posturing and excuses for delay that Labour and others can come up with, the idea they could ride it out and not be blamed for the inaction and chaos of the rest of this Parliaments term isn’t realistic.

    Yep, quite a hole Labour’s dug. The more they delay and prevaricate over their position on Brexit and a GE the lower they fall and the higher Boris rises in the opinion polls, which makes them less likely to call for a GE. The best thing for Labour would have been to get Boris’s New Deal (did you see what he did there?) through and then they can campaign on policies that are more friendly to was once their core vote isn’t distracted by Brexit.

    Corbyn’s attempts to stay as leader and keep his majority Remain MPs on side would be amusing if it wasn’t fucking up the country. I won’t be surprised if they end up going for a second referendum just to delay the GE and that’s going to take this chaos to next spring, at the earliest.

  9. The lot of the traitor’s want to make Boris miss the 31/10. Thus proving to at the very least he is a blowhard fool whose plans were all hot air. Not a good look IF a GE is in prospect–or more likely a VONC set up.

    If he accepts an extn he screws himself. I can’t see any way out in ordinary terms. He can’t count on the EU–as much as they would like to be rid of us. The Frog/Scorpion story and all that. Betrayal and evil is their nature.

    So –as Ozymandias said in “Watchmen”–“Intractable problems require one to step beyond conventional solutions”.

    CCA would save his bacon-and ours.

  10. Out of boredom I streamed LBC’s Nick Ferrari, yesterday morning. Next on was James O’Brien who tried to make an entire segment around Boris Johnson’s lying on an October 31 Brexit leaving promise. With absolutely no mention of the machinations in the HoC to thwart that outcome. The desperation in the Remain camp is impressive, isn’t it?

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