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    Quote Originally Posted by Peaky:
    News reporting Boris is on his way back to the UK and is standing (I suspect he spent the whole lettuce era in the Caribbean). I guess it would make Truss an interesting footnote in history rather than an embarrassment for the ages...
    On holiday while parliament was/is sitting? Is there not enought time for holidays in the 4 months a year it's not sitting? What about doing something for his constituent's considering he's not had time for them for the last couple of years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peaky:
    And the party membership certainly didn't elect that front bench.
    No but I would suggest that it does show that the party and its members aren't particularly racist as you seem to be insinuating. If you suggested they were elitist that would be more likely to be true given the members backgrounds.

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    BBC should make it a tv series.

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    It's not just UK, it's really everywhere at all levels of politics, UK now is just at the highest level so getting intl press on it. It's a terrible trend :/


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    If it isn't Sunak, the UK has gone completely mad. How can they possibly want Boris Johnson back due to whom this entire crisis began, due to whom Liz Truss even became the PM in the first place.

    And Penny Mordaunt also appears to be incapable like Truss although her plans may not inflict much damage like Truss's did.


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    Quote Originally Posted by East_coast:
    No but I would suggest that it does show that the party and its members aren't particularly racist as you seem to be insinuating. If you suggested they were elitist that would be more likely to be true given the members backgrounds.
    I doubt racism is the main issue here. It could linger a bit but there were other reasons why Truss was chosen over Sunak. Polling of Tory members had shown consistently that Kemi Badenoch, a black woman of a Nigerian background was the most popular with the members but the MPs didn't take her candidacy to the end (not that she was the most appropriate candidate anyway).
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    Quote Originally Posted by shree711:
    If it isn't Sunak, the UK has gone completely mad. How can they possibly want Boris Johnson back due to whom this entire crisis began, due to whom Liz Truss even became the PM in the first place.

    And Penny Mordaunt also appears to be incapable like Truss although her plans may not inflict much damage like Truss's did.
    The UK is like Guy Pierce's character in "Memento" - suffering from a condition that prevents him from remembering anything that's happened recently therefore making the poor decisions over and over.

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    Does being a UK PM entitle one to any lifelong benefit, significant (like a comfortable pension) or insignificant (like 24x7 secret service protection)?
    If not, why would any normal person want to take such hot potato, let alone fight for it?


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    Quote Originally Posted by mpbk:
    Does being a UK PM entitle one to any lifelong benefit, significant (like a comfortable pension) or insignificant (like 24x7 secret service protection)?
    If not, why would any normal person want to take such hot potato, let alone fight for it?
    Yes, around 100k pounds or so, not bad for 6 weeks of work...

    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-63350359

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