Typically, thing got a bit bloodier after I stopped watching.
What do you reckon? I don't think anyone is in the position to push him out but I'm 10,000 miles away and just guessing.
It's still two years to the next GB election - there is a lot that can happen in those two years.
I think it's inevitable that Boris will be pushed by his party. He's clearly not going anywhere and is now banking on some ridiculous strategy to save his arse that I cannot get my head around. Sunak is the gold mine but I think he's much better off in the chancellors position. The problem at the moment is trying to reconcile conservative thinking with current post-pandemic fiscal positions. How can you raise taxes, continually try and control the population and be the conservative party? We are in the odd position of Labour fighting for Conservative values, whilst the Tories are becoming borderline socialists - and doing a piss poor job of it.
I'm not entirely sure that this current bunch is the right mob to turn it around. Yes, there are a few diamonds in there who can change things, but does anybody trust them? Not sure they do. The Conservatives need a 100% ground up complete overhaul.
The mismanagement of tax payers funds are a huge issue. The funding that goes into the NHS doesn't come out with the right product. It's bloated, backward thinking, fire fighting and in a lot of ways, arrogant. The coalface workers are brilliant, no question. But continual hiring of diversity officers, shithouse funding allocations & bloated middle management is pathetic. And yet, all the NHS doctors do is cry about funding - continuously. The second big thing to consider is the railways. HS2 and loads of trains are not required, and shouldn't be paid for. Union power though is very very strong. They need to sack 25% of the workforce minimum, but how can you do that? How do you sack a 55 year old 30 year rail worker who has no skills for anything else? Really tricky.
So I think it's up to Starmer. IF he continues to purge the left, and Corbyn sets up his own party & takes the crazy lefties with them, then they are at risk of splitting the Labour vote. However, they will be in a great position to take a lot of the blue, including my, vote.
My prediction is that Boris goes & a Tony Blairish style Labour gets in.
But there are far better UK Politics experts on this board than me - I'm merely a pup.
EDIT. This is what Starmer is up against.
Boris look like he is fighting them off in PMQs right now.
Didn't see the point in watching it today as was expecting the same old same old.
Looks like I was right & wrong. Tory MP defecting to Labour, Conservative MP's telling Boris he must go. Crazy stuff.
Had to agree with one comment. Boris is not trying to convince the country he's stupid, not a liar.
And in amongst this, apparently Blackford stood up and demanded Boris resign!! Well I never!!
Very interesting couple of years coming up ..
@nostrildamus keeps his shoes on, innit
Good eye for detail, but devout Buddhist monks go barefoot (like Buddha).
My eye for detail also noted that I never said anything about a monk...
Premise: All Buddhists remove their shoes before entering places of worship.
Premise: Razor dances in places that worship rugby (stadiums) with his shoes on.
Conclusion: Therefore, Razor is not a Buddhist.
You folks familiar with Dr John Campbell?
He's been a rock throughout all this. Totally objective, clear, scientific and measured. Has had me grappling with my biased narrative and steered a credible path at all times. He's a good 'un
This current state of play summary is worth a look: