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  • Rishi! Sunak!
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    kimbers
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    if sunak gets out the podium and announces the cones hotline Mk2 this evening its going to be very annoying

    https://twitter.com/PickardJE/status/1793270219533586856

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    faustus
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    No more false hope, please…name the date so we can all have a farewell and F- off party.

    Probably just going to be a reshuffle to create the Minister for Prisoners Doing Time at Home or some other innovation…

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    rone
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    Worth remembering July is the second half of the year.

    if sunak gets out the podium and announces the cones hotline Mk2 this evening its going to be very annoying

    🤣

    Or we’ve got to stock up on beans because they’ve made the world so dangerous.

    Panasonic are announcing a new full frame camera at 15:00 maybe he’s doing that?

    Poopscoop
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    Ok, I’m calling it, it’s going to be a Summer election. 👍😁

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    faustus
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    I’m clinging on to that fact! :-)

    [edit – on July being 2nd half]

    kimbers
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    Im going for him naming a date in the autumn

    are there any techbro CEO jobs that have suddenly become vacant in Silicon Valley?

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    crazy-legs
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    Probably just going to be a reshuffle to create the Minister for Prisoners Doing Time at Home or some other innovation…

    The urgent formation of the Cycling Licence & Road Tax Bureau.

    Poopscoop
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    kimbers
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    Im going for him naming a date in the autumn

    are there any techbro CEO jobs that have suddenly become vacant in Silicon Valley?

    I suspect he’ll market himself as an AI expert over there, billions of dollars going that way at the moment and Sunak loves his dosh.

    Helps him avoid having to talk to the working class.

    martinhutch
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    Rishi: I’ve called this press conference to tell you that we have a plan, and that Labour doesn’t. And we’ve turned a corner and plan to keep delivering for hard working people…

    This morning’s inflation figure and marginally-revised growth figure is going to be the economic high point of the next six months, probably.

    Klunk
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    looks like July 4th

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    kelvin
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    Can we hurry up and move on, please?

    PMQs today sounded completely back to front… with everyone knowing they are on the wrong benches.

    pondo
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    I was going to take the day after the election off just to ostentatiously celebrate, but will be on holiday anyway if it’s early July. The sonofapitch does it just to spite me, I’m sure!

    joe-m
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    I’ve been on holiday the last two times we’ve had a change in PM, I’ve got a holiday booked for the 29th june -6th july just saying.

    rone
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    This morning’s inflation figure and marginally-revised growth figure is going to be the economic high point of the next six months, probably.

    Correct.

    This is the whole balloon of their campaign.  That voters don’t like inflation.

    (inflation didn’t come in as low as expected BTW and will probably return, and growth is weak.)

    Klunk
    Free Member

    5 pm presser, most of the press calling it for July

    dissonance
    Full Member

    Well 5ish. Wish he would get a move on and put us all of out his misery.

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    kelvin
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    Squash the student vote, hope the middle aged are lost in summer activities, rely on the oldies turning out no matter what.

    If Sunak & Hunt want to hang their hat on the economy, they have a very tight window where figures look good (in the press but not the real world).

    All makes sense to me.

    But I hope they lose by even more than the current polls suggest.

    Don’t get complacent and go for the “they’re all the same, so I’m not voting” or the “the Tories have lost anyway, so I can freely vote for third/fourth/fifth placed candidate to make a point”… everything can fall apart in the voting booths… Sunak can still win.

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    kelvin
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    4 million people screaming at their radios right now as Sunak claims he looked after us all during Covid, when in fact it left them out on a limb.

    Didn’t expect his announcement to have a soundtrack…

    benpinnick
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    So its official, July 4th.

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    kelvin
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    “seized the opportunities of Brexit to make this the best country in the word to build a small business” … what a cheeky ####!

    longdog
    Free Member

    Things can only get better blasting out in the background 🤣🤣🤣

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    crazy-legs
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    So its official, July 4th.

    American school term starts in August so he’s timed so he can bugger off to the States by then, kids enrolled in some posh school at start of term time while he takes on his $$$ tech bro role.

    leegee
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    Are the tech companies really going to employ him? With his record?

    dissonance
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    With his record?

    With his wifes money and his and her connections?

    Tech company no but he would definitely be an asset for the tech adjacent venture capitalists/hedge funds

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    kelvin
    Full Member

    He’ll have a contact list second to none.

    Anyway, that sounded like a resignation speech.

    ernielynch
    Free Member

    It’s not what you know but who you know. Former prime ministers (and deputy prime ministers) can do very well by relying on the phone numbers stored in their mobiles.

    Edit: Sorry for some reason I missed the first sentence in Kelvin’s previous post. The point was already made.

    ratherbeintobago
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    @kelvin It’s about three weeks before schools break up in England so lots of the middle aged will still be around. Not sure where studes are generally registered these days, I was registered at home I think,

    stumpyjon
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    Thank god, top trolling from the people with the sound system.

    The speech was horrific and looking like the drowned rat he is didn’t help.

    Just realised  I may be abroad, might fly out that day and vote early.

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    kimbers
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    That speech was a gift to political sketch writers up there with May’s p45 conference one.

    Allegedly tory MPs were told to space out their standing down announcements over the summer so it didn’t look like a flood and rumours of more about to defect too

    They won’t be pleased by this, will we see a flurry now?

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    kelvin
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    The point was already made.

    Yeah, but you explained it.

    It’s about three weeks before schools break up in England so lots of the middle aged will still be around.

    Not for years 11 & 13. Or Universities, lots of colleges, etc…

    But I wasn’t necessarily thinking of people with kids still at school, more those slightly older… getting breaks in before the school holidays push the prices up… they are still less likely to vote Conservative… unlike the retired.

    Thank god, top trolling from the people with the sound system.

    Steve Bray. They’ve changed laws and reorganised how they film broadcast because of him. He… does… not… give… in….

    will we see a flurry now?

    🤞🏻

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    csb
    Free Member

    Seeing mention of holidays, students etc. fills me with fear that the bastards will win through complacency. Get voting early folks  https://www.gov.uk/apply-postal-vote

    https://www.gov.uk/apply-postal-vote

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    crazy-legs
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    The speech was horrific and looking like the drowned rat he is didn’t help.

    Did no-one think – hang on, some kind of umbrella or awning might be appropriate here…

    ??

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    cookeaa
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    Well I was miles off, confidently predicting an October GE..  :)

    Are the tech companies really going to employ him? With his record?

    If Nick Clegg can score a tech sector gig job Lil’ Rishi is well in. It’s not like he’s going to be straight down the Job centre on July 5th is it.

    A tech bro who’s previously held the top job in Blighty and can hook up you data analytics outfit with thr right procurement managers in various public services is worth his weight in gold to the right companies (for a couple of years at least)…

    I can honestly say I’m not looking forward to the next six weeks though, a month and a half of intense culture warring doesn’t appeal anymore…

    Poopscoop
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    I can honestly say I’m not looking forward to the next six weeks though, a month and a half of intense culture warring doesn’t appeal anymore…

    I can see blood being spilt.

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    squirrelking
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    It’s about three weeks before schools break up in England so lots of the middle aged will still be around.

    There are another 3 countries having a general election in amongst this. Just saying.

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    crazy-legs
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    kimbers
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    Well I was miles off, confidently predicting an October GE

    Tbf it’s absolute madness to go for one in July, at best he can hope reform can’t get their candidates in place, but many of his own MPs apparently very upset at this last minute u-turn, so much for sticking to the plan!

    I’m wondering if the polls will narrow at all

    ratherbeintobago
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    @squirrelking I don’t know when their school hols are though.

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    grahamt1980
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    Sounds like not all the tories have been selected either and sounds like there are still more to stand down.  That’s going to look good during an election campaign

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    kimbers
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