Discussion in 'UK politics, current affairs and news' started by Kaka Tim, Jun 11, 2017.
There is some logic to making the original builder responsible for the on-going maintenance of the building. It theoretically focuses the mind to make sure they do the job properly first time around. Unfortunately as with most government contracts the main focus was making some very wealthy people a bit more wealthy.
Those fuckers were involved in the blacklisting scandal
'Blacklisted' union workers win payouts
If they do go bankrupt the government will have to step in and take on the public sector contracts which would be delicious, but they are probably too big to fail, more likely to be a government bail out.
After the election, there was no time to ask what it meant that a Prime Minister had allowed the government she ran to function in this fashion. The truth is that the Tory tribe was so traumatised by how close Corbyn had come to power that, once Timothy and Hill had been fired, the priority became patching together a government. That summer, Damian Green became de facto Deputy Prime Minister (he resigned late last year.) Gavin Barwell, a widely-liked former MP, became chief of staff. They steadied the situation, in alliance with the incredibly ambitious young chief whip Gavin Williamson. Then the chief whip post went to Williamson’s friend and ally Julian Smith when Williamson was promoted to Defence late last year. Barwell, Smith and Williamson are the key figures in keeping May afloat.
Alongside them, Timothy retained his great influence with May. He is an interesting policy thinker and he secured two newspaper columns to provide an outlet for his views. The reasonable proposition was that he knows May’s mind better than anyone other than her husband. Senior Tories find it incredible that he stepped straight from helping to lose the election to pontificating on what should be happening next, but such is Fleet Street. Timothy’s columns are insightful; they are sport. He holds grudges and wages war on his enemies. It is all very readable.
This week’s strange events should upend the core working assumption in the Tory parliamentary party. Until now it has been assumed that May is holding on in Number 10 reluctantly out of duty, to get through the next phase of Brexit, to then stand aside allowing an open competition between the very best of the party’s next generation. This turns out to be quite wrong. She will stay as long as she can and the reshuffle was limited by design to impede the emergence of too much fresh talent at cabinet level. Tory root and branch reconstruction is thus delayed dangerously. The small court around May is organising this.
Are we going to run a sweepstake for when Ruth is going to run as an MP?
do you mean me?
Beat place I can see for this...TURD.
Tory MP Ben Bradley Suggests Unemployed People Should Have Vasectomies
I understand that nice mr mogg chap is now podcasting (reaching out to the yoof via social media stuff). Anyone seen it I wonder?
Thanks to your tip-off I listened to it. Under 20 minutes of audio, once a fortnight, in the format of some bloke from Conservative Home asking Mogg some questions. I cant imagine it satisfying all the Mogg needs of the youth, but then I might be incorrectly estimating the size of young fogeys appetite.
Its called the Moggcast and thats about as exciting as it gets. Actually the title is probably considerably more exciting than the content, and it might be under 20 mins long for safety reasons.
C4 to broadcast claim ex-ministers offered Brexit help to Chinese
I see the programme initially pulled due to fears over lansley's health, perhaps they worried he'd survive the shock
Are Chinese businessmen the new fake sheiks?
Is it all over for Theresa May? Westminster sources say a Tory confidence vote is nearing
Dead woman walking
The Conservative Vice Chair deletes his employment history from the internet. But not fast enough. | The Canary
It was hard not to imagine this might be looming when Boris made his NHS move in the press.
TORY by-election candidate in Falmouth accused of sharing sick Nazi themed memes, anti-immigrant jokes and showing support for far-right demonstrations
Theresa May just suggested NHS could be part of huge US trade deal
Theresa May helped to scrap anti-sexual harassment law
Media delivers brutal verdict on Theresa May's Davos speech | Political Scrapbook
Tory MPs considering coup against May as frustration builds
I like him, no idea if he's any good but he didn't go to Eton so that's a tick in the box.
Looks like there are almost as many knives out for Williamson as there are for May right now.
Defence secretary refuses to answer questions about relationship with past colleague
There are too many nuggets strewn around the article for me to quote all the pertinent details.
I'm not sure having an affair 15 years ago is really going to hold him back. He doesn't seem to be that liked in Tory land. Although I'd like to see some new faces, I really don't want another party leader who can have a free bus pass. I want some fresh faces to take the piss out of.
The flame that burns twice as bright lasts half as long.
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