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"There is plenty of evidence that the 160,000 Conservative members - a tiny proportion of the whole UK electorate - have long ago decided to put Johnson in No 10; some of them joined the party specifically for that purpose."

It is interesting that President T is supported for a perfectly practical reason: to install conservative judges. A comparable practical reason for supporting BoJo is not obvious--at least not to me.

by asdf on Mon Jul 15th, 2019 at 02:13:51 AM EST
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He is like Trump. It's not what he says he'll do that matters, it's that he enrages the people who enrage Tories. He has spent his entire career speaking openly that he is shares the same prejudices as the Tory electorate, he's rcist, sexist, misogynistic and homohobic.

Because he shares their prejudices, they believe that anything and everything he does will be rooted in him being the same sort of small minded bigot they are themselves. They don'tcare if it works, they don't care that it's effective. They care that it pisses off the right people

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Mon Jul 15th, 2019 at 12:35:30 PM EST
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Practical reason? Will deliver Brexit do or die.

They believe it.

Things are going to slide, slide in all directions
Won't be nothing
Nothing you can measure anymore
L. Cohen

by john_evans (john(dot)evans(dot)et(at)gmail(dot)com) on Mon Jul 15th, 2019 at 01:20:20 PM EST
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