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The various Lords who make these decisions were mad enough to push Brexit through. They want someone who is a committed loyalist, not just a narcissistic opportunist like Johnson. Someone fresh would (checks notes..) "restore some gravitas to the role of PM", and would make Brexit seem more like an adult project than a toddler tantrum.
Sounds like Jacob Rees-Mogg is their man.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Apr 30th, 2021 at 06:29:36 PM EST
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JRM would love the job, but he would be too easy a target. He's neither appealing nor particularly bright - just undertaker posh, condescending, and sneery, which wouldn't go down well with the proles.

TBH he probably thinks it's beneath him. I expect he believes he's destined for greater things.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Fri Apr 30th, 2021 at 07:01:20 PM EST
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He's also an antisemite (or is that OK if you're a Tory?)
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Fri Apr 30th, 2021 at 07:05:54 PM EST
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of course it's okay to be AS if you're a tory. During all the allegations of AS against Corbyn in the run up to 2019, those paying attention were able to discern a pattern of AS behaviour from the tories that was completely blatant.
It was the press willingness to ignore this that convinced me that the attacks on Corbyn were never about Labour  AS (which has been subsequently shown to be either fictional or nothing to do with Corbyn)

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Mon May 3rd, 2021 at 11:36:08 AM EST
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One of the great propaganda coups of recent years has been to equate anti-zionism with anti-Semitism. The irony being, of course, that the Palestinians are a Semitic people as well which makes Zionists the greatest anti-Semites of the modern age. Racism and Apartheid are ok so long as its done by Zionists.  It was good to see Biden pay his respects to Carter recently, the only major US figure to call Zionists out on this and who had been ostracised by Democrats for his troubles.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Mon May 3rd, 2021 at 12:12:40 PM EST
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