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« on: September 05, 2022, 13:44:54 »

Well - tomorrow we'll be onto our sixth prime minister since the formation of this forum

Tony Blair
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What do we expect to see from the latest PM? Would we do better in developing public transport if we had the same sort of longevity in political leaders as we've had here?
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« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2022, 15:37:41 »



What do we expect to see from the latest PM? Would we do better in developing public transport if we had the same sort of longevity in political leaders as we've had here?

"How the .... am I going to win the next general election"
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« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2022, 15:45:21 »

By ensuring everyone is monetarily better off than when Boris was elected. That is their only chance frankly, otherwise it will be for Starmer to lose, ratger than Truss to win.

But hopefully, a better Transport Sec than Shapps - Truss has said some good things about supporting Northern Powerhouse Rail & EWR. Sorry you said ‘expect’….then someone who has no concern for public transport.
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« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2022, 17:45:46 »

I live in the Chippenham constituency.  We have an electorate of around 80,000. The new leader of the Conservative Party has just been elected on arouns 80,000 votes - remarkable in proportion; Chippenham is just one of 650 constituencies. Just over 35,000 members of the general public voted for her to become the MP (Member of Parliament) for South West Norfolk last time around.  I was struck by here initial acceptance speech looking for to rally the Conservative party than the country; no great sign of a great stateman there, but it might be early days.

In my view, the system of appointment is far from ideal - but now that we have Ms Truss, lets make the best of a job.  I've not even said "of a good job" or "of a bad job" because I don't know.

There's so much to do ... perhaps Ms Truss's best role would be to appoint a good Transport Secretary, and bearing in mind that Public Transport is just a part of the remit, and a dedicated rail / bus minister who's given authority and allowed to to the job for years ahead.
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« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2022, 17:50:36 »

She's NOT yet PM - that comes tomorrow, after BJ finally gets around to resigning & the Queen then appoints LT (or MEO'L) as PM. Hence only talking about the Tory Party & not the country.
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« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2022, 18:39:23 »

And the actual appointment of the new PM by Her Majesty is to be done at Balmoral, unusually as HM is no longer in the best of health.
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« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2022, 20:16:31 »

One might hope that both BJ & LT will share transport to/from Balmoral & not charge the public purse two lots of airfare etc.
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« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2022, 20:22:31 »

Long experience as told me to take little notice of whatpoliticians say but form a judgement after seeing what they actually do

I am therefore reserving judgement at the moment

I do have  hunch though that the Conservaative party membership may have just increased Labour's chances of mwnning the next GE. But then, my hunches are often of as much value as politician's words...
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« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2022, 20:25:24 »

One might hope that both BJ & LT will share transport to/from Balmoral & not charge the public purse two lots of airfare etc.

One has heard for security purposes they will not be sharing.

Liz Truss was talking to looking after everywhere from Kyiv to Carlisle today in her acceptance speech.  Isn't Balmoral outside that?  Did she mean Kyiv to Kirkwall?
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« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2022, 20:31:11 »

Oh, fair comment, one mustn't wish ill of those that serve us. (well, not *that* ill should the aircraft fail in flight)
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« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2022, 20:42:12 »

One might hope that both BJ & LT will share transport to/from Balmoral & not charge the public purse two lots of airfare etc.

One has heard for security purposes they will not be sharing.

Liz Truss was talking to looking after everywhere from Kyiv to Carlisle today in her acceptance speech.  Isn't Balmoral outside that?  Did she mean Kyiv to Kirkwall?

No.  She's hedging her bets just in case Nicola Sturgeon gets her way...  Grin
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« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2022, 23:33:02 »

So tomorrow will see the start of the shortest Premiership in British political history,with a bit of luck !...
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« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2022, 06:11:28 »

Liz Truss is what you get when you order Margaret Thatcher on wish.com
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« Reply #13 on: September 06, 2022, 06:46:53 »

Liz Truss is what you get when you order Margaret Thatcher on wish.com

Blimey. What did Labour order to get Corbyn?

I'm not a Truss fan, she appears to be out of her depth in a puddle, but I am willing to give her a chance, as I think everyone should have in a new job.

For the sake of the nation, good luck to her.
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« Reply #14 on: September 06, 2022, 08:39:06 »

Liz Truss is what you get when you order Margaret Thatcher on wish.com

Thought they order through Ali-express  Grin
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