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If you vote Conservative who will be Prime Minister

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GracesGranMK2 Wed 31-May-17 20:54:41

Watching the debate this evening with Amber Rudd standing in for Theresa May I wonder who will be doing this as PM. If they win I imagine she will be allowed her day, but how many days after that.

Lazigirl Wed 31-May-17 20:59:11

She's certainly done herself no favours by refusing to turn up tonight.

whitewave Wed 31-May-17 21:01:30

I have read so many suggestions- from Johnson to Rudd. Not sure how that works as it will be yet another unelected PM

GracesGranMK2 Wed 31-May-17 21:05:21

We started with a Theresa May personality election but now I feel people will be conned if they vote Conservative. It was all about May; the so called strong and stable May. It was almost as if Amber Rudd was auditioning tonight.

durhamjen Wed 31-May-17 21:38:58

I disagree with your OP.
It assumes that it will be a Tory.
It will be Corbyn.

If the Tories win, May should stay until the Tories have another vote on the leader - like next month.
I really couldn't care less who leads them, they are all rubbish.

GracesGranMK2 Wed 31-May-17 21:44:09

grin I really meant that the Conservatives may be being conned.

rosesarered Wed 31-May-17 21:48:00

You can never say never ( with anything) but it would be surprising ( if the Conservatives win with a good majority) that T May would then be ditched.
On not being there in Cambridge tonight, it could well be said, that since the bombings last week she has been involved in chairing Cobra meetings, going over to attend the G7 meetings and electioneering here at home.Rather more weighty matters than just electioneering as all the others have been doing.I can't think that being in Cambridge for the debate ( I use the word loosely) would have progressed her case, because I don't think it did that for anyone there tonight, it was a shambles.

durhamjen Wed 31-May-17 21:54:51

Roses, you are living in that other world again, aren't you, the one that suggests there will be a good majority.

There are no Cobra meetings. Stop making excuses for her. If there were, how come Amber Rudd was there?

She was in Somerset, meeting real people.

varian Wed 31-May-17 21:56:12

TM let herself, her party and the voters down by not bothering to turn up for tonight's debate. So insulting to the electorate. I hope she loses a lot of support as a result.

rosesarered Wed 31-May-17 22:01:07

Who said the Cobra meetings were tonight?
I doubt she will lose any support Varian because hardly anyone bothers to watch
Anything political.

varian Wed 31-May-17 22:11:50

She was in Somerset, not meeting "real people" but meeting loyal Tories at the Bath and West Show. Look out for photos with farm animals- it's all stage managed PR.

daphnedill Wed 31-May-17 22:12:06

Hmm...hmm...Let' see! I suspect more people are bothered than you think. They don't all live in bubbles.

varian Wed 31-May-17 22:13:49

I'm sorry to say I agree roses that hardly anyond watches politics which accounts for a lot

daphnedill Wed 31-May-17 22:14:02

Do goats get a vote in Somerset?

Wowzer! That explains a lot!

rosesarered Wed 31-May-17 22:14:24

I wonder what this 'bubble' is that I am supposed to live in? confused or wait....
Could it just be a rather silly thing that posters use when they don't like what another poster says? Yes, I think so.

rosesarered Wed 31-May-17 22:17:37

When Corbyn and May did the audience/Paxman interviews there was only a very small percentage of the population watching, can't remember the actual figures but round about 2 million.

Tegan2 Wed 31-May-17 22:32:35

Someone said on Sky News that May had important brexit stuff to do and it was pointed out that, if that was the case, she shouldn't have called an election so close to the brexit negotiations.

NotTooOld Wed 31-May-17 23:01:08

Isn't the 'brexit stuff' on hold until after the election, Tegan2? Can't be that so it must be the Somerset goats. I'm very interested in the political stuff on TV and the radio, DH is getting fed up with me and demanding to live in a 'warm and sunny country where no-one bothers me about elections'. I don't think he'll be getting his wish.

NotTooOld Wed 31-May-17 23:03:07

To answer the question posed by the OP, gawd only knows. I just hope it's not Amber Rudd as she needs an urgent sense of humour transplant.

Jalima1108 Wed 31-May-17 23:21:21

Well, NotTooOld tell him that at least we can debate it in this country, unlike in some warm and sunny countries.

I just hope it's not Amber Rudd as she needs an urgent sense of humour transplant
A bit like Keir Starmer then - can you imagine those two as PM and Leader of the Opposition?

The Glums.

rosesarered Wed 31-May-17 23:23:45


GracesGranMK2 Thu 01-Jun-17 17:18:47

Someone said on Sky News that May had important brexit stuff to do and it was pointed out that, if that was the case, she shouldn't have called an election so close to the brexit negotiations.

You are so right Tegan. The May campaign really do think people will believe bilge don't they. They have said she is ready for the negotiations. This is the person with the government offices behind her who has called a general election that ends 11 days before the negotiations are due to begin. That's really putting party before country. Bilge and yet more Bilge.

durhamjen Thu 01-Jun-17 17:28:13

I heard she was at home knitting another red, white and blue scarf!

Ana Thu 01-Jun-17 17:32:02

Didn't someone say on another thread that it wouldn't be May negotiating anyway, but Davis (or Keir Starmer if Labour were to win)?

So what's your problem, GracesGranMk2?

GracesGranMK2 Thu 01-Jun-17 17:34:31

So what's your problem, GracesGranMk2?

Other than the Conservatives I don't have one. What's yours?