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Is there any Tory you would TRUST to take over from Mrs May?

(114 Posts)
jura2 Tue 19-Mar-19 15:59:53

Who? I can't think of anyone ...

Luckygirl Tue 19-Mar-19 16:13:36

Me neither.......

paddyann Tue 19-Mar-19 16:22:27

NO and no one in Labour either ,they're basically tories by another name now,There to back up Mrs May by abstaining time after time .Whatever happened to opposition OPPOSING ?

Urmstongran Tue 19-Mar-19 16:40:12

Boris is still romping it at the bookmakers!
4-1 the odds I think.

Framilode Tue 19-Mar-19 16:43:48

Urmstongran That is the stuff of nightmares.

LadyGracie Tue 19-Mar-19 17:03:28

Maybe a dead one......

Cindersdad Tue 19-Mar-19 17:11:42

Boris is Britain's equivalent of Trump. Huff, Puff and very little else!

I too cannot think of any fitting successor.

grannyqueenie Tue 19-Mar-19 17:19:34

I sleep badly enough as it is framilode, the thought of bullish Boris as pm could me push me over the edge!

POGS Tue 19-Mar-19 17:34:49

" Maybe a dead one"

That's nice Lady Gracie. I take it you are left of politics?

JenniferEccles Tue 19-Mar-19 17:45:09

He is not ideal, but the only one I can think of who should be capable of delivering the Brexit we voted for is Michael Gove.

These days it's a question of the best of a bad bunch isn't it?

sodapop Tue 19-Mar-19 17:47:45

And that's a sad reflection on our MPs JenniferEccles

Day6 Tue 19-Mar-19 17:52:19

Hmmm, LadyGracie Not nice.

I remember thinking Chris Grayling sounded promising a few years ago, and seemed like a decent bloke. I also like Jacob Rees-Mogg who seems, unlike most politicians, to have the courage of his convictions. Makes a change...

Jane10 Tue 19-Mar-19 18:04:50

None of them.

dragonfly46 Tue 19-Mar-19 18:07:51

Jacob Rees-Mogg is the most self-serving of all of them.

Maybe Anna Soubry but she is not under the Conservative whip any more.

Luckygirl Tue 19-Mar-19 18:33:49

We have a Tory MP, and I think he would make a good leader, though I have never voted Conservative in my whole life, and doubt I ever will. But he is a decent and intelligent man who is an excellent constituency MP, championing many local causes. He has also written a book about caring Conservatism, outlining how he would like to see the party move forward; and he has always voted against austerity and the cutting of LA budgets for delivery of services. I would rather see someone like him, who does have some moral compass, at the helm, rather than this bunch of self-serving individuals, and indeed buffoons.

Sparklefizz Tue 19-Mar-19 18:38:25

Pleeeease not Jacob R-M - he's a dinosaur!

GabriellaG54 Tue 19-Mar-19 18:42:09

I wish we had another Maggie.

I saw Tiny Blair on tv today and he looks really old and kinda shrunken.
No longer the Liebour poster boy.

sylviemc Tue 19-Mar-19 18:47:42

yes but only slightly and that would be Ken Clarke who is the most middle - ground Tory ever but also stable level headed clear sighted though i do not agree with all he says he is intelligent enough to gain my confidence. No one else under any circumstances at all ever ever ever though.
Afraid I am a solid socialist democrat born into a Strong Tory family - it was my response to how they talked and behaved and thought lol - we are not close - i wonder why ????

Eloethan Tue 19-Mar-19 19:25:24


lemongrove Tue 19-Mar-19 20:19:48

Are we talking ministers or including backbenchers?
I like James Cleverley, but he’s a back bencher.
Michael Gove might make a good PM but has lost the trust of other ministers.
I think a relatively unknown would make a good choice of future PM for a fresh start.

Jalima1108 Tue 19-Mar-19 20:25:35

Maybe Anna Soubry but she is not under the Conservative whip any more
Please no!!

um, struggling

Philip Hammond?

varian Tue 19-Mar-19 20:38:12

Dominic Grieve is an intelligent Tory politician, with good judgement. Unfortunately most Tory members don't appreciate him.

Framilode Tue 19-Mar-19 21:52:23

I agree varian. He is someone I have a lot of respect for.

Urmstongran Tue 19-Mar-19 22:02:03

Gosh never Dominic Grieve! He’s shafted his constituents in Beaconsfield. They are baying for his blood. He will be deselected for sure.

Ditto Anna Sourby. Her constituents are furious! She’s jumped before she was pushed but no one will vote for her now. She’s toxic.

MiniMoon Tue 19-Mar-19 22:04:14

Amber Rudd seems sensible, but I really wouldn't want Boris.