31 thoughts on “De Friday Papers

    1. Sido

      Is this the Brexit fallout already affecting us? Coming soon WWIII (1) and “the end of Western civilisation”,(2)

      Prediction (1) David Cameron
      Prediction (2) Donald Tusk

      1. cluster

        Cameron never predicted WW3, that was Boris’ glib reframing of Cameron’s reasonable point.

  1. Shayna

    I do like Theresa May’s shoes in the pic from The Daily Telegraph, if I’m not mistaken, they’re “Irregular Choice” (Shoe tailors in Brighton). There’ll ultimately be a woman PM – yay! She’s a Tory – boooo!

    1. Sido

      Her choice of footwear(z) are a sort of “in joke” on certain British chat sites BTW

  2. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

    Britain will have a female Prime Minister…again.
    America will have a female President (who can do stuff)

    What do we get?
    -That’s right…we get nothing.

    Personally, I’m past caring. Sure what’s the point?

  3. some old queen

    FT: Pro Remain candidate is the clear favorite. Britain will not be leaving the EU so.

    Telegraph: If you want something said, ask a man, If you want something done, ask a woman. Incredibly sexist comment. If something similarly derogatory was said about women, people would be jumping up and down all over the place.

    1. Sido

      @ old queen. – The FT are talking BS. The contest now goes to 150K Conservative party members, There’s some professor of polls in the UK. He’s saying the membership could be as high as 75% leave.
      As it is. Other pollsters say its 66/33 leave.

      I think we are now going to see Project Fear II to try and convince the Conservative party members to vote for the waste of space that is Theresa May.

      1. some old queen

        Maybe so Sido but so far, the Leave leadership has been an absolute disaster. It is one thing being anti EU but another dealing with the practicalities of it. So far, nobody has put forward a realistic plan for exit and the Euro is gaining roughly one pence a day against GBP and there is no reason to assume it will stop at parity. That uncertainty is hitting the London markets hard and the corporate Torys right where it hurts.

        Either way, it is a poisoned chalice for whoever wins it.

        1. Sido

          @ old queen
          Its not been an absolute disaster though has it – unless you are an avid Guardian reader (whilst were on the subject of disasters). Check zero hedge – London markets fell on the day and have been climbing since.

          As for lack of planning. Cameron was responsible for that. He refused to let his civil servants draw up any plans for the leave scenario (coz they woz stayin – natch).
          He also refused to give leave politicians any access to government data.

          1. Dόn 'The Unstoppable Force' Pídgéόní

            The FTSE has only recovered because the big companies don’t think it will happen, also a lot of hedging going on. Look at the smaller markets and it’s a different story altogether, property funds being halted, sliding pound etc. Also, likely to take a lot longer for markets to really pull in the effect of Brexit and they are jumpy enough with the complete lack of planning and comments about EU migrants from both sides.

          2. Nigel

            It’s Cameron’s fault the Brexit leadership didn’t have a plan? Ah, here. Even without the data it should have been possible to have a framework or optional strategies. Not a bloody stitch.

      2. cluster

        Leadsom is about as genuine a leaver as Boris.

        In 2013 she said that leaving the EU ‘would be a disaster’.

        1. cluster

          In Ken CLark’s words:
          “She is not one of the tiny band of lunatics who think we can have a sort of glorious economic future outside the single market … So long as she understands that she’s not to deliver on some of the extremely stupid things she’s been saying.”

      3. Dόn 'The Unstoppable Force' Pídgéόní

        May is stability for the Conservative membership. She is horrid but sensible. They’ll like that. Also suspect she is leave now but won’t be once elected. Leadsom is a lying nutjob – the Farage of the centre-ish right.

  4. Spaghetti Hoop

    Why all the fuss over a Tory woman, as opposed to Tory man? Oh wait I forgot; Britain really IS going backwards!

    1. Sido

      @ Hoop – Its a very big deal – May is the “conspiracy” candidate who some consider will water down or cancel the referendum result.
      Leadsom – Is defo a leaver. – The media will try and damage her. The problem the pro-establishment media faces in its attempts to damage Leadsom are the unusual views of the conservative party members.
      For instance – if they said “Leadsom is Thatcher II” – a lot of conservative members might find that attractive.

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