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Osborne emerges as potential successor of Cameron as head of Conservatives

Thursday, October 8th 2015 - 09:02 UTC
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British finance minister George Osborne has emerged as a potential successor to David Cameron as head of the Conservatives amid buzz at the party's annual conference over who the favorite might be. Read full article


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  • Clyde15

    Why does devil and deep blue sea come into mind.

    Oct 08th, 2015 - 09:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    Well your republican, pacifist SNP and first minister in league with Corbyn will ensure that we have a Conservative UK government for a very long time to come. As selfish and short sighted as I do see most Scots, I don't think that the majority of you up there want to see the end of our nuclear deterrent, resulting in the current impass.
    It must be a vicarious frustration in Scotland that in the quest for independence you have guaranteed yourselves the one thing that you hate the most, a Conservative majority government in perpetuity. Congratulations.

    Oct 08th, 2015 - 10:30 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 2 Britworker

    The Scotnats were so busy banging heads and crowing about being free of the Sassenachs they just never saw it coming.

    Now all that Osborne needs to do is cut the ubiquitous financial bribe this lot get allied to The West Lothian question and then there will be fur flying.

    Oct 08th, 2015 - 11:16 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    Osborne will need to reverse and campaign for exit from the EU. He needs to show that he trusts the British people and doesn't need an EU crutch.

    Corbyn is unelectable. Refuses to sing the national anthem. More importantly, Corbyn refuses to defend the UK. Corbyn pays no attention to the British people. Do we want our nuclear deterrent? Yes, we do. Do we want fully capable armed forces? Yes, we do. Spend more. Take the money from the labour scroungers. Are we prepared to consider “power-sharing” with argieland for the Falkland Islands? No, we're not. But we are prepared to consider missile strikes on argieland.

    @2. Most people have recognised for decades that the scotch don't have much in the way of brain. How many of the scotch consider “a good night out” to include ingesting vast quantities of “foods” originally designed to disguise the taste of rotten meat followed by even vaster quantities of questionable fluids and waking up in a pond of vomit.

    Might it be that they get distracted by feeling around in the sporrans? Their own or that of someone else. No wonder they are a “family”. Wouldn't you feel close to someone who'd felt your nuts?

    Oct 08th, 2015 - 11:36 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Voice

    George needs to work on being a bit less robotic. He has definitely got the interlect to do the PM job.

    As for Scotland, its going to row its own boat after the fishy duos next referendum. A great pity for the many decent Scots who will end up much poorer. But, a great place for the English to go for an occasional cheap weekend :-)

    Oct 08th, 2015 - 03:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    The English delusions of grandeur strikes again !
    “ As selfish and short sighted as I do see most Scots,” compared to the magnanimous and generous English....what an effing joke !

    Scotland had a referendum which resulted in a demonstration of bile, hatred and a desire to make sure Scotland was made to suffer if a yes vote resulted.

    England has a campaign to leave the EU... but they expect favourable terms if it comes to pass as everybody loves THEM.

    What a shower of hypocrites YOU LOT ARE!.

    Current Tory policy as advocated by Teresa May. Get rid of all immigrant nurses, doctors and care workers.
    One problem, this would leave a shortfall of staff of at least 20% overall. There is not a hope in hell's chance of filling these vacancies with British staff.
    I heard a senior administrator in a London hospital say that they were 140 nurses short of requirement. They only way that they can stay open is by hiring immigrant staff. If they use agency staff to fill vacancies they cost 400% more than NHS staff. Result, hospital closures OR the real plan to bring in privatisation
    Agriculture labourers are mainly east European because the lazy scrounging English refuse to take the jobs. Get rid of foreign workers then the crops would rot in the fields.

    As to the Nuclear deterrent, many at the top ranks of the army say it is a waste of money. What is the danger purely against the UK that we need it.
    It's probably so the UK can posture at the head of the table with the big boys.
    Why doesn't Germany, Italy, Spain, Canada, Australia and Japan feel the need for the bomb ?

    Now we come to the arch twat.. as a scrounger himself he has a nerve to talk.

    He is a pensioner whose income depends on other's contributions so he can keep dribbling on his general hatred for everybody who is slightly left of Atilla the Hun. If you wish to make a financial contribution to your beloved England, you could pop your clogs and save the exchequer some money.
    I enjoyed that rant!

    Oct 08th, 2015 - 04:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    As I said, short-sighted. What part of anything that has happened in this world in the last 10 years tells you that is a safer place to be. That maniacal leaders are on the decline or that expansionism isn't happening along with genocide. I would like to keep my nuclear weapons thank you.

    Oct 08th, 2015 - 06:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    has stated that he will lead until at least the next referendum,

    so why worry.

    Oct 08th, 2015 - 06:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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