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Walton Torys

Post by John at Walton » Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:20 pm

Tory membership going down??
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-42565294

(some people join the club for the cheap drinks not for political purposes!)

I missed this about Walton Cons being fed up with the national party when it was published a couple of years ago:-
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstop ... gland.html
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Post by magnolia » Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:33 pm

I remember speaking to a local Tory chairman (sic) about five yeas ago and he was deeply concerned then because of Cameron's 'liberal' take on things was causing a huge loss of members.

If those figures are correct, things are looking pretty dire. :D

Lots of predictions seeing Raab in a reshuffled Cabinet?
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Re: Walton Torys

Post by John at Walton » Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:26 pm

As long as Larry The Cat is not reshuffled!!
The Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office.
He's a 12 year old tabby, in position longer than the leaders of any of the main UK political parties

Big rumours he is to become Depurrty Tory Chairman but he has refused saying he won't accept the demotion!

https://twitter.com/Number10cat
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Re: Walton Torys

Post by magnolia » Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:39 pm

Yes, I'm one of his followers too.

Oft enjoyed his many unannounced appearances.

Can't quite believe that May will promote you know who.
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Re: Walton Torys

Post by John at Walton » Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:57 am

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Re: Walton Torys

Post by magnolia » Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:11 pm

Odd move.
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Post by Waltonwatcher » Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:34 pm

Least someone local is getting the ear of no 10.

Never say never to who may be our next PM. No one thought Corbyn would even get close 12 months ago. Press are making a meal of this reshuffle. Personally I would welcome some fresh new faces to government if they bring new ideas.
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Post by John at Walton » Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:42 pm

Press are making a meal of this reshuffle.

BBC really bad - So much speculation which was all incorrect! (I do not listen/read Laura.K political editor anymore)
I followed Sky which had this story on their website 15min before the BBC!
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Post by magnolia » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:25 pm

Waltonwatcher wrote:No one thought Corbyn would even get close 12 months ago.
That's not true at all.

And I very much doubt Raab has the ear of No 10 :lol:

I always follow Sky and twitter for these things.

Sky are far less cautious than the BBC so will always be way ahead of the BBC. Beth Rigby has more to say than Kuenssberg who just seems to repeat stuff we already know and Faisal Islam is fantastic.
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Post by Lewy » Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:57 pm

Waltonwatcher wrote:Least someone local is getting the ear of no 10.

Never say never to who may be our next PM. No one thought Corbyn would even get close 12 months ago. Press are making a meal of this reshuffle. Personally I would welcome some fresh new faces to government if they bring new ideas.
Indeed. Practically no one thought Corbyn had a chance in the same way that practically no one thought Donald Twitter would be elected President and look what happened.

Only the very foolish would rule any leading politician out of the possibility of one day becoming PM.
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Re: Walton Torys

Post by musicalteapot » Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:56 pm

magnolia wrote:Sky are far less cautious than the BBC so will always be way ahead of the BBC.
Depends how you define "ahead". If you mean "are far more likely to announce speculation and hearsay as News" then absolutely. The BBC has to make sure that what it reports is factual and accurate. It also seems to run perpetually scared of Dacre and Murdoch, although given that the Government is doing more and more to try and cut the BBC back, maybe they are right to be afraid.
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