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Fox and Crabb, eh? An odd dietary choice.

 

Good name for a pub :)

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Exciting! Fox out first. But support for Gove and Crabb will be low and they'll bow out too. Ballots sent out to members in the morning. That's what I think will happen anyway.

 

Should have had a flutter on that.:hihi: Gove not out yet, but won't be long.

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Should have had a flutter on that.:hihi: Gove not out yet, but won't be long.

 

Hopefully. Was right about Crabby though. He's gone and is backing May.

 

Gove has til Thursday to convince his party he's not a back stabbing little rat.

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Hopefully. Was right about Crabby though. He's gone and is backing May.

 

Gove has til Thursday to convince his party he's not a back stabbing little rat.

 

He reminds me of one of those thunderbird puppets

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Just been watching the reaction on SKY News. They are saying there is likely to be tactical voting in the second ballot to try and get Gove to finish second as he would be less of a threat for Theresa May in the members vote. I think Andrea Leadsom should also pull out and give her support to Theresa May, like Fox and Crabb have done.

 

It was a clear victory for Theresa May in the first ballot and she should be our next Prime Minister sooner rather than later.

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There goes the tax base.

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Should have had a flutter on that.:hihi:Gove not out yet, but won't be long.

 

Let's hope he's not in the last two, the man is bonkers.

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Only one winner though not an easy task taking the country down a path you don't believe in.

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Exciting! Fox out first.

 

Fox was out first (out of three candidates) in the last 2005 Tory leadership election too, which makes Fox look like this perennial loser. While I suppose the facts speak for themselves and Fox did finish last both times, don't forget Fox just might - unlike this time - have actually won the 2005 Tory leadership election and he was probably at the start of the campaigning, 2nd favourite after Davis.

 

May will win this but she was never really quite the total outsider like Cameron or nearly all the other Tory leaders were say a couple of years before the leadership elections they won. There was a time a up until about 2 years ago when she was bookies' favourite to be next Tory leader ahead of Boris, and I don't think she has ever been anything lower than 2nd favourite.

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Fox was out first (out of three candidates) in the last 2005 Tory leadership election too,

 

No he wasnt, that was Ken Clarke. Fox was 3rd and didn't make it to the members vote. There were 4 candidates also, not 3. Cameron, David Davis, Fox and Clarke.

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No he wasnt, that was Ken Clarke. Fox was 3rd and didn't make it to the members vote. There were 4 candidates also, not 3. Cameron, David Davis, Fox and Clarke.

That is correct and Cameron was second in the first ballot. The difference in that contest is there was no clear winner in the MP's votes like yesterday. Theresa May had just over 50% of votes in a five horse race, which is a decisive victory.

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That is correct and Cameron was second in the first ballot. The difference in that contest is there was no clear winner in the MP's votes like yesterday. Theresa May had just over 50% of votes in a five horse race, which is a decisive victory.

 

I remember listening to the results on the radio. I was rooting for Clarke and was rather disappointed when he was booted out in the first round. It was a bit of a shock as many thought he had a good chance of winning. Tory leadership contests rarely go the way people expect though.

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