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Gary McEwan3,421 posts since 23 May 2011
STV Central Reporting Scotland
I just turned over to BBC News to see this on the ticker:

Mark Harper, Esther McVey and Andrea Leadsom have been eliminated

Blimey.


Jo Brand didn't waste any time, then?

To be fair she was being egged on by Lorraine Kelly.


Which Lorraine Kelly? The real person, or the TV personality?
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cityprod1,982 posts since 3 Oct 2005
Westcountry Spotlight
Quote:
Boris Johnson may be culled


It's getting like Game of Thrones round here!


And you're surprised? In my view, the various different Tory leadership elections since about 1989, they've all had some sort of "Game Of Thrones"-esque quality about them. Other leadership elections for other parties, also tend to have a similar quality about them, although mostly a bit less so. Admittedly the coverage of these various contests, may have helped create that impression somewhat, but that's how I've seen it over the years. Also admittedly, this particular contest does seem more "Game Of Thrones"-esque than previous ones.
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thegeek5,001 posts since 1 Jan 2002
London London
Boris Johnson is happy to do the BBC debate, but still hasn't committed to the Channel 4 one:




C4 look likely to empty-chair him if he doesn't turn up on Sunday.

Edit: apparently he won't:


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Markymark7,096 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South Today
Risky strategy from Channel 4 to openly empty chair him when odds are he will be the next pm and in ultimate charge of their future.


It would be the beginning of the end of our broadcasters as organisations with integrity if they started to worry about and make concessions for politicians
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cityprod1,982 posts since 3 Oct 2005
Westcountry Spotlight
Risky strategy from Channel 4 to openly empty chair him when odds are he will be the next pm and in ultimate charge of their future.


More like risky strategy from Boris Johnson, not attending a debate that others will be showing up at and them having free shots at you without you being there to respond. That could actually hurt him and his prime minsiterial ambitions.