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    Its delightfully entertaining to watch. The UK's Tory party is entering a full Fukushima-style meltdown.

    Tories begin defecting to Ukip over 'loons' slur - Telegraph

    Local Conservative party campaigners, including the chairman of one constituency association, will this week pledge their support for Nigel Farage after one of David Cameron’s allies described grassroots Tories as “mad, swivel-eyed loons”.
    Gay marriage plans face being scrapped because of Tory MPs, Maria Miller suggests - Telegraph

    With senior Tories calling their own supporters "swivel eyed loons", Tory MPs voting against their own party policies, Cameron looking to be the weakest PM since the war...

    The LibDems seem to be watching galp-mouthed with mounting horror. Labour are staying well back, and waiting to pick over the ashes.

    An election in the Autumn 2013 seems possible. Great stuff - where's the popcorn.

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    Oh... them ones.

    I though it was FG you were on about

    Yeah, it seems the party elders are not happy with Cameron's direction.... it's just not cricket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seabhcan View Post
    Its delightfully entertaining to watch. The UK's Tory party is entering a full Fukushima-style meltdown.

    Tories begin defecting to Ukip over 'loons' slur - Telegraph



    Gay marriage plans face being scrapped because of Tory MPs, Maria Miller suggests - Telegraph

    With senior Tories calling their own supporters "swivel eyed loons", Tory MPs voting against their own party policies, Cameron looking to be the weakest PM since the war...

    The LibDems seem to be watching galp-mouthed with mounting horror. Labour are staying well back, and waiting to pick over the ashes.

    An election in the Autumn 2013 seems possible. Great stuff - where's the popcorn.
    Labour may well pick over the ashes of their working class support base if the UKIP curve continues.

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    Doesn't look good ... Conservative Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has claimed that the party is 'united' which is a sure sign it isn't.

    If it was there would be no need for that public statement. It is the equivalent of the vote of confidence from the football club chairman for Cameron. Could be a leadership battle stirring somewhere in all this activity.

    What with the Scottish referendum on the horizon and the Europe-zombie climbing eagerly once again out of the conservative coffin to roam around the shires moaning to itself one has to say that the LibDems look more coherent than their major coalition partner at the moment and thats saying something.

    Has Cameron got the moxy to wield the whip?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LamportsEdge View Post
    Has Cameron got the moxy to wield the whip?
    It would seem not.

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    So what happens when the dog (UKIP) finally catches the car(EU exit)? Lots of furious wagging and then off to the shade for a spot of ball licking?
    Life is hard
    That's why no-one survives

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dearghoul View Post
    Labour may well pick over the ashes of their working class support base if the UKIP curve continues.
    Rubbish, this is only good news for Labour. Their oppositions vote becoming effectively split in two.
    Last edited by Kevin Doyle; 20th May 2013 at 12:05 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by firefly123 View Post
    So what happens when the dog (UKIP) finally catches the car(EU exit)? Lots of furious wagging and then off to the shade for a spot of ball licking?
    Brilliant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by firefly123 View Post
    So what happens when the dog (UKIP) finally catches the car(EU exit)? Lots of furious wagging and then off to the shade for a spot of ball licking?
    Or the car reverses over the dog and carries on regardless. Meanwhile, back at the ranch, the voting public cop on that they were having their vanity stroked by UKIP and that EU membership wasn't the big bad ugly thing they were told it was whilst UKIP becomes an utterly redundant party.
    Last edited by Kevin Doyle; 20th May 2013 at 12:06 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seabhcan View Post
    Brilliant.
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