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    lindal1000
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    She doesn’t want to become like Trump though.. sacking them before they’ve even taken on the job. Hammond is an experienced politician. I doubt he’d have rocked the boat unless he knows a substantial number of the Tory MPs are behind him. He’s playing the long term game…


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    Grumpy Yorkie
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    He’s certainly jockeying for position.

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    Flat cap, whippet, Panda, V8 Jaguar, V12 Mercedes and a '54 Sunbeam Talbot 90 called Josephine (obviously) ................... bloody grand!

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    <p abp=”992″>I like the sense of having unity in the cabinet. Very encouraging when one side discounts what the other side states all the time!

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    It’s a real pig’s ear, isn’t it? Just adds to the uncertainty, which is not helpful. If she had a majority, May should sack Hammond …. but she doesn’t and it’s too risky. Will she? S.

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    Flat cap, whippet, Panda, V8 Jaguar, V12 Mercedes and a ’54 Sunbeam Talbot 90 called Josephine (obviously) ………………. bloody grand!

    Can you really be so completely out of touch with reality? Hammond is the only one left with an ounce of sense. As for uncertainty, since when wasn’t there any. You and your Brexit voting cronies bought us to this, stop spouting the same old pointless rhetoric and start taking some responsibility for the mess you’ve contributed to, that isn’t going to be put right by the toothless hag in charge, waging her finger.


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    andy72
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    Hammond is at least attempting to reduce the Brexit damage.


    Starve the troll

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    It’s a real pig’s ear, isn’t it? Just adds to the uncertainty, which is not helpful. If she had a majority, May should sack Hammond …. but she doesn’t and it’s too risky. Will she? S.

    How can she? She has no authority whatever in Government, cabinet or the country as a whole. This duck isn’t just lame, it’s immobile.

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    jsks
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    Hammond is at least attempting to reduce the Brexit damage.

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    Starve the troll

    Like the little Dutch boy with his finger in the dyke? Except instead of this government having its finger in the dyke it got its finger up its….

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    andy72
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    Hammond is at least attempting to reduce the Brexit damage.

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    Starve the troll

    Like the little Dutch boy with his finger in the dyke? Except instead of this government having its finger in the dyke it got its finger up its….

    Had the election result gone differently then Hammond would have been sacked. Now at least he is able to lead the debate when it comes to damage limitation. I agree with William Hague’s view in today’s Telegraph when he says in relation to Brexit, it has the potential to be the “greatest economic, diplomatic and constitutional muddle in the modern history of the UK, with unknowable consequences for the country, the government and the Brexit project itself”.

    Hague is of course in favour of Hammond’s approach.


    Starve the troll

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    Grumpy Yorkie
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    <p abp=”694″>It’s a real pig’s ear, isn’t it? Just adds to the uncertainty, which is not helpful. If she had a majority, May should sack Hammond …. but she doesn’t and it’s too risky. Will she? S.

    <p abp=”695″>How can she? She has no authority whatever in Government, cabinet or the country as a whole. This duck isn’t just lame, it’s immobile.

    She can’t, of course, without bringing on a leadership contest, which she would lose.

    Jacob Rees-Mogg, anyone?

    S.


    Flat cap, whippet, Panda, V8 Jaguar, V12 Mercedes and a '54 Sunbeam Talbot 90 called Josephine (obviously) ................... bloody grand!

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    Grumpy Yorkie
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    <p abp=”624″><p abp=”992″>I like the sense of having unity in the cabinet. Very encouraging when one side discounts what the other side states all the time!

    <hr abp=”994″>

    <p abp=”626″>It’s a real pig’s ear, isn’t it? Just adds to the uncertainty, which is not helpful. If she had a majority, May should sack Hammond …. but she doesn’t and it’s too risky. Will she? S.

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    <p abp=”629″>Flat cap, whippet, Panda, V8 Jaguar, V12 Mercedes and a ’54 Sunbeam Talbot 90 called Josephine (obviously) ………………. bloody grand!

    <p abp=”630″>Can you really be so completely out of touch with reality? Hammond is the only one left with an ounce of sense. As for uncertainty, since when wasn’t there any. You and your Brexit voting cronies bought us to this, stop spouting the same old pointless rhetoric and start taking some responsibility for the mess you’ve contributed to, that isn’t going to be put right by the toothless hag in charge, waging her finger.

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    Oh dear. :roll:

    S.


    Flat cap, whippet, Panda, V8 Jaguar, V12 Mercedes and a '54 Sunbeam Talbot 90 called Josephine (obviously) ................... bloody grand!

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    andy72
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    <p abp=”694″>It’s a real pig’s ear, isn’t it? Just adds to the uncertainty, which is not helpful. If she had a majority, May should sack Hammond …. but she doesn’t and it’s too risky. Will she? S.

    <p abp=”695″>How can she? She has no authority whatever in Government, cabinet or the country as a whole. This duck isn’t just lame, it’s immobile.

    She can’t, of course, without bringing on a leadership contest, which she would lose.

    Jacob Rees-Mogg, anyone?

    S.

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    Flat cap, whippet, Panda, V8 Jaguar, V12 Mercedes and a ’54 Sunbeam Talbot 90 called Josephine (obviously) ………………. bloody grand!

    Rees Mogg could stuff the cabinet with his Brexiter mates and lead the country off the cliff. At least than the Brexit debate would be over forever, the downside is that the UK economy would then resemble one of the other accession states as in Serbia and Ukraine. Probably appropriate as Brexitland would then be in the queue to join the EU with them.


    Starve the troll

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    I quite like Rees-Mogg. Erudite, intelligent, politically astute, says what he thinks, humorous.

    He’s great on Have I Got News For You! :smile:

    S.


    Flat cap, whippet, Panda, V8 Jaguar, V12 Mercedes and a '54 Sunbeam Talbot 90 called Josephine (obviously) ................... bloody grand!

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    http://niftyone.wordpress.com/ 'Life is short, art long, opportunity fleeting, experience deceptive, judgement difficult'. Aphorisms Hippocrates
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    Doing my Sunday roundup of the UK papers I am wondering if I’ve missed something. There seems to be a new row blowing up over the divorce bill, with the UK apparently (or not) prepared to offer 36bn and the EU said to be demanding 60k but bottom line leaked to be 50k. Now the last thing I heard, the EU was refusing to talk figures at all at this stage but was asking the UK to put forward what it considered to be a fair formula that should be used as a basis for arriving at a figure, the idea being that the formula would be discussed and fine tuned until both sides agreed it was reasonable, and only then would the calculation be done and a figure be arrived at. So how come the UK has suddenly got to the figures stage, have they got their formula and done a quick sum and if so what is their formula, or are they pulling figures out of hats totally ignoring the negotiating guidelines?


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    dantheman
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    The UK press has published imaginary figures. The EU has never published any numbers, they are working on the process and parameters to come up with one.

    One day the UK will wake up and stop listening to the lies printed in the red top press. Too late, methinks.


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    Tricia
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    I thought they had got to that stage weeks ago? And given up.
    Decided it was the first thing before they argued about the details?


    Tricia

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