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(CNN)   Prime Minister Boris Johnson is in trouble. There's speculation the pork pie constituency are sending letters to the 1922 chairman to force a confidence vote and the princess of fairies could then revoke his power sceptre. Ok, I made up the last one   (cnn.com) divider line
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2022-01-20 3:51:17 PM  
Where's the confusing tag when you need it?
 
2022-01-20 3:56:25 PM  
Boris might leave #10. But it won't be voluntarily
 
2022-01-20 4:10:08 PM  
We're sending letters to the past? When did we invent Lakehouse technology?
 
2022-01-20 4:10:49 PM  
I predict they will make Rees-Mogg.  There is no way he would hold a party to mingle with subhuman trash, ie everyone not himself.  And even if he did throw a party, no one in their right mind would want to spend an evening talking with his nanny.
 
2022-01-20 4:12:00 PM  

scottydoesntknow: We're sending letters to the past? When did we invent Lakehouse technology?


It's named after the last year they allowed non-Nazis to join.
 
2022-01-20 4:12:33 PM  
I'd just like England to step back and look at who the f*ck the have as PM, look at Brexit, look in the mirror and try to figure out what the f*ck happened to you guys.

Look, I know we all (America) have problems, but you guys are supposed to be smarter than us.

Get your sh*t together, ok?
 
2022-01-20 4:14:37 PM  

phalamir: I predict they will make Rees-Mogg.


My money's on Nigel Incubator-Jones.

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2022-01-20 4:14:52 PM  
What about the whole Jimmy cracking corn?
 
2022-01-20 4:17:08 PM  

phalamir: I predict they will make Rees-Mogg.  There is no way he would hold a party to mingle with subhuman trash, ie everyone not himself.  And even if he did throw a party, no one in their right mind would want to spend an evening talking with his nanny.


He's reeeeally unpopular outside Britain. Like Trump levels of foreign relations.
 
2022-01-20 4:18:22 PM  

ArkPanda: He's reeeeally unpopular outside Britain.


And inside Britain it's too dark to read.

...wait, wrong joke.
 
2022-01-20 4:26:42 PM  

scottydoesntknow: We're sending letters to the past? When did we invent Lakehouse technology?


It's to communicate with Betty White.
 
2022-01-20 4:36:32 PM  

ArkPanda: phalamir: I predict they will make Rees-Mogg.  There is no way he would hold a party to mingle with subhuman trash, ie everyone not himself.  And even if he did throw a party, no one in their right mind would want to spend an evening talking with his nanny.

He's reeeeally unpopular outside Britain. Like Trump levels of foreign relations.


Considering Engerland decided it hated the world in 2016, I am failing to see how the English will see that as a negative
 
2022-01-20 4:48:52 PM  

phalamir: ArkPanda: phalamir: I predict they will make Rees-Mogg.  There is no way he would hold a party to mingle with subhuman trash, ie everyone not himself.  And even if he did throw a party, no one in their right mind would want to spend an evening talking with his nanny.

He's reeeeally unpopular outside Britain. Like Trump levels of foreign relations.

Considering Engerland decided it hated the world in 2016, I am failing to see how the English will see that as a negative


Right, but he's almost as bad as Farange. It would change England from "fark off Europe" to "fark off, keep farking off and then fark off some more" from that meme.
 
2022-01-20 5:02:52 PM  

ArkPanda: phalamir: ArkPanda: phalamir: I predict they will make Rees-Mogg.  There is no way he would hold a party to mingle with subhuman trash, ie everyone not himself.  And even if he did throw a party, no one in their right mind would want to spend an evening talking with his nanny.

He's reeeeally unpopular outside Britain. Like Trump levels of foreign relations.

Considering Engerland decided it hated the world in 2016, I am failing to see how the English will see that as a negative

Right, but he's almost as bad as Farange. It would change England from "fark off Europe" to "fark off, keep farking off and then fark off some more" from that meme.


Again, not seeing how this will play against the Tories in Essex
 
2022-01-20 5:26:51 PM  

ArkPanda: phalamir: I predict they will make Rees-Mogg.  There is no way he would hold a party to mingle with subhuman trash, ie everyone not himself.  And even if he did throw a party, no one in their right mind would want to spend an evening talking with his nanny.

He's reeeeally unpopular outside Britain. Like Trump levels of foreign relations.


He's really unpopular within Britain, too. BoZo can at least pretend not to be an elitist, out-of-touch for long enough to win Tories elections. I don't think Rees-Mogg is capable of that.

You'd think that Priti Patel would be a frontrunner, because she's got all the hatefulness and malice that Tories love, but the manufactured immigrant crisis seems to be working against her, because it looks like she's failing to control the situation.

Last polling I saw - some weeks ago, mind - pur Pork Futures Truss in the lead, and Sunak's probably not a bad bet either.
 
2022-01-20 5:29:19 PM  

iron de havilland: Sunak's probably not a bad bet either.


I thought he died when Vulcan exploded?
 
2022-01-20 5:29:23 PM  

iron de havilland: He's really unpopular within Britain, too. BoZo can at least pretend not to be an elitist, out-of-touch for long enough to win Tories elections. I don't think Rees-Mogg is capable of that.


Hmm, either fat fingers or autocarrot, but there should be a "fark" after "out-of-touch" there.
 
2022-01-20 5:36:17 PM  
It is starting to look as though Boris Johnson really is the face of the contemporary Conservative party. There doesn't appear to be a thoughtful, sensible group behind him. If there is, they are really well hidden, and they are staying very quiet.

One MP has bailed so far. One.

Reminds me of our Republican Party. Trump lost, and, at first, an assortment of the Republicans in Congress seemed relieved and ready to move on. Then, almost immediately, it became clear that there was no alternative Republican project to Trumpism and the ranks closed around TFG. Sad, really, but what else can they do?
 
2022-01-20 5:36:57 PM  

iron de havilland: iron de havilland: He's really unpopular within Britain, too. BoZo can at least pretend not to be an elitist, out-of-touch for long enough to win Tories elections. I don't think Rees-Mogg is capable of that.

Hmm, either fat fingers or autocarrot, but there should be a "fark" after "out-of-touch" there.


Autocarrots would be perfect right now. I don't feel like running out in the cold to get any.
 
2022-01-20 5:40:22 PM  
Yeah, I was told the same thing about Gavin Newsom last year, that he was going to be toast after his Covid indiscretions.  Remind me again how that recall worked out?
 
2022-01-20 5:48:29 PM  
Britain has a 1922 chairman, huh? Why 1922? Did they have a bunch of scholars at Cambridge do the math and they figured out 1922 is when Britain peaked?

Strange.
 
2022-01-20 5:49:45 PM  
So is the level of trouble Boris is in, is "Kate Middleton is a biatch but stays a Royal" trouble, or "Prince Andrew? Who dat?" trouble?
 
2022-01-20 5:51:27 PM  

TeddyRooseveltsMustache: Britain has a 1922 chairman, huh? Why 1922? Did they have a bunch of scholars at Cambridge do the math and they figured out 1922 is when Britain peaked?

Strange.


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2022-01-20 5:51:31 PM  

NewportBarGuy: but you guys are supposed to be smarter than us.


Narrator: It turns out this was not so.
 
2022-01-20 5:51:59 PM  

The Headless Horseman's Headless Horse: iron de havilland: iron de havilland: He's really unpopular within Britain, too. BoZo can at least pretend not to be an elitist, out-of-touch for long enough to win Tories elections. I don't think Rees-Mogg is capable of that.

Hmm, either fat fingers or autocarrot, but there should be a "fark" after "out-of-touch" there.

Autocarrots would be perfect right now. I don't feel like running out in the cold to get any.


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2022-01-20 5:52:07 PM  

Nadie_AZ: What about the whole Jimmy cracking corn?


I don't care.
 
2022-01-20 5:52:37 PM  

TeddyRooseveltsMustache: 1922 is when Britain peaked


It piqued. It got very goodness annoyed.
 
2022-01-20 5:52:40 PM  

shroom: Yeah, I was told the same thing about Gavin Newsom last year, that he was going to be toast after his Covid indiscretions.  Remind me again how that recall worked out?


You were told by lying Republicans.  You look at the right wing press in Britain, they're a bit worried about Boris.  One Conservative legislator has SWITCHED PARTIES.
 
2022-01-20 5:55:40 PM  
Queen Mab cracks her whip made of cricket bone, Subby. Don't underestimate Her Royal Faeness.
 
2022-01-20 5:55:56 PM  

12349876: shroom: Yeah, I was told the same thing about Gavin Newsom last year, that he was going to be toast after his Covid indiscretions.  Remind me again how that recall worked out?

You were told by lying Republicans.  You look at the right wing press in Britain, they're a bit worried about Boris.  One Conservative legislator has SWITCHED PARTIES.


Doesn't that give said legislator *less* power to remove Boris if he's no longer a member of the Conservative party?
 
2022-01-20 5:57:15 PM  
If he gets voted out I'll celebrate with a proper English breakfast
 
2022-01-20 5:57:16 PM  

ArkPanda: Right, but he's almost as bad as Farange. It would change England from "fark off Europe" to "fark off, keep farking off and then fark off some more" from that meme.


As I have said before. The purpose of the anti-EU project is not just to end the UK's membership of the EU, it is to stop Europe from existing. I don't mean politically. I mean geographically. Europe, the continent, must Go Away.

There's some whole Belgariad Shiat right there.
 
2022-01-20 5:59:03 PM  

TeddyRooseveltsMustache: Britain has a 1922 chairman, huh? Why 1922? Did they have a bunch of scholars at Cambridge do the math and they figured out 1922 is when Britain peaked?

Strange.


I would assume it had to do with WWI but just a guess.
 
2022-01-20 5:59:07 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: phalamir: I predict they will make Rees-Mogg.

My money's on Nigel Incubator-Jones.

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That's Vivian Smith-Smyth-Smith.
 
2022-01-20 5:59:11 PM  

phalamir: I predict they will make Rees-Mogg


Ah, yes... this guy.

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2022-01-20 5:59:27 PM  

Gubbo: Boris might leave #10. But it won't be voluntarily


The 1922 committee is the Conservative Parliamentary Party backbencher (that is, not a member of Government)  committee, an 18 member committee elected by the backbenchers to represent them, and the chairman of that committee is the person who handles elections for the party leader.

Supposedly, that person (Sir Graham Brady) is getting lots of letters saying "I have no confidence in Boris Johnson as the leader of the Conservative party." If he gets 15% of the membership of the party saying this formally, which currently means 54 of them, then a no-confidence vote happens within the party. If BoJo loses that, he has to step down and party elections begin for a new leader (and new PM)

And apparently, a member of the Conservatives left the party and went to Labour....which makes no sense, but hey. (You'd think he'd go to the Lib Dems.) Regardless, people "crossing the aisle" is never a good sign.

In 2018, 15% of the Tories (almost certainly including BoJo) did ask for a vote of no confidence, but Theresa May survived - mainly by saying she'd step down within a year.

So: this corespondent is seeing signs that a formal challenge to Boris Johnson is about to happen. And while he might leave without a no-confidence vote happening, you're absolutely right that it won't be voluntary, other than "he decided to quit before he was fired."
 
2022-01-20 5:59:35 PM  

shroom: 12349876: shroom: Yeah, I was told the same thing about Gavin Newsom last year, that he was going to be toast after his Covid indiscretions.  Remind me again how that recall worked out?

You were told by lying Republicans.  You look at the right wing press in Britain, they're a bit worried about Boris.  One Conservative legislator has SWITCHED PARTIES.

Doesn't that give said legislator *less* power to remove Boris if he's no longer a member of the Conservative party?


It's a sign that guy is so pissed off, he doesn't want to be with any Conservatives.

The other big difference between this and Newsom is there will be no recall election.  Boris is not in danger of getting kicked out of the House of Commons, he would only lose his leadership position.   For US equivalent, only voters could get rid of Mitch, but the Republicans could decide to make someone else in the Senate the Majority Leader.
 
2022-01-20 6:02:07 PM  

NewportBarGuy: Look, I know we all (America) have problems, but you guys are supposed to be smarter than us.


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2022-01-20 6:06:22 PM  
Is the world getting stupider? Or have we just always been this sh*tty? Because I don't feel like it was like this 20 years ago. Or 30, or 40. It definitely feels worse.
 
2022-01-20 6:07:02 PM  

12349876: Boris is not in danger of getting kicked out of the House of Commons, he would only lose his leadership position.


You're right on an electoral basis, of course. But if he's discovered to have lied to the House, he would be suspended for it. So we'd have a Prime Minister who can't even be a Minister.

How likely is Johnson to be discovered lying? Exactly the amount of apple that is in an apple.
 
2022-01-20 6:11:00 PM  

chucknasty: TeddyRooseveltsMustache: Britain has a 1922 chairman, huh? Why 1922? Did they have a bunch of scholars at Cambridge do the math and they figured out 1922 is when Britain peaked?

Strange.

I would assume it had to do with WWI but just a guess.


A bunch of first-time Tory MPs elected in 1922 formed a "Committee" to police the other Tories for doctrinal purity in 1923.  It started as a toothless boy's club for neophytes, but stuck around until it was the old guard, and now serves as the gatekeeper for leader of the Conservative Party.  If you are a Tory MP and want to replace the Tory leader, you write them a letter of complaint.  You can rescind your letter whenever you want, and resubmit it whenever you want.  And no one tells the Tory leader what the running total is or who wants them gone.  But when the number of current complaint letters reaches a critical mass, it triggers a vote to remove the current Tory leader.  If the vote passes, they lose the position.  Since the leader of the party in power is PM, it will also remove a Tory PM.  So, it is an open cabal of kingmakers who can authorize a political assassination at their whim.
 
2022-01-20 6:11:26 PM  

austerity101: Is the world getting stupider? .


Likely not.

austerity101: Or have we just always been this sh*tty?


Likely so.

austerity101: Because I don't feel like it was like this 20 years ago.


Ah, back in the days of Third Way Liberal Democracy.

austerity101: Or 30


The End of History

austerity101: or 40.


Or wotnot.

Your real question is whether people are getting stupider. Well, yes, probably. Stupid people have so many different and exciting paths of stupidity to explore, now. They're no longer just thinking that issue X isn't their business. They've got together to be herd.
 
2022-01-20 6:11:52 PM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: Gubbo: Boris might leave #10. But it won't be voluntarily

The 1922 committee is the Conservative Parliamentary Party backbencher (that is, not a member of Government)  committee, an 18 member committee elected by the backbenchers to represent them, and the chairman of that committee is the person who handles elections for the party leader.

Supposedly, that person (Sir Graham Brady) is getting lots of letters saying "I have no confidence in Boris Johnson as the leader of the Conservative party." If he gets 15% of the membership of the party saying this formally, which currently means 54 of them, then a no-confidence vote happens within the party. If BoJo loses that, he has to step down and party elections begin for a new leader (and new PM)

And apparently, a member of the Conservatives left the party and went to Labour....which makes no sense, but hey. (You'd think he'd go to the Lib Dems.) Regardless, people "crossing the aisle" is never a good sign.

In 2018, 15% of the Tories (almost certainly including BoJo) did ask for a vote of no confidence, but Theresa May survived - mainly by saying she'd step down within a year.

So: this corespondent is seeing signs that a formal challenge to Boris Johnson is about to happen. And while he might leave without a no-confidence vote happening, you're absolutely right that it won't be voluntary, other than "he decided to quit before he was fired."


**shakes tiny fist of impotent internet rage**
 
2022-01-20 6:12:45 PM  

austerity101: Is the world getting stupider? Or have we just always been this sh*tty? Because I don't feel like it was like this 20 years ago. Or 30, or 40. It definitely feels worse.


The Internet has allowed the stupid to mingle and spread worldwide.
 
2022-01-20 6:16:05 PM  
Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
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2022-01-20 6:16:22 PM  
It's funny that covid parties are hurting him while the whole, you know, Brexit thing isn't.
 
2022-01-20 6:18:12 PM  

phalamir: chucknasty: TeddyRooseveltsMustache: Britain has a 1922 chairman, huh? Why 1922? Did they have a bunch of scholars at Cambridge do the math and they figured out 1922 is when Britain peaked?

Strange.

I would assume it had to do with WWI but just a guess.

A bunch of first-time Tory MPs elected in 1922 formed a "Committee" to police the other Tories for doctrinal purity in 1923.  It started as a toothless boy's club for neophytes, but stuck around until it was the old guard, and now serves as the gatekeeper for leader of the Conservative Party.  If you are a Tory MP and want to replace the Tory leader, you write them a letter of complaint.  You can rescind your letter whenever you want, and resubmit it whenever you want.  And no one tells the Tory leader what the running total is or who wants them gone.  But when the number of current complaint letters reaches a critical mass, it triggers a vote to remove the current Tory leader.  If the vote passes, they lose the position.  Since the leader of the party in power is PM, it will also remove a Tory PM.  So, it is an open cabal of kingmakers who can authorize a political assassination at their whim.


that is a very enlightening and concise answer. thanks! I learned something today which always feels good.
 
2022-01-20 6:18:56 PM  

aaronx: It is starting to look as though Boris Johnson really is the face of the contemporary Conservative party. There doesn't appear to be a thoughtful, sensible group behind him. If there is, they are really well hidden, and they are staying very quiet.

One MP has bailed so far. One.

Reminds me of our Republican Party. Trump lost, and, at first, an assortment of the Republicans in Congress seemed relieved and ready to move on. Then, almost immediately, it became clear that there was no alternative Republican project to Trumpism and the ranks closed around TFG. Sad, really, but what else can they do?


Seppuku?
 
2022-01-20 6:19:45 PM  

austerity101: Is the world getting stupider? Or have we just always been this sh*tty? Because I don't feel like it was like this 20 years ago. Or 30, or 40. It definitely feels worse.


Honestly? I think it was always this stupid, it's just that the Internet has allowed stupid to find each other and team up, like an unholy Voltron of Insanity.
 
2022-01-20 6:20:44 PM  

Metastatic Capricorn: phalamir: I predict they will make Rees-Mogg

Ah, yes... this guy.

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That's way funnier than it should be
 
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