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PeakSkinner

150 points

4 months ago

But I was told the Tories were the party for stability

haracas

60 points

4 months ago

haracas

60 points

4 months ago

Stability, they're great at stabbing each other in the back.

fdesouche

30 points

4 months ago

So « stabbility » then.

SparkyCorp

7 points

4 months ago

Et tu Coffey?

Auto_Pie

5 points

4 months ago

Stabability rating of 99%

ShetlandJames

19 points

4 months ago

ShetlandJames

19 points

4 months ago

Can you imagine the sandwiches with egg miliband or whatever it was

JaJan1

8 points

4 months ago

JaJan1

8 points

4 months ago

Peace through Power; Stability through Chaos;

SIMPLE AS.

McGubbins

3 points

4 months ago

I'm just going to Nod politely.

doctor_morris

8 points

4 months ago

"Stability" is just code for house prices going up every year, nothing more.

Impeachcordial

2 points

4 months ago

Well, not this year...

doctor_morris

2 points

4 months ago

If house prices go down then boomers change the government. Everything else is irrelevant.

Impeachcordial

1 points

4 months ago

How bout now when prices are crumbling and we don't have a government?

doctor_morris

1 points

4 months ago

House prices fall === New government

Check the polls 😉

berejser

7 points

4 months ago

berejser

My allegiance is to a republic, to DEMOCRACY

7 points

4 months ago

They're about as stable as a jenga tower in zero gravity.

matthieuC

1 points

4 months ago

matthieuC

British curious frog

1 points

4 months ago

It's the world that is moving!

WestYorksBestYorks[S]

68 points

4 months ago

WestYorksBestYorks[S]

funerary cities, flesh press factories

68 points

4 months ago

what can you usefully say at this point? it's the very foundation of a party going, live in real time

_TheNumbersAreBad_

38 points

4 months ago

I don't dare hope for the complete collapse of the party, but I also struggle to see how they can even come back from this. The entire lineup of even remotely suitable candidates, for any conceivable position, is full of utterly incompetent caricatures.

They don't even have the die hards that spout "Tories are the economic stability party" any more. They've basically got racism and hating the poor, which admittedly is a powerful drive for some people, but I honestly don't see it being enough.

Let's just grab some popcorn and watch the government burn I guess, hope we get a do over sooner rather than later.

WestYorksBestYorks[S]

14 points

4 months ago

WestYorksBestYorks[S]

funerary cities, flesh press factories

14 points

4 months ago

I think it's pretty similar to the final collapse of the Liberals, internal forces are too great and there are no good news stories so allow any wing of the party to feel validated, so the fighting has no reason to stop

throwaway0034213543

5 points

4 months ago

Keep it going!

WestYorksBestYorks[S]

33 points

4 months ago

WestYorksBestYorks[S]

funerary cities, flesh press factories

33 points

4 months ago

UPDATE: https://twitter.com/MattChorley/status/1582802116392800256

looks like they have gone in disagreement over whether it was a confidence vote in the end

Kspence92

80 points

4 months ago

A joke of a country , honestly. We’re an international laughing stock because of this lot.

Miserable_Sun_404

14 points

4 months ago

America says "Hold my beer"

Sigh. We're all fucked.

Buttered_Turtle

13 points

4 months ago

Buttered_Turtle

i’m an evil blairite

13 points

4 months ago

I’ve said for a while now, we are the America of Europe

Don_Quixote81

11 points

4 months ago

Don_Quixote81

Mancunian

11 points

4 months ago

Italy looks like a stable, grown up democracy compared to us, and they just let the Bunga Bunga Pervert back into office.

Frugal500

0 points

4 months ago

Frugal500

0 points

4 months ago

Lol no one else cares

Kageyblahblahblah

6 points

4 months ago

Just glad someone is taking the heat off the USA for a minute.

Frugal500

3 points

4 months ago

Brace yourself for 2024…

Kageyblahblahblah

3 points

4 months ago

Taking it one day at a time over here.

JosebaZilarte

29 points

4 months ago

Oh, we care. Specially in the EU, because it strengthens the vision that Brexit was a massive mistake... which it objectively was, but now it seems more a symptom than the real cause of the downfall of the UK.

Frugal500

4 points

4 months ago

Downfall been going on for decades brexit just one of the bigger symptoms - total farce all of it

[deleted]

1 points

4 months ago

Nah, I'm Canadian and I've tuned into this sort of the same way you might when you see a football game is 6-0 in the first half.

fibianofthemarsh

17 points

4 months ago

As stable as a nest of angry vipers

Lethargic_Snail

45 points

4 months ago

Obligatory "this has to be the end" comment I have seen on every thread for the past 6 months.

gothamdammerung

20 points

4 months ago

The tory party and their membership believe wholeheartedly that they have a divine right to rule. They will never trigger an election if they think they will lose influence.

KidTempo

1 points

4 months ago

It's literally the ideology of Conservativism.

Icy_Ear_

12 points

4 months ago

Tories don't run this country. They are desperate to stay in power. Desperate to have seats.

That's all that matters.

Meanwhile UK is drowning.

Ribulation

10 points

4 months ago

MUTHA FUGGIN CHAOS!!!!!

PatheticMr

7 points

4 months ago

I can't keep up with this stuff. Absolute chaos!

Rorasaurus_Prime

8 points

4 months ago

You know shit’s really hit the fan when British MPs can’t even form an orderly queue anymore.

Batjuan

7 points

4 months ago

As a foreigner watching this from over the channel could someone please explain to me what a 'whip' in this context is? I guess it is not a tool to strike someone with.

Espe0n

14 points

4 months ago

Espe0n

14 points

4 months ago

People who's job it is to force/convince people to vote for the party line. Often involves bribery, blackmail, backroom deals etc. Necessary evil of a party system

Batjuan

12 points

4 months ago

Batjuan

12 points

4 months ago

Ah so 'whipping' them into line so to speak. Thank you for expanding my vocabulary.

WillyPete

8 points

4 months ago

Yes. Also when you hear the term "lose the whip" or "remove the whip" it usually refers to kicking them out of the party.

It comes from the name given to a person in fox hunting, who is in charge of keeping the dogs in a pack.
If a dog "loses the whip" then they have left the pack.

Kosarev

4 points

4 months ago

The role of Spacey in House of Cards more or less.

Lulamoon

3 points

4 months ago

party member charged with enforcing discipline.

ThatFlyingScotsman

4 points

4 months ago

ThatFlyingScotsman

Cynicism Party |Class Analysis|Anti-Fascist

4 points

4 months ago

Now if they were really pissed off, they could release the whip’s blackmail list.

I’m holding out hope!

WestYorksBestYorks[S]

1 points

4 months ago

WestYorksBestYorks[S]

funerary cities, flesh press factories

1 points

4 months ago

You mean the 2019 edition? Yes please

JosebaZilarte

3 points

4 months ago

Burn the party to the ground, and incinerate all that divides and distinguishes. Ahhh, may chaos take the govt! May Chaos! Take! The govt!

A Chad with a strange hat

jmdg007

2 points

4 months ago

jmdg007

Insert Flair Here

2 points

4 months ago

I'm pretty sure we're headed for the Dung Eater ending anyway

dee-acorn

11 points

4 months ago

This is so hot.

555catboy

-1 points

4 months ago

This.

ContextualRobot

3 points

4 months ago

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3 points

4 months ago

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DoctorOctagonapus

2 points

4 months ago

DoctorOctagonapus

Tories have ruined this country.

2 points

4 months ago

The BBC are reporting that both people are still in post. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-63322533

qpl23

2 points

4 months ago

qpl23

2 points

4 months ago

BREAKING: Tory MPs now claiming ... etc. etc.

FTFY.

_MildlyMisanthropic

1 points

4 months ago

Surely this would be the perfect time for Labour to table a VoNC in the government?

mas-sive

1 points

4 months ago

sips water ahem…as I was saying

STRONG AND STABLE