BoJo Implode?

I think it would be fair to say that Boris Johnson, the shining star of the Tory party faithful, has had a pretty shit weekend. DISCLAIMER: I came up with the following analogy and thought about not including it, seeing as it is not exactly unbiased. However, I am too proud of it to not…

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Weekly Wrap-Up – 14/06 – 20/06: Royal Arsecot: BvJ

And there we have it folks, your final two. Jeremy Hunt vs. Boris Johnson. Let’s rattle through this quickly and get straight to the pub, eh? The Final Furlong It’s appropriate that the Conservative leadership race has been whittled down to two candidates during Royal Ascot. The Bookies have been beside themselves for the last…

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Stewart Stewed, Stupid

A short News In Brief article today team. Another vote was held in the Tory leadership candidacy race yesterday and Rory Stewart, the candidate of choice for anyone who wasn’t Conservative, was eliminated. He lost ten votes since the last Tory vote, going from 37 to 27. This is the tricky thing about politicians voting…

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Tory Mass Debaters, Pt. 2 – Furiously Mass Debating

The reason why today’s article is slightly later than the usual mid-day is that I have been desperately trying to find some kind of positive out of yesterday’s debate. In an unedifying, confused and vitriolic hour, we learned nothing about what any potential leader is going to do to solve the Brexit problem. What the…

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Tory Mass Debaters – Pt. 1

Yesterday, the Tory Leadership Race saw its first televised debate between the candidates (with the exception of Boris Johnson, who thought that it would be too ‘cacophonous’ and decided not to show up). Being set at 6.30pm on a Sunday afternoon, just as the nation was settling down with their tea and biscuits, was an…

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Weekly Wrap-Up – 07/06 – 13/06

Well, the race for Prime Minister began in earnest this week, and of the original twelve horses, two were humanely put down before the starting pistol was even fired, and another three have fallen at the first hurdle. While two of those candidates were strong proponents of a no-deal Brexit, the chances of no-deal actually…

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BoJo’s Salvo

It’s a strange kind of race where the frontrunner hasn’t even started until two days in, but that is where we find ourselves in the Tory leadership race. Boris Johnson, at long last, launched his campaign with a speech given to a room full of his allies which was classic BoJo – engaging, welcoming, and…

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Shots. Fired.

BATTLE STATIONS! The Tory Leadership contest was always going to get a bit feisty. In a party as split as the Conservatives, who are about as split as a banana in a bowl with vanilla ice-cream, chocolate sauce and almonds on top, there were going to be disagreements. Well, yesterday things started to get tasty.…

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On Your Marks, Get Set, GOVE… Oh Wait, He’s High Again

The Tory Party Leadership Race has finally begun! And here’s something for you to listen to for this article. Following the official departure of Theresa May on Friday, signed off with a rather forlorn letter to the 1922 Committee, the race for leader begins in earnest today. The deadline – 23rd of July.  The first…

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Weekly Wrap-Up – 31/05 – 06/06

Just a quick one this week, folks. We here at BTL HQ have been putting blood, sweat and tears into getting the Tory Leadership Race blog up and running, and that has meant sifting through some pretty mediocre newspaper articles about some pretty mediocre politicians. However, there are also some fascinating candidates besides the big-hitters…

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