UK update – Labour and Conservatives

Missy’s UK update on the Labour and Conservative parties.


Labour:

The Labour party seem to have come to a bit of a stalemate. Tom Watson met with one union this morning, and has been on the phone with other union leaders, and with two unions having their annual conference later this week, the support (or not) of Corbyn will be one of the things discussed. Corbyn is reportedly losing support in the Unions, and leadership is going to take into account members views before deciding on supporting Corbyn or not.

I don’t know much about the UK unions, or those involved, so the names and people are a little lost on me, but here is an article about the Union threat to Corbyn’s leadership.

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/jeremy-corbyn-faces-threat-from-key-union-as-he-clings-to-power-a3288181.html

Corbin’s supporters are reportedly hoping he will hold on until summer recess, and then it will all just go away over summer. Not sure that will happen, but interesting to see if it works as a strategy.

A leading academic has said that if Corbyn remains leader then the Labour Party is almost certain to split – hmmm… I am sure I said something similar a week and a bit ago.

Conservatives:

Conservative leadership candidates did the hustings in front of the MP’s last night, and though no media were allowed in, a source has told media that Andrea Leadsom was dire, apparently she waffled, was not confident, and made no impression. A complete contrast to her performance in the EU referendum debates. Michael Gove on the other hand was reportedly charismatic (I know, hard to believe), eloquent, and on point. Theresa May was as expected, and did manage to get a couple of jokes in to try and counteract her dour image.

Today was the first vote by the MP’s, and Liam Fox has dropped off the ballot. Pretty much expected, he was never really in the running. Theresa May has won more than half of the MP’s votes, once again, pretty much as expected. I will be surprised if it isn’t Theresa May in the end. Andrea Leadsom has won more support than Michael Gove, which puts paid to some rumours earlier today that some MP’s may vote tactically to try and get Gove through to the final two in order to knock Leadsom out and ensure a Theresa May victory.

The second MP’s vote is on Thursday. The question is where the 16 votes from Liam Fox will go. There were reports Gove might drop out if he failed to beat Leadsom, and even if he got all of Liam Fox’s supporters it wouldn’t be enough to go ahead of Leadsom, and I don’t think he will.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/07/05/boris-johnson-backs-andrea-leadsom-tory-mps-vote-leadership-race/


 

Theresa May has a clear lead in a YouGov poll:

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And rates well head to head:

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Full poll results

UPDATE: BBC Breaking: Theresa May has my “wholehearted” support

Theresa May is the “only person to unite our party”, Stephen Crabb says after withdrawing from Tory leadership race – BBC News

 

 

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  1. BBC Breaking: Theresa May has my “wholehearted” support

    Theresa May is the “only person to unite our party”, Stephen Crabb says after withdrawing from Tory leadership race – BBC News

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  2. Missy

     /  6th July 2016

    Not surprised Stephen Crabb has now pulled out, and given his support to Theresa May. I think she is the least divisive of the candidates, and SC was definitely running on a platform of needing to unite the party. If the MP’s that voted for him go to Theresa May, she has an outright majority of the MP’s, so the race is on for who will be the second person to go through.

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    • Missy

       /  6th July 2016

      I see Liam Fox is also supporting Theresa May. I wonder if her odds at the bookies has dropped anymore, not that they could go lower, they were at evens last week, so I am not sure if they can go negative (I think they can though).

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      • Gezza

         /  6th July 2016

        Dunno what your day job is but you’re bloody good at your night one.

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        • I agree Geeza, Missy has some good insight and on the ground news reporting skills. Makes it interesting….

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          • Blazer

             /  6th July 2016

            time to put up Dave and prove your integrity.

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            • Blazer I will say it directly. Piss off. You are stepping over the edge now. You want to stalk someone, go and find someone who thinks you a really G……

            • You have accused me of lying reading back through your comments to me BoL.

              Apparently I didn’t borrow for my degree. And I didn’t pay it off either.
              According to you it was down to my working class parents…. Yeah, Nah you’re wrong

              Apparently I didn’t start with not a lot and build a career, savings and built a growing conservative investment portfolio of shares… because that’s not possible according to you…. again Yeah, Nah you’re a wrong

              I need to prove nothing to a thing like you.

              I will now treat you like I did Oliver ignore everything you post either to me or anyone else….

            • Blazer

               /  6th July 2016

              desperado Dave,tryiong to divewrt things that you can not sustain,you are a lightweight b/s artist.You lied about me being banned on Kiwiblog…man up and admit it!

          • Missy

             /  6th July 2016

            Cheers Dave and Gezza. I think I am a frustrated journalist really! 🙂

            Oh, and Gezza, I am bloody good at my day job too! 😉

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  3. Jeremy Corbyn must stay. I love the man. A Man of the People, a Man of Principle…. a man to guarantee no Labour Government in the UK for another decade. Long may he reign…

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    • Blazer

       /  6th July 2016

      go to bed Dave..you’ve been caught out lying…prove I have been banned from Kiwiblog…and I will leave this blog…can’t ask for better than that…can you?

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  4. Blazer

     /  6th July 2016

    @Dave…this is not stalking ..you made the claim about me being banned…now put up ..or fuck off..lightweight b/s artist.

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