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Who would you choose as the UK's next Prime Minister?

Poll ended at Thu 12 Dec 2019, 11:03 am

Boris Johnson
22
17%
Boris Johnson
22
17%
Jeremy Corbyn
6
5%
Jeremy Corbyn
6
5%
Jo Swinson
21
16%
Jo Swinson
21
16%
Nicola Sturgeon
7
5%
Nicola Sturgeon
7
5%
Adam Price
0
No votes
Adam Price
0
No votes
Jonathan Bartley and Sian Berry
0
No votes
Jonathan Bartley and Sian Berry
0
No votes
Nigel Farage
7
5%
Nigel Farage
7
5%
Arlene Foster
0
No votes
Arlene Foster
0
No votes
Mary Lou McDonald
1
1%
Mary Lou McDonald
1
1%
 
Total votes: 128

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OK, I realise this is sort of similar to the GE thread, but bear with me a second...let's just imagine, for the sake of - well, my curiosity I guess - that we get to choose the next PM at this election. I mean, that that's what we actually have on the ballot paper.

Ignore which party you support, which way you might vote tactically next week and so on.

If we had a poll, like they do in the US, to choose the next de facto leader of the country, who would you choose, based on their own leadership qualities, rather than anything party political?

I am interested, as much as anything else, to see if anyone would actually choose the great buffoon that is Boris Johnson to lead our country, regardless of which side he was on.

Have included the leaders of all the parties I included on the GE poll, for the sake of fairness (I do realise that some of them could never, in any practical sense, become PM).
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NOTA

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Mike wrote:NOTA


Who then?
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Jeremy Clarkson gets my vote, no worse than any of the above that's for sure :whistle:
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I thought this might happen...ok, I'll play too:

My 4 year old son.

Intellectually superior
Morally superior
Better at building Lego models
Able to identify a Spitfire successfully from a range of aircraft photos

Ergo, probably over qualified for the job, hence my choice of Swinson instead.

In all (some) seriousness, it will be interesting to see how this poll compares with the which party you would vote for poll (although I know the goalposts are different).

So far, so pretty predictable.
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Airwolfhound wrote:Jeremy Clarkson gets my vote, no worse than any of the above that's for sure :whistle:


Gets my vote :clap:

However, not being on the list, I chose Jo Swinson, not due to her policies, purely because she is more pleasing to listen to and to look at, plus I don't get the urge to launch a brick at the radio or TV as soon as I hear the voices of Corbyn, Farage, Sturgeon (think Jeremy Vine/Vanessa Feltz) or laughing when Boris starts talking.
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Jeremy Clarkson as PM
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I'm staggered that 41% of people would choose Johnson to run the country. He couldn't run a bath without lying to it (rather than in it).

Absolutely staggered.

The man's a bumbling idiot. Have any of those 41% of people actually listened to anything he's ever said?

And no, I can't be bothered to provide examples (I hardly need to).
And yes, I know the others are far from perfect, but still.

It's (nearly) as bad as voting for Trump IMHO.

Extraordinary. :down:

Edit - I'm slightly more staggered that anyone would choose Farage, but I assume that vote was a joke...
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Why is it a surprise, the Liberal Democrats are not really a viable party, and are just seen as a protest vote option for some, only the Scottish can vote for the SNP to give them enough seats to enable an unholy alliance with Labour for those daft enough to buy all their lies and vote for them as well should we end up with another 2017 result for the Conservatives.

I am sure the rest of the UK outside of Scotland would be happy with having Sturgeon being deputy/co-leader of the UK with Corbyn as PM, so taking all that in to account what option is likely to be less harmful to the country out of the current lying, incompetent, self-interested ego driven muppets, it would appear that the prevalent opinion and the polls currently show that to be the Conservatives with Johnson, only the election will confirm or debunk that and I know most on here will not accept or like that view but the above is just another perspective/opinion.

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CJS wrote:I'm staggered that 41% of people would choose Johnson to run the country. He couldn't run a bath without lying to it (rather than in it).

Absolutely staggered.

The man's a bumbling idiot. Have any of those 41% of people actually listened to anything he's ever said?

And no, I can't be bothered to provide examples (I hardly need to).
And yes, I know the others are far from perfect, but still.

It's (nearly) as bad as voting for Trump IMHO.

Extraordinary. :down:

Edit - I'm slightly more staggered that anyone would choose Farage, but I assume that vote was a joke...


Staggered ???

I'm absolutely staggered that you feel that others have differing views to you........ :wink:
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Brevet Cable wrote:Jess Phillips.

Because the dummy-spitting which ensued would be highly amusing.
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Actually,

An eensy weensy bit of me wants to see a Magic Grandad/Nippy led coalition, just to show all those who pour opprobrium on Johnson and Farage what happens when we get a really misguided period of rule! :wink:

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Airwolfhound wrote:
Staggered ???

I'm absolutely staggered that you feel that others have differing views to you........ :wink:


Normally that's fine, but everyone has limits :grin:

ExVulcanGC wrote:Why is it a surprise, the Liberal Democrats are not really a viable party, and are just seen as a protest vote option for some, only the Scottish can vote for the SNP to give them enough seats to enable an unholy alliance with Labour for those daft enough to buy all their lies and vote for them as well should we end up with another 2017 result for the Conservatives.

I am sure the rest of the UK outside of Scotland would be happy with having Sturgeon being deputy/co-leader of the UK with Corbyn as PM, so taking all that in to account what option is likely to be less harmful to the country out of the current lying, incompetent, self-interested ego driven muppets, it would appear that the prevalent opinion and the polls currently show that to be the Conservatives with Johnson, only the election will confirm or debunk that and I know most on here will not accept or like that view but the above is just another perspective/opinion.


You've completely misunderstood the point of the thread - read the opening post again please :up:

CJS wrote:
Ignore which party you support, which way you might vote tactically next week and so on.

...who would you choose, based on their own leadership qualities, rather than anything party political?

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Why would my response be deleted, it was relevant and polite as it was merely in response to CJS's explaining my first post was missing the point of the poll/question/thread, which I did not think it was.

Edited as referring to wrong post of mine that was deleted. :sad:

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Domvickery wrote:Tommy

Seconded!!!!

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Pinocchio less of a lier than BoJo.

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Airwolfhound wrote:
CJS wrote:I'm staggered that 41% of people would choose Johnson to run the country. He couldn't run a bath without lying to it (rather than in it).

Absolutely staggered.

The man's a bumbling idiot. Have any of those 41% of people actually listened to anything he's ever said?

And no, I can't be bothered to provide examples (I hardly need to).
And yes, I know the others are far from perfect, but still.

It's (nearly) as bad as voting for Trump IMHO.

Extraordinary. :down:

Edit - I'm slightly more staggered that anyone would choose Farage, but I assume that vote was a joke...




Staggered ???

I'm absolutely staggered that you feel that others have differing views to you........ :wink:



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Southendnick wrote:That's the Liberal un-democratic party mantra

What's undemocratic about them?
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LN Strike Eagle wrote:
Southendnick wrote:That's the Liberal un-democratic party mantra

What's undemocratic about them?


Awaits clear and measured response...

Unfortunately, in the meantime, Hell freezes over, so heads back inside to avoid cascade of flying pork.
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LN Strike Eagle wrote:
Southendnick wrote:That's the Liberal un-democratic party mantra

What's undemocratic about them?



Standing down candidates in certain seats to give others a clearer run is not very democratic if you are a lib dem voter but they stand aside to give the labour candidate a free run.

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That'll apply to the Farage Cult as well, then.
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