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7/13/2016 5:32:13 PM
Posted: 4 months ago
I must admit, the twists of this leadership sequence has thrown me more out of depth than I hoped to be by this point. I don't know the new PM very well, relative to my comfort with discussing Cameron and Boris. But, Theresa May is now Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

http://www.bbc.com...

The thing I was most interested by in her opening speech was her promise of a "one nation" government. I only read quotes, so I don't know the context, exactly. Is she speaking on a government free of Brussels or a UK government more centralized in Westminster?
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7/13/2016 5:33:41 PM
Posted: 4 months ago
And does that bit have an effect on Sturgeon's plan for another independence referendum?
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7/13/2016 6:55:43 PM
Posted: 4 months ago
Note to self: Context through not just using quotes helps.

Now that I know what "one nation" means, I'm much more interested.
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7/13/2016 7:16:19 PM
Posted: 4 months ago
At 7/13/2016 5:33:41 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
And does that bit have an effect on Sturgeon's plan for another independence referendum?

She'll fight it but she'll lose
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7/13/2016 7:23:13 PM
Posted: 4 months ago
From what I understand--she was referring to a more centralized Westminster.
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7/13/2016 7:46:13 PM
Posted: 4 months ago
At 7/13/2016 7:23:13 PM, Emilrose wrote:
From what I understand--she was referring to a more centralized Westminster.

The "one Nation" toryism is a reference back to Harold MacMillan who first used the phrase. It is meant to mean a party governing for all, both the rich (traditionally tories) and the poor, with less division between them. Caring tories , you could call them.
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7/13/2016 8:15:18 PM
Posted: 4 months ago
At 7/13/2016 5:32:13 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
I must admit, the twists of this leadership sequence has thrown me more out of depth than I hoped to be by this point. I don't know the new PM very well, relative to my comfort with discussing Cameron and Boris. But, Theresa May is now Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

http://www.bbc.com...

The thing I was most interested by in her opening speech was her promise of a "one nation" government. I only read quotes, so I don't know the context, exactly. Is she speaking on a government free of Brussels or a UK government more centralized in Westminster?

One possible meaning is that she won't allow Scotland or any other part of the UK to secede.
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7/14/2016 6:37:33 PM
Posted: 4 months ago
At 7/13/2016 7:16:19 PM, BrendanD19 wrote:
At 7/13/2016 5:33:41 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
And does that bit have an effect on Sturgeon's plan for another independence referendum?

She'll fight it but she'll lose

I'm not too sure about that.
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7/14/2016 9:49:45 PM
Posted: 4 months ago
At 7/14/2016 6:37:33 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 7/13/2016 7:16:19 PM, BrendanD19 wrote:
At 7/13/2016 5:33:41 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
And does that bit have an effect on Sturgeon's plan for another independence referendum?

She'll fight it but she'll lose

I'm not too sure about that.

When you combine the power that SNP, Plaid, the Greens and SDLP have they can basically hijack parliament until May gives in and allows indyref2
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7/14/2016 11:13:16 PM
Posted: 4 months ago
I just hope she can lead Britain forwards through article 50 to activate the British exit out of the EU.
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