Leadsom quits with May to become PM

Conservative leadership candidate, Andrew Leadsom, has quit the final contest to become party leader and next Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, saying that she does not believe she has enough support to win and that a nine week leadership contest at this stage is not good for the country.

She has endorsed the candidacy of Home Secretary Theresa May the sole remaining candidate who has very substantially led the contest from the outset.

This situation is of benefit to Britain, with the country adrift of leadership since the Brexit decision and set for a prolonged drift at the very time when focused, purposeful, knowledgeable and strategic leadership is most necessary.

Mrs May is now expected to be declared Prime Minister in the near future

 

 

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  • Well,that’s it then!
    Indi Ref 2 is on its way!
    Cruella will not be stealing our puppies.
    Ps. What a mess Ukok is in!!
    Time to wave goodbye.

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    A.Salmon July 11, 2016 3:14 pm Reply
    • And how are you going to occupy yourself on Ailsa Craig?

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      Robert Wakeham July 12, 2016 3:54 pm Reply
  • Andrew ? a typo or another runner ? 🙂

    “Brexit means Brexit and we’re going to make a success of it.”
    now comes the positive rebound…1c up in a day, no doubt this will be extenuated shortly by Cameron handing over power ASAP… a bit of positivity works wonders…the media ( demi-gods of misinformation, spin and manipulation) should heed this fact and stop selling the “fear” game and embrace the challenges and rewards of change.

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    Karl Hughes July 11, 2016 3:30 pm Reply
  • Latest financial news- Sterling is more unstable than Bitcoin!!!
    What a mess they made and then ran off!

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    A.Salmon July 11, 2016 3:35 pm Reply
    • Please AS continue to share more of your fantasies, they do nothing but amuse.

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      Karl Hughes July 11, 2016 3:43 pm Reply
      • Source – The Independent today! Google and see.
        Embarrassing for the Westminster lemmings,but true never the less!
        The jokes on you,Karl!!

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        A.Salmon July 11, 2016 4:30 pm Reply
  • IndyRef2 – not a chance. If you can’t see why, you’ll never see.

    Sturgeon is backed into a corner here – with no way to independence to be seen.

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    JB July 11, 2016 7:11 pm Reply
  • The pound rallies on good news : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-36772309

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    Malcolm Kirk July 12, 2016 3:50 pm Reply
    • Siemens now saying they will not be leaving the UK despite previously claiming they would leave when we left the EU.

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      Lundavra July 12, 2016 4:37 pm Reply
    • The pound is rallying at present because the markets are hedging short on Carney and Co dropping the interest rate to 0% .when that happens the pound will tank again ,probably to 1.18 USD.
      The pound will soon be a toxic currency.

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      A.Salmon July 12, 2016 4:44 pm Reply
      • Such an odd person – talking down your own country.

        Have more faith in your fellow countrymen and women. The only toxic currency is the Euro right now – but leaders are doing their damnedest to cover it up lest the whole eurozone collapse financially.

        I might sound a wee bit like our Murdoch but given the HSBC scenario reported in the press today along with some snippet from wikileaks, there’s a lot of backdoor dealing doing on to prop up the Eurozone.

        It’ll all come out in the wash – and the UK will look like a safe haven.

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        JB July 12, 2016 10:28 pm Reply
        • http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-36770311

          This is the next big problem, it has been ignored by Junker up till know and could be his downfall.

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          Richard July 13, 2016 6:46 am Reply
          • Is that a fact or did you hear it on the BBC?

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            A.Salmon July 13, 2016 7:33 am
        • ” talking down MY country” I don’t think so JB.
          Westminster are hell bent on destroying YOUR country!

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          A.Salmon July 13, 2016 8:10 am Reply
  • The Union is in tatters,latest polls show over 58% set to vote for Scottish Independence.
    Can you blame folks for wanting out. Just look at the balloons in Westminster for clarity.

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    A.Salmon July 12, 2016 4:41 pm Reply
  • AS
    And as you so presciently stated here a few days ago ‘ Nicola Sturgeon can’t get us out now,she never will’ . Yet still NO move to Indy Re2f(2). Instead she is off to London for a breakfast chat with Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England. Maybe she is asking him for some tips how to set up Scotland’s Reserve Bank in order that it can apply for EU membership after Brexit becomes a tangible reality in what .. maybe 4 yrs possibly 8 yrs time?.

    She is also meeting the Chief Minister of Gibraltar, but it is not clear if that will be about Celtic’s recent failure

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    Scotnat July 13, 2016 8:45 am Reply
    • Very wishful thinking on your part. 20% rise in food coming on stream shortly.
      I think you better think?
      Ps. Sturgeon will,due to Scottish public demand,press the button for Indi Ref 2.
      When Brexit starts to hit people hard in the pocket,which it will do,watch the demand for Indi grow. Heavens,I know you’ll be one of them.Wecome.

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      A.Salmon July 13, 2016 10:25 am Reply
      • Sturgeon only has one agenda and it dos not include strong leadership, it’s all about her and Independence at any cost.

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        richard July 13, 2016 11:16 am Reply
        • I like Stugeon. Bright,articulate young woman. A credit to her Country.
          I admit,she isn’t in the same league as our “Masters,Overlords,betters,” darn Sarf. They are dim,ignorant and quite blatantly useless.

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          A.Salmon July 13, 2016 11:35 am Reply
  • Nicola Sturgeon is so’bright’ as A.Salmon states that it hasn’t sunk in yet that it was the UK that voted in the Referendum, not Scotland alone, which is part of the UK. She would be better spending her time trying to fix all that’s gone wrong in Scotland and less time trotting here & there trying to look as if she is achieving something!

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    'Felicity' July 13, 2016 1:58 pm Reply
    • Happy hour?

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      A.Salmon July 13, 2016 2:41 pm Reply
  • Calm down, dears! Yeah, know that’s a red rag to a bull as I’ve had it said to me! What I meant was (I’m not a Tory), let’s just calm down and let TM get her act together – she has to do it quickly because a limbo of strong Westminster control of Westminster and Brexit will result in even more chaos. The woman has a huge and very scary task (and I hope she doesn’t follow Thatcher) to attempt to heal the vast divisiveness not only Indyref brought about but also Brexit.

    At the end of the day, UK is the EU member. TM has to put together a plan for Brexit based on getting the best deal for all the constituent parts and, whilst negotiations between those parts have to be established, blatant nationalism from any nation needs to be held in check so a coherent and potentially much stronger position for terms for EU exit are put forward. That does not preclude beneficial EU for Scotland but we have to have our own (uk) house in order first.

    My Dad, a dedicated Scot, died ten years ago at 97, no dementia. He was 8 when ww1 broke out and too old when ww2 broke out but was amongst many builders who were down in London during the Blitz keeping essential railway lines open. Everyone worked together then to avoid defeat – Brexit is a decision by the UK populace and we should work together to get the best possible deal

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    Jade July 13, 2016 11:49 pm Reply

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