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UK Politics IV - In Lies we Don't Truss

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Liz Truss is the new British Prime Minister


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OLD NEWS:

UK POL 1: https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/uk-politics-weeny-weedy-weaky.634293/
UK POL 2: https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/uk-politics-continuing-into-2021.666120/
UK POL 3: https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/uk-politics-bojo-and-chums.673923/


OLD OLD THREADS THAT FAILED TO SERIAL:

UK Politics Opinion Poll: https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/uk-politics-opinion-poll.165271/
UK Politics Poll: https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/uk-politics-poll.187104/
UK Politics: New Lib Dem leader. https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/uk-politics-new-lib-dem-leader.255255/
UK Politics: Why can't Cameron seal the Deal? https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/uk-politics-why-cant-cameron-seal-the-deal.346649/
So, the Tories (UK politics) https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/so-the-tories-uk-politics.457980/
UK Politics: UKIP - Tory Coalition? https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/uk-politics-ukip-tory-coalition.476152/
Jeremy Corbyn and Anti-Semitism (from UK Politics) https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/jeremy-corbyn-and-anti-semitism-from-uk-politics.635209/
 
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Bravo on the thread title!
 
One of the things kicking around recently was her alleged idea that Scotland would need to return an absolute majority of votes relative to the population in any referendum to dissolve the Union.
 
Given that Truss was just elected on a 57% share of a quarter of 1% of the UK population, one might fairly suggest that she's trying to rig a vote that she fears she might lose.
 
I hope Liz Truss is going to hire a speech writer. Lines like: "WE WILL DELIVER, WE WILL DELIVER. AND WE WILL DELIVER" are not oratorically inspiring.
 
Welcome to the next two years of Liz Truss' Premiership, or as I would like to call it; the quest of Liz Truss' 2 braincells competing for 3rd place.
 
It all depends on how fast the economy tanks.
 
How long until you have the Tory party HQ Janitor as PM?
 
Were politicians always very useless or is there some other career path stealing competent people?

Has some kind of selection pressure that removed the unfit been weakened? Is this a push or pull problem?
 
Johnson massively accelerated the rot by throwing everyone who disagreed with him out of the party, and then only promoting those stupid or boring enough not to upstage him. That's why everyone left in the Tory party is mediocre, at best.
 
Were politicians always very useless or is there some other career path stealing competent people?

Has some kind of selection pressure that removed the unfit been weakened? Is this a push or pull problem?

Well the way I see it:

Historically in the UK, in general the major parties would only select people as their
candidates for MPs if they had demonstrated achievement in activities outside politics.

The very concept of politics as an career path itself has reduced the input of people
with real experience.
 
Johnson massively accelerated the rot by throwing everyone who disagreed with him out of the party, and then only promoting those stupid or boring enough not to upstage him. That's why everyone left in the Tory party is mediocre, at best.
Surely Keir did the same, so it must be a sign of the stupid times.
 
Were politicians always very useless or is there some other career path stealing competent people?

Has some kind of selection pressure that removed the unfit been weakened? Is this a push or pull problem?

It might just be the Dunning-Kruger effect in action.
 
Not entirely UK politics, but partly about politics too (devolution :p ) :
I noticed that, unlike in football, in basketball there is a "Great Britain" team.
I suppose not many in the UK care about basketball, but any reason to leave northern Ireland out of it (and is it only left out of the name?)? Maybe there isn't even a basketball association there.
 
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