As candidates for the leadership? It’s not as though we didnt all see this coming. Suella has declared. The other potential candidates know they cannot compete with her majesty and have given up all hope. 0 Vote up! I imagine a lot of them are phoning round to see if they can get more than 3 mps to support them and there isn't, to me, an obvious advantage in going early unless your profile is very low. in which case you don't have much chance anyway 0 Vote up! Suella is in (formally threw hat in ring last night) Penny is in (has started assembling a staff) Rishi is in (has a team holed up in a Westminster Hotel) Liz is in (flying back at speed) Tom Tugendhat is in (threw hat in earlier, so is now just Tom Tugend) 1 Vote up! I’m not counting Suella. Do you already need the 8 names before you can announce you will put yourself forward? 0 Vote up! Can someone please remind me who the real vu fannies were, I don’t want a vu fanny. 0 Vote up! heh @ the hatless tom tug-end 0 Vote up! Add hunt, Wallace and javid and that might be it? Zahawi might try. 0 Vote up! Because there’s plenty of time for it to all go horribly wrong for them is why. 0 Vote up! Brexit hard man Steve Baker has declared as well. 0 Vote up! Jeremy Hunt not thrown his hat in the ring yet? I can't decide whether he or Javid would be better. Javid has done some questionable shit but is sound in other areas. 0 Vote up! Heh at hatless A well developed joke with a decent punch line 10/10 would read again 0 Vote up! Tugend is German for virtue So Tom literally has virtue 0 Vote up! Because they don’t want to appear too eager as then it looks like they knifed Boris as they were eager to run. There needs to be a brief pause to mourn the loss of a great statesman and to allow the slightly taller pygmies to claim it was never their intention to run but they have since been persuaded to do so for the benefit of party and country and as a loyal servant to the party and, above all, as a patriot they have to answer this call. Those publicly declaring now are really putting in claims for plum cabinet positions. Declare yourself a candidate now so you can later withdraw for the good of the country and party and get on with governing and then endorse whoever emerges as the likely candidate in exchange for the Cabinet position they desire. 0 Vote up! They haven’t got enough runs. Simple. 0 Vote up! I do hope nobody votes for the Black Lives Matter candidate Steve Gibson. 0 Vote up! Steve Baker, I mean. 0 Vote up! "Tom Tugendhat is in (threw hat in earlier, so is now just Tom Tugend)" Heh! 0 Vote up! Refresh Back to board Join the discussion Login Register 0 Vote up!