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Re: This Tory leadership contest

By NWS12/6 13:55Wed Jun 12 13:55:40 2019In response to Re: This Tory leadership contest

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Julian King, I have read that several times. I've even included it in replies to you but don't let facts get in the way of some snobby attempt to try and appear clever.

He was selected by David Cameron (the UK's elected PM) to be a commissioner. Mr Juncker proposed that he be security commissioner. He was then given approval by the EU Parliament and the council of the EU and then elected in by the EU Parliament on October 22nd. So, in effect he was selected in the same way that government ministers are chosen from a group of MPs. He was then proposed by the EU Commission President. Given initial approval by the EU Parliament (i.e. the ministers representing the whole of Europe not just certain parts) and the EU Council (i.e. elected representatives from ALL member states not just some) and then formerly elected by the EU Parliament. I have to confess that I don't know who the other candidates were when Cameron chose him. Sorry, I've lost Cameron's number.

As you are up for question and answer sessions, can you just explain what election actually means with particular reference to the need for opposing candidates. I'd also be interested to know when I get to vote for one of the Tory candidates as Prime Minister or for/against a Tory party with them as leader.

Edited by NWS at 13:59:48 on 12th June 2019
Edited by NWS at 14:01:50 on 12th June 2019

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