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Press Cycle 1 - New Prime Minister
What do you think of the new Prime Minister? Will he do a good job?

Deadline: 23:59 31st March
"William Croft has spent his time in Parliament humming along as his Tory mates imposed vicious austerity cuts upon working people, telling them to accept less, to tighten their belts, that their misery and anguish was necessary and patriotic, all while their millionaire and billionaire backers grew to grander heights. He might think that his Boss's Brexit gambit will obfuscate from the contempt his party has displayed for the poor while in power. Well, it won't erase the disastrous Universal Credit scheme. People won't suddenly forget about their exploitative zero-hours contract job, or the surge in rough-sleeping while luxury homes sit empty as investment tools for the ultra-wealthy. They won't forget the profound inequality that characterizes the economy that Tories like him boast about. Croft might think he can pull a fast one on working people, but we're not fooled. We can use this pressing, historic political moment to bring about a better world for the many by expanding the trade union movement, by organizing a democratic economy, by funding our public services. William Croft sees it as an opportunity to further aggrandize the wealthy while the rest of us continue to struggle. So I say to the new Prime Minister: Enjoy your days in Number 10 because your Government is on borrowed time."
Tommy Dawson
Labour MP for Sheffield Brightside (1979-Present)
Socialist Campaign Group.
William Croft made his intention plainly clear during the Conservative leadership election, he wants a no deal Brexit and nothing is going to stop him from achieving that. The Prime Minister is holding the country to ransom to satisfy his and his hard-right gang's ideological obsession to leave the EU no matter the cost to the economic stability of the country. Croft and his allies may say they want to renegotiate the withdrawal agreement but with a deadline of a month there is absolutely no way this can be achieved, so either the Prime Minister crashes us out of the EU without a deal or he is forced to u-turn so early into his time in office. I doubt his ability to stick to the red-lines and commitments he has made for himself, let alone those of the party he now leads.
Elizabeth Tanner MP
Bristol East
Labour Party

Traits: Backbench Favourite, Campaigning Guru, Socially Unaware

Formerly Martin Pelham MP (Con, Bracknell); Edith Granger MP (ONP, South Cambridgeshire)
I have little doubt that there will be no shortage of politicians who will line up to attack the Prime Minister for having the sheer and unacceptable temerity of actually wanting to implement the will of the people. But the way I see it, after a very productive and invigorating leadership contest the Conservative Party is both united and enthusiastic about a leadership, a vision, and a team which seeks to deliver Brexit and deliver it well, to preserve the Union against those who would break it, to promote and secure prosperity, and to offer Britain a positive vision about what we can achieve as a nation, rather than the gloomy self-defeatism we see from far too many politicians nowadays.
Probably the most important thing that can be said about Mr. Croft in the current situation is that when it comes to delivering Brexit we have a Prime Minister who means business. I believe there is a clear, unequivocal and overwhelming majority of Britons from all backgrounds and ideals, both Leaver and Remainer, who want to respect the result, see Brexit implemented, and for it to be a huge success for our country, and those Britons will find in William Croft a leader they can trust to work hard and to deliver. I’m confident he’ll do an excellent job in office.
Rt. Hon. Andrew Summer MP - Conservative and Unionist Party
Member of Parliament for Sevenoaks (2010 - Present)

Shadow Culture Secretary (January 2020 - Present)
-Former: Security Minister / Shadow Home Secretary
Fundraising Extraordinaire (+) / Campaigning Guru (+) / Media Unknown (-)
I am excited to be a part of William Croft's new government. His new vision for the Conservative party and the country are a refreshing departure from government policy of recent times. In my new position as Defence secretary and throughout my past political and civilian careers one of my greatest priorities was to make the United Kingdom a more safe and secure country and I have no doubt that William Croft's premiership will be one with great successes in this area. In addition to this he has promoted a platform of stability, of strength in the union and of great opportunity in business as well as national prosperity.

His desire to implement the will of the people, no ifs ands or buts, is one that will no doubt be derided by liberal elites who think they know better than the British people but it shows that he is in touch with the electorate. It's time to do our jobs and represent our electors and that means going forward with leaving the EU with or without a deal. Although early on in his premiership I feel that William Croft will go down in history as the Prime Minister who made Brexit a success. 
Calum Wilson MP
Conservative Party
Chief of Staff to the Leader of the Conservative Party
Shadow Secretary of State for Defence (2019) 
Shadow Justice Secretary (2019-2020)
MP for Perth and North Perthshire

Media Darling, Constituency Appeal, Maverick
The only thing Tories can praise their new PM on is his promises and pledges for Brexit. He's made absolutely no attempts to even talk about how he can or will deliver, and offered less concrete pledges than we heard in the lead-up to the Leave/Remain referendum in terms of what benefits will bring. In the Government's first showing of their unified position, we were led to believe that Brexit will magically make the UK the largest economy in world! And i his first move in Parliament, he is seeking to shut down any and all reasoned discussion or debate on a matter that will impact literally everyone in the UK and that has the potential to do real damage. He's seeking to do all this with no plan. Tories will rally around to say he has a "vision" but it's clear in every statement his vision is focused on getting Brexit done with the sort of sloppy professionalism that you might expect from--- well, decorum prevents me from explaining that metaphor any more.

So is the new PM going to do a good job? Is the new PM, with his pie-in-the-sky beliefs and his myopic focus on having Brexit done fast and sloppy in order to tout an amazing no matter how many hurt Britons he leaves along the way going to be a great leader for the UK? No.
Ethan Richland MP 
MP for West Bromwich West (2015-) | Labour
Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer (2019-)
Media Unknown Constituency Appeal | Campaigning Guru
I am delighted to be joining the Cabinet and supporting the Prime Minister, and he has my complete and utter confidence. The fact that he has pledged, do or die, to take us out of the EU by the end of this month will be received warmly, I'm sure, by the 17 million who voted to leave, but also I hope by those who voted to Remain. Our nation has been in a state of paralysis for the past three years, with the toing and froing in Parliament and the inability of our ruling classes to agree a deal widening the gulf between people and the Parliament. We stand now with the opportunity to create a true People's Government - by getting Brexit done and getting back to the day job.

William Croft is a fighter. Throughout his career he has fought for many causes passionately, from rights for the victims of sex crimes and domestic abuse to bringing aid to the most disadvantaged in our society. The Conservative Party has emerged from this leadership election now united around it's leader. The pledge to leave on the 29th naturally gives us a short turnaround, but when the chips are down, I have no doubt that the Prime Minister will argue for Britain's best interests, agree a deal, and have Parliament accept that deal.
Julia Goldman
Shadow Secretary of State for Scoltand
Shadow Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Growth
Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities
Member of Parliament for Dumfries and Galloway (2019 - present)
Scottish Conservative and Unionist

Media Darling/Campaigning Guru/Socially Unaware
The new Prime Minister has a lot of work ahead of him, his first and most u must be to take the disaster that is no deal off the table. He's spent years waving through cuts that have laid waste to the this country and now he insists on keeping a policy that will leave us diminished as a country on the table. However Brexit resolves itself, he will have to face the reality of Tory government these past nine years, wages down in real terms, food banks all over the country, the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer. No matter what happens once the security blanket of Brexit is ripped away from the Tories he will fail to address these issues because, his party is not capable of doing so. They are first and foremost a party for the richest few and will always be so.
Labour MP for Nottingham South (2010-)
Shadow Secretary of State for Social Security, Housing, and Employment (2019-)
Campaigning Guru/Fundraising Extraordinaire/Maverick
William Croft promised to get to work on uniting the country - but already he is endorsing views from his Cabinet that everyone who opposes Brexit should be "ashamed" of themselves and repeating the dangerous mantra that it is somehow undemocratic to disagree with what the government thinks. It is quite clear that he has no intention of uniting the country, and that if we were hoping for a change from Theresa May's days of "citizen of nowhere" quips, we'll be sorely disappointed.

William Croft's first legislative priority, the repeal of Fixed Terms Parliaments Act, is a democratic outrage. He wants to increase the power he personally wields, and has no mandate from the people to justify such a sweeping change. Liberal Democrats will oppose this barefaced attempt to consolidate power and will make sure our democratic norms are preserved and protected. I hope this does not become a recurring theme of the Croft premiership. 
Grant Smith
Liberal Democrat MP for Leeds North West (2005-present)

Media Unknown, Constituency Appeal, Campaign Organiser, Fundraiser Extraordinaire 
Previously: Sir Lachlan Domnhall Coinneach Duncan MacMahon; Graham Adiputera; I think I played some dull Labour bloke at one point
In his first week in office, the new Prime Minister has shown himself to be shirking one of his most important constitutional duty: to be a Prime Minister for all of Britain. I honestly don't know if he doesn't get it or doesn't want to get it, but the people of Britain did not elect him. The people of Britain did not vote for a no-deal Brexit or his disastrous Wreck-it Brexit for that matter. The people of Britain did not vote to give the PM the writ for elections back as his own political football to do with when he pleases and when he's too afraid of what Parliament will say. Here we see the truth: Will Croft is not and will not be a Prime Minister for all of the British people. He is not even a Prime Minister for all of the 52%. He is a Prime Minister for the small minority of Tory party members that gave him the keys of Number 10. And if he had a shred of decency or real concern for trust in politics, he would do what's right for anyone who wants to make promises to the British people, and present a motion so that we'll see how they stack up at a general election.
the Rt Hon. Emily Greenwood MP

Deputy Leader of the Labour Party (2019-)

MP for Barrow & Furness (2010-)
Secretary of State for Education (2019-)
Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Commons (2019-)

Shadow SoS for Public Services (2019)

Traits: Media Darling, Campaigning Guru, Constituency Appeal, Finite Resources

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