Published: Sun, October 07, 2018
Money | By Armando Alvarado

Theresa May to tell conference

Theresa May to tell conference

They want to support a party that is decent, moderate and patriotic.

James Duddridge, MP for Rochford and Southend East, caused quite a stir this week when he submitted a letter saying Theresa May is "incapable" of delivering Brexit, and should be replaced as PM, just an hour before her speech at the Conservative Party Conference.

His remarks came one day ahead of the long-expected speech of the Prime Minister at the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham, Xinhua news agency reported.

Theresa May has now nailed not only her own colours, but also those of her whole party to the mast of HMS Chequers.

Johnson, who became the figurehead for the campaign to leave the European Union, has been one of her loudest critics, describing her plans to keep close ties with the bloc as "deranged" and little more than a bid to turn Britain into a vassal state.

Eurosceptic MPs led by former foreign minister Boris Johnson have held a string of packed fringe meetings to argue against May's proposal for Britain to follow European Union trade rules on goods after it leaves.

He has said numerous times every war ends with all sides sitting down to work out a solution, so why not begin with looking for a solution, makes sense to me. Once more May did not provide any additional details about how the ruling party is going to implement these principles in action. We need a strong leader, someone who believes in Brexit and someone to deliver what the electorate voted for.

The speech did not impress major pro-Brexit figures including Nigel Farage, who called it "politically correct beyond belief" and like "the relaunch of the [Social Democrats]".

"The EU is adamant that you can't have the free movement of goods without accepting EU workers - that would break the rules of the club", NPR's Frank Langfitt explains.

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But she did her best to appear carefree as she sashayed on to the stage to Abba hit Dancing Queen and joked about the coughing fit and collapsing stage backdrop which marred her calamitous conference speech in Manchester a year ago.

Yes, it took us a few goes before we could think about anything else. Whereas I have never been a huge fan of "attack your opponent to strengthen your position" technique, May did point out a fact about the Labour Party - it has not been the same since Corbyn had taken leadership in 2015.

Theresa May will round off the Tory conference with an attempt to raise party morale and convince activists that the Conservatives are about more than Brexit.

May acknowledged that Johnson's speech had made her "cross" but said she was sticking to her Brexit blueprint, which would keep Britain aligned to many European Union rules in return for remaining in the bloc's single market for goods.

Another part of May's quest to show we're all in this together, was to become relevant to the masses: there was a dirty joke about there being a "four letter word...ending in k" that the Conservatives want to do to businesses, and that's "back" them. Many Conservatives expect her to face a leadership challenge soon after Britain leaves the bloc - or even before.

May's announcement that the capital borrowing cap on local authorities will be lifted is anticipated by the Treasury to add an extra one billion onto the public debt, while another year's freeze on fuel duty adds an extra £800 million. Maybe her public and constant knocks are relatable. So, it is no surprise that we have had a range of different views expressed this week.

May's leader's speech confounded expectations in some respects with its confident delivery and refusal to engage, except lightly, in some of the key issues filling the news cycle.

"A decade after the financial crash, people need to know that the austerity it led to is over and that their hard work has paid off".

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