Theresa May mocks Boris Johnson in Tory conference speech

Marcus Newton
October 7, 2018

"We must on no account follow (Labour leader Jeremy) Corbyn, and start to treat capitalism as a kind of boo word", he said. The awful dancing and acknowledging the challenges she faced past year showed May unusually at ease.

And she announced the setting up of a new cancer detection network where Global Positioning System will send all patients with possible cancer symptoms to rapid diagnostic centres.

"If we all go off in different directions in pursuit of our own vision of the flawless Brexit, we risk ending up with no Brexit at all", she said, a rebuff to eurosceptic lawmakers who have published their alternatives plan for leaving the EU.

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.

A country of austerity, zero hours contracts, huge student debt, ridiculous rent and house prices, awful public transport, environmental damage, and social destruction, not forgetting adding a £1trillion to the National Debt, and Bob says we should be anxious about Labour.

Theresa May has warned her Cabinet ministers that Emmanuel Macron is a major s tumbling block to a Brexit deal as he thinks it can be stopped.

Less than an hour before taking the stage in Birmingham, Mrs May was hit by a call for her removal from former minister James Duddridge, who said she was "incapable" of providing the leadership Tories need.

Divisions over May's Brexit plans, known as the "Chequers plan" (which have also been rejected by the European Union as unworkable and undermining of the EU's principles) have led to increasing speculation that May could face a leadership challenge and even another general election.

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May appeared intent on stealing Johnson's spotlight, scheduling a flurry of morning interviews at which she unveiled a new immigration policy a day ahead of schedule.

Then the thing we saw immediately afterwards was that tweet about the Strepsils and the speech and we laughed along with her and she showed that humorous side of her. She emphasised it initially in the context of World War I commemoration, remarking that the lesson we ought to learn from that generation is "if we come together there is not limit to what we can achieve - our future is in our hands". After a disastrous showing in snap elections previous year, her ruling government depends on support from the Democratic Unionist Party in Northern Ireland. A party of patriotism but not nationalism. "It is in the national interest", she told the conference Wednesday. So, it is no surprise that we have had a range of different views expressed this week. MPs asked the British people to take this decision.

Johnson was a leading campaigner for Brexit in the referendum.

Its chairman Lord Porter said: "Our national housing shortage is one of the most pressing issues we face and it is clear that only an increase of all types of housing, including those for affordable or social rent, will solve the housing crisis". "It doesn't make sense to stop councils from playing their part in solving it, so today I can announce that we are scrapping that cap".

She also stole the Chancellor's thunder, by pre-announcing the freezing of fuel duty rises in the autumn budget.

"It has a single syllable".

"Back business. Back them to create jobs and build prosperity". It ends in the letter k. Austerity began life based on the big lie that the financial crash was a public debt problem - it may be naive to believe the same people when they declare it to be over.

But also, if you look at the polls, actually, people are more entrenched in some ways than they were back in 2016.

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