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Boris Johnson turns up heat on May at Conservative meeting

Boris Johnson turns up heat on May at Conservative meeting

Former British foreign minister Boris Johnson set out his stall to the Conservative Party faithful on Tuesday (2 October), stopping just short of an outright leadership bid to replace Prime Minister Theresa May but tearing into her Brexit blueprin, write Elizabeth Piper, Kylie MacLellan and William James.

"I have not met a single MP who thinks she will lead us into another election after the last disastrous snap election".

"It's important to support the only politician I can see who is actively campaigning to give people the Leave that they voted for", said Colette Wyatt-Lowe, 71, a councillor from the outskirts of London, while queueing to hear Johnson speak. "Her strategy is to make pleasing noises yet say very little of substance, keeping the country in a holding position until her final betrayal is unveiled at the eleventh hour".

Johnson, the figurehead for the campaign to leave the European Union and the bookmakers' favourite to replace May, has become the loudest critic, warning Conservatives that if they supported Chequers they could be signing up to the party's electoral death.

She also tried to expand her domestic agenda, attacking the main opposition Labour Party by saying its policies, including the renationalisation of mail, rail and utilities, would mean increased taxes and drive away business.

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But the European Union is demanding new proposals from Britain before it signs a deal - and many Conservatives are in no mood to compromise.

The leader of the DUP made her presence well known in Birmingham this week.

Conservative lawmaker Phillip Lee, who resigned from the justice ministry in June over the government's handling of Brexit, told a packed pro-EU event on the sidelines of the party's annual conference that the ministers had told him so in private conversations.

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.

"We need a strong leader and we haven't got that at the moment", Duddridge told the BBC.

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These are all important ways in which we're dealing day to day with the issues that make a real difference to people's lives.

Mrs May said: "There is a government cap on how much they can borrow against their Housing Revenue Account assets to fund new developments".

"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", May said. That "If we stick together and hold our nerve I know we can get a deal that delivers for Britain"? "When we've secured a good Brexit deal for Britain, at the Spending Review next year we will set out our approach for the future".

What was most notable today was May finally admitting that the personal is the political.

British Prime Minister Theresa May has poked fun at her limited dance moves as she arrived onstage at the Conservative Party conference with ABBA's "Dancing Queen" blasting over the speakers. She did a good job name checking key figures including Sajid Javid and Ruth Davidson - which was also created to combat the image of the party as culturally and socially narrow.

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Well aware of her limited dancing skills, she made everyone laugh at her own expense as she was seen swaying along the tunes of ABBA's Dancing Queen .

In response to claims that May's leadership lacks optimism and passion, the PM is expected to tell delegates in Birmingham: "I passionately believe that our best days lie ahead of us and that our future is full of promise".


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