We’ll deliver for Britain if we hold our nerve - Theresa May

Andrew Cummings
October 7, 2018

"As a government we are preparing for any eventuality but I think it would be sub-optimal", he said at a fringe event on Tuesday evening. Once more May did not provide any additional details about how the ruling party is going to implement these principles in action.

Just hours after the Prime Minister appealed to the party to unite behind her plan, former Brexit minister Steve Baker, who quit over Chequers, urged her to avoid a political "accident" and rethink her approach to negotiations with Brussels.

But did it succeed? After a disastrous showing in snap elections previous year, her ruling government depends on support from the Democratic Unionist Party in Northern Ireland.

The driving message of the speech was unity.

Ian Lavery, chair of the main opposition Labour Party, said: "While the country is crying out for real change, all Theresa May and her party offer are pinched ideas and tinkering around at the edges, relying on petty attacks to cover up their lack of vision".

At one point she was talking about the hard choices that had been made by the Tory governments and suffered by many people since the credit crunch.

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.

Since the bungled snap election of 2017, May does not enjoy great support within her party and her authority is indiscernible (cautious and infrequent reshuffles are one symptom of this).

May spoke highly of previous Labour leaders, saying, 'At least they had some basic qualities everybody could respect...they were proud of Britain...' unlike, she insisted, the current Labour Party leader.

And yet, in a party not short of ambitious members, she remains Prime Minister.

"Would Clement Attlee, Churchill's trusted deputy during the Second World War, have told British Jews they didn't know the meaning of antisemitism?"

The prime minister will also launch an attack on Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, claiming millions of non-Tory voters were anxious about "what he has done to Labour". "According to May, he dismissed the true causes of the Russian-ordered poisoning of Sergei Skripal on British soil, and his flagship policy of putting workers on boards of all big companies is a 'giant stealth tax on enterprise".

According to The Guardian, closing the gathering of party faithful, which has been marked by divisions over Brexit, the prime minister claimed today's Labour party had abandoned the principles of Gaitskell, Callaghan and Attlee, calling the recent antisemitism row a "national tragedy".

"We will challenge the Government's terms for Brexit if they don't meet our six tests", Mr Corbyn said in broadcast interviews.

With just six months before Britain is due to exit the European Union, she has so far weathered the Brexit storm, shrugging off a barnstorming speech by her ex-foreign minister Boris Johnson that did little to hide his leadership ambitions.

Addressing the final day of this year's Conservative conference in Birmingham, May said Britain was entering the "toughest phase" of divorce negotiations with the EU. May is reportedly working on a proposal that could see her seek an all-U.K. customs union with the EU and has received the tacit backing of Ireland for such a post-Brexit deal.

THERESA May has nicked Jeremy Corbyn's campaign slogan - rejigging it to tell her party she wants "everyone" in Britain.

Away from politics, the Confederation of British Industry director general Carolyn Fairbairn, said: "The Prime Minister's unambiguous call to back business is welcome. May also name-checked The Bodyguard, admitting she's been too busy with Brexit to watch it: '[Politics is] not always glamorous, I've seen the trailers for the bodyguard and let me tell you, it wasn't like that in my day".

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