UK's May aims to gain Conservative control after storm Boris

Gladys Abbott
October 7, 2018

Prime Minister Theresa May appealed Wednesday to her divided party to unite behind her as she heads into the "toughest phase" of Brexit negotiations, as European Union leaders pressure Britain to change tack.

"So why we can think that Ireland is going to be such a disaster, I don't know". British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday ruled out the possibility of a second Brexit referendum, saying the second referendum would be a "politicians' vote". "This is not the time for the party or the country to be divided", said Faye Purbrick, 41, from Somerset, western England.

Boris Johnson addressed a 1,500-strong crowd at the annual Conservative party conference in Birmingham on Tuesday, where he delivered a speech which widely criticised Theresa May's Chequers Brexit proposal.

Millions of people who have never supported our party in the past are appalled by what Jeremy Corbyn has done to Labour, she will say.

However, rather than accept responsibility for the Home Office blunder which saw thousands of the Windrush Generation, who helped rebuild Postwar Britain facing deportation, May referenced the disaster to rouse support for Shaun Bailey, the Conservative pick for the 2020 London mayoral elections: 'If your parents come to the United Kingdom as part of the Windrush Generation, you could become the next London mayor.' The camera quickly tried to find Bailey, who was sitting a few rows back from the party's big names and cabinet members. "Those of us who do respect the result, whichever side of the question we stood on two years ago, need to come together now".

May also joked about her disastrous speech to the conference past year, in which she couldn't stop coughing and a sign fell behind her. European Council President Donald Tusk said her proposals, which would maintain a free market with the EU while largely closing the door to EU workers, just "will not work". Instead choosing to focus on the Conservative domestic record in government, the speech was light on policy and announcements, announcing only a freeze in fuel duty, extra money for cancer treatment and extra borrowing for housebuilding. 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.

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Mrs May said: "There is a government cap on how much they can borrow against their Housing Revenue Account assets to fund new developments. She is putting her country before herself, which not many people would do". Last month, Johnson and his wife Marina Wheeler announced they were divorcing after 25 years of marriage - a move some saw as an attempt to neutralize potential stories about his private life before a leadership campaign.

"We need to empower our communities to take the lead in confronting the behaviours that would damage our society", he said.

He also said that if the country bottled Brexit now, the people will find it hard to forgive. That "If we stick together and hold our nerve I know we can get a deal that delivers for Britain"?

MPs in the House of Commons must approve any final Brexit deal, and a rejection could cause chaos.

And to all businesses - large and small - you may have heard that there is a four-letter word to describe what we Conservatives want to do to you. He will set out the overall direction of public spending in this autumn's finance statement, with a review to distribute the funds to departments to follow next year.

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