Johnson assaults May's Brexit plan at fractious party meeting


Johnson assaults May's Brexit plan at fractious party meeting

Prime Minister Theresa May used her keynote speech at Conservative Party Conference to announce an extra £394 million per week for a new cancer strategy, a freeze on fuel duty, and attacked Labour calling the antisemitism row that has smothered the party "a national tragedy".

His remarks came one day ahead of the long-expected speech of the Prime Minister May at the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham.

She said that "leaving without a deal - introducing tariffs and costly checks at the border - would be a bad outcome for the United Kingdom and the EU" - though she refused to rule it out.

The EU has urged the british government "get back to work" to unblock swiftly churning of the Brexit, hoping that Theresa May now has the authority necessary internally to complete an agreement with the 27.

She took to the airwaves again after Johnson's appearance, telling Sky News dismissively that he "always puts on a good show" while she focuses on things that mattered to people's "day-to-day lives". "Those of us who do respect the result, whichever side of the question we stood on two years ago, need to come together now".

James Duddridge, the MP for Rochford and Southend, made headlines on Wednesday morning by announcing that he had written a letter to Sir Graham Brady, the chair of the powerful backbench 1922 committee, demanding a vote of no confidence in the prime minister. It is in the national interest.

Referring to those comments Thursday, O'Neill told CNBC that the "slightly unfortunate words" were "unbecoming of a chair of Chatham House", but said politicians like Hunt and Johnson were just trying to appeal to pro-Brexit members of the Conservative Party.

But she did her best to appear relaxed 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 past year.

I think it's an opportunity for her to say that there is an opportunity beyond Brexit because I think Brexit is not going to be settled in her own mind and in the cabinet's mind until the next round of discussions with the European Union.

Asked if that meant Labour was no longer committed to enacting Brexit, Mr Corbyn added: "Our party is determined to protect people's jobs and living standards and ensure that trade relationship with the EU". "We can not make the case of capitalism if ordinary working people have no chance of owning capital", she said. She argued that her plan would preserve the frictionless trade that many businesses depend on, while ensuring "no change whatsoever" to Northern Ireland's border with Ireland.

But then there's her u-turn to lifting the cap on local government borrowing.

A party not for the few, not even for the many, but for everyone who is willing to work hard and do their best.

She appealed for unity in her party, warning her critics that if they split over their "own visions of the ideal Brexit", they might not get it at all.

Pressure on some public services has been growing since before the 2015 spending review, which has led to cash injections "when a moment of political or operational crisis was reached", she told CSW. Delivers on the issues they care about.

Her speech was aimed at providing an upbeat vision for Britain post-Brexit - and after eight years of austerity.

"If we get it wrong – if we bottle Brexit now – believe me, the people of this country will find it hard to forgive", said Johnson, seen a lead contender vying to replace Theresa May as PM.

"We should try to get as much of a final deal as we can get by 29 March, but it's self-evident that if it's a bilateral treaty, it can be revised later on", he told Bloomberg.



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