Wednesday, 17 October, 2018

End divisions or put Brexit at risk, Theresa May tells party

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Laurie Berry | 07 October, 2018, 06:04

May is ending the party's annual conference Wednesday with a call for the party to show that it "delivers on the issues (voters) care about and is comfortable with modern Britain in all its diversity".

Dancing onto the stage in the city of Birmingham to ABBA's "Dancing Queen" and a standing ovation, Mrs May poked fun at herself after her dance moves were mocked on a trip to Africa and after last year's conference when her speech was disrupted by a coughing fit, a stage intruder and a collapsing background set.

Only a day earlier at the exact same spot Boris Johnson had once more highly criticised her Chequer's plan, and moments before she was ready to address the conference's attendees and the whole nation, her fellow MP James Duddridge submitted a letter, demanding a vote of no confidence in her name.

"Mrs May was treated by the European Union in a most appalling way to humiliate her and Britain".

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.

"But it's going to be more of the same, let's get behind Chequers". As she put it: "We need to come together now".

Tusk's office has invited May to address the other 27 European Union leaders on October 17, the eve of the summit that he has previously described as the "moment of truth" for Brexit negotiations.

Here we look at who came off best from this week's shindig, who came off worst. That's across the Conservative party, across the benches in Parliament and across the country as we all hurtle towards May's dream of Brexit.

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 a year ago.

"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.

Young Los Angeles Dodgers fan celebrates birthday by catching Manny Machado homer
The 31-year-old Ryu missed 3 ½ months of the season with a groin strain and returned August 15 to post a 1.88 ERA in 52 ⅔ innings. When the left-hander gets five days of rest or more this season, he has a 2.48 ERA and 9.2 strikeouts per inning.

She added: "What has befallen Labour is a national tragedy".

On the first day of the party conference on Monday, Scottish Conservative party leader Ruth Davidson urged her fellow party members to rally behind the prime minister, telling the crowds that May had a "practical, pragmatic and utterly Conservative approach" to Brexit.

May warns she will never accept a deal which infringes on British sovereignty and is calling for a transitional form of common market for goods between the European Union and all of the United Kingdom. Many Conservatives expect her to face a leadership challenge soon after Britain leaves the bloc - or even before.

In a speech light on new policy, she confirmed the fuel duty freeze will continue for a ninth year, unveiled a cancer strategy to speed up detection rates in England, and end the cap on how much councils south of the border can borrow to build new homes.

And in another call for unity, she attacked the main opposition Labour Party, saying their policies, including the renationalisation of mail, rail and utilities, would mean increased taxes and drive away business.

"It is no surprise that we have had a range of different views expressed this week", she said.

Perhaps it is exactly what the Tories and their supporters needed to hear amidst the chaotic several months they have been experiencing - polarisation in opinions on Brexit, Britain's position in the global economy, issues of housing and energy.

"A Brexit that might make Britain stronger 50 years from now is no good to you if it makes your life harder today", she noted.

"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.

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