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British press headlines the day after PM Therese May's disastrous conference speech

British press headlines the day after PM Therese May's disastrous conference speech

May's already precarious position looked even worse after her speech was plagued by a prankster trying to deliver a redundancy notice as she spoke, lettering falling from the conference slogan behind her and a persistent cough that affected her voice.

'Next week I am going to be updating MPs on my Florence speech, which has given real momentum to the Brexit talks, and I will also be introducing a draft Bill to cap energy prices, which will stop ordinary working families from being ripped off'.

Damian Green said it was "nonsense" to suggest she should go over the speech. "She will carry on and she will make a success of this government".

The cost of housing in Britain has skyrocketed in recent years, especially in London, where the population has increased sharply but the housing stock has not. "It is an important speech for her".

After calling an election three years early in the hope of increasing her dominance in the House of Commons, Mrs May lost 13 MPs and forfeited her majority, forcing her into a deal with the Democratic Unionist Party.

The Conservatives' former co-chairman told the BBC: "Sometimes when things happen you just have to take responsibility for them and I think that's what should happen here".

"This is a Conservatism I believe in, a Conservatism of fairness and justice and opportunity for all, a Conservatism that keeps the British dream alive for a new generation", she said.

In her first reaction to the day's developments Theresa May said she has the "full support of her cabinet".

At the risk of not being wholly impartial (sorry Ofcom) I feel sorry for Theresa May.

He says around 30 Tory MPs, including five former ministers, are willing to publicly call for her to step aside.

But she woke up to newspaper headlines describing Wednesday's events in the Manchester Central hall as a "nightmare" and a "shambles".

Shapps said "a growing number" of MPs backed his cause. Simon Brodkin, the comedian who pulled up this stunt raised many questions about the security detail.

May is not a natural public speaker and isn't known for her improvisation skills - indeed, she earned the nickname "Maybot" for her sometimes wooden, robotic style. But from the words offered, she seemed to want to reassert her authority.

He was escorted out of the building by security after the prank and was booed by audience members.

May then landed a jibe.

If that was not enough, a never ending cough fit had interrupted the speech, a speech that she desperately needed to work in her favour. She sipped water. Her finance minister, Philip Hammond, passed her a lozenge.


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