May declares an 'end to austerity' amid fierce attack on Corbyn

Birmingham England. The Conservative Party Conference 2018 is taking place at Birmingham's International Convention Centre from September 30 to October 3

Birmingham England. The Conservative Party Conference 2018 is taking place at Birmingham's International Convention Centre from September 30 to October 3

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".

Eurosceptic MPs led by former foreign minister Boris Johnson have held a string of packed fringe meetings to argue against May's proposal for Britain to follow European Union trade rules on goods after it leaves.

May urged her fractious Conservative Party to unite behind "decent, moderate and patriotic" policies, a day after her rival Boris Johnson trashed her Brexit plan and challenged her authority with a crowd-pleasing speech of his own.

Johnson, who became the figurehead for the campaign to leave the European Union, has been one of her loudest critics, describing her plans to keep close ties with the bloc as "deranged" and little more than a bid to turn Britain into a vassal state.

"But according to the Daily Telegraph, Mrs May is under pressure to set a timetable for his departure", some members of his cabinet in the hope that she resigns as soon as the Brexit consumed.

"If we all go off in different directions in pursuit of our own vision of the ideal Brexit, we risk ending up with no Brexit at all", she said, a rebuff to eurosceptic MPs who have published their alternatives plan for leaving the EU. She emphasised it initially in the context of World War I commemoration, remarking that the lesson we ought to learn from that generation is "if we come together there is not limit to what we can achieve - our future is in our hands".

"We are entering the most hard phase of the negotiations", underlined the leader of the uk.

"What we are proposing is very challenging for the EU", May told the Tories assembled in Birmingham, U.K.

'And our message to them must be this - we get it.

In her speech, Mrs May stuck to her plan, but did not call it by its moniker - Chequers - named after the prime ministerial country residence where she hashed out the proposals in July.

May's public battle with Johnson comes only two weeks before she must return to Brussels in a bid to break the Brexit deadlock and reach a deal.

Probably her best conference speech since becoming PM, it was all the more effective because if sounded like she had finally found her own voice.

A party that conserves the best of our inheritance but is not afraid of change.

One however has submitted a letter of no confidence in his leader.

May has had a tough year since a disastrous 2017 conference speech, when she was plagued by a cough and interrupted by a prankster while parts of the backdrop fell down as she was speaking. "Firmness of objective, clarity and conviction - European Union friends do not underestimate!"

Theresa May namechecked the NHS more than Brexit in her conference speech, and did not utter the word Chequers once.

The Prime Minister returned the favour by namechecking her opponent seven times. If we all go off in our different directions...we risk ending up with no Brexit at all.' But was it enough to bind all the flailing, angry limbs of our political ecosystem?

The Prime Minister will have to convince her DUP allies it does not put a border down the Irish Sea and Brexiteers it will not be a permanent solution that stops Britain signing trade deals.

Here we look at who came off best from this week's shindig, who came off worst.

Johnson said if the right deal with Brussels was agreed it could be win-win for both sides of the Channel.

Mrs May yesterday insisted her Chequers proposal, which she did not actually refer to by name, would maintain a "seamless border" in Northern Ireland, which she described as a 'bedrock of peace and stability'.

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