What time is Theresa May's speech at the Conservative Party Conference?

What time is Theresa May's speech at the Conservative Party Conference?

What time is Theresa May's speech at the Conservative Party Conference?

BIRMINGHAM, England-British Prime Minister Theresa May's arch rival Boris Johnson laid out a challenge to her leadership, touting his credentials to become the U.K.'s next leader amid a deep rift within the Conservative Party over the government's approach to Brexit.

Mrs May was speaking to the BBC following Mr Johnson's attack on her Brexit strategy during a speech at the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham.

The former foreign secretary accused the Prime Minister of trying to "cheat the electorate" as he said that her plan will lead to the rise of the far Right and far Left.

She will use her speech to try to strike an optimistic note, and is expected to say: "I passionately believe that our best days lie ahead of us and that our future is full of promise".

"We must show everyone in this country that we are that party".

Mr Johnson said that Mrs May's blueprint - which ties Britain to a common rulebook with the European Union for trade in goods - would be "politically humiliating for a £2 trillion economy" and would prevent the United Kingdom from making its own laws and subject it to the directives of Brussels.

With just six months before Britain leaves the EU, May's precarious position at the helm of her party has been further shaken by criticism of her Chequers plan - named after her country residence - at home and in Brussels.

Mr Mundell added: "I don't think this is a time to be talking about leadership challenges, it is a time to be supporting our prime minister as she takes forward this incredibly hard task of getting a deal with the EU".

The reports quoted party sources as saying they feared having Mr Johnson in Downing Street would damage the party's recent revival in Scotland.

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


In her crucial conference speech, the PM will make a direct appeal to mainstream Labour voters disillusioned by Jeremy Corbyn's left-wing agenda to switch to the "decent, moderate, patriotic" Tories.

Asked by LBC's Theo Usherwood whether she will queue to watch the Prime Minister speak tomorrow, she said: "I've queued for three hours to see every single Prime Minister since I've been at conference, and it's the first time I've had a doubt as to whether I'll bother".

'My fellow Conservatives, this is not democracy.

Mr. Johnson is a major figure in the party and esteemed by many Tories as a guiding light on Brexit.

"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.

Ian Livermore, 65, from south Gloucestershire said the speech was "superb" and showed why Johnson should be leader.

"I think he really set the right tone, I was anxious he would be divisive and speak against the Prime Minister.

That plan is Boris", Conservative lawmaker James Duddridge tweeted.

"We can have a transformational leader".

And he contrasted the "real excitement" at Mr Johnson's fringe speech with the "empty" main conference hall.

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