May triumphs at party conference, but crucial Brexit showdown looms on horizon

UK's May aims to gain Conservative control after storm Boris

End discord or put Brexit at risk, May tells Tories

Former British foreign minister Boris Johnson set out his stall to the Conservative Party faithful on Tuesday (2 October), stopping just short of an outright leadership bid to replace Prime Minister Theresa May but tearing into her Brexit blueprin, write Elizabeth Piper, Kylie MacLellan and William James. European Union leaders will lay the ground on March 23 for the next phase of Brexit talks after British Prime Minister Theresa May urged them to seize a "new dynamic" in the negotiations.

She said: "It's for them that we cut income tax".

May will say that Britain's post-Brexit future is "full of promise" and that the country "has everything we need to succeed" when she addresses party delegates on the last day of the Conservative Party's annual conference in Birmingham on Wednesday.

And the other challenge that she faces here is that she may have trouble getting a deal like this through Parliament given that there are a lot of people in her own party who are against it.

However, rather than accept responsibility for the Home Office blunder which saw thousands of the Windrush Generation, who helped rebuild Postwar Britain facing deportation, May referenced the disaster to rouse support for Shaun Bailey, the Conservative pick for the 2020 London mayoral elections: 'If your parents come to the United Kingdom as part of the Windrush Generation, you could become the next London mayor.' The camera quickly tried to find Bailey, who was sitting a few rows back from the party's big names and cabinet members.

Cable said that May said the Conservatives must be a party for the whole country, adding "yet she has overseen widening divisions in our society". In an upbeat message to activists and voters, she declared: "If we come together, there is no limit to what we can achieve".

Boris Johnson delivering his speech at the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham. But pro-exit members of May's Conservative government oppose any softening of the U.K.'s stance.

European Union leaders have also rejected her proposal for Britain to remain closely economically aligned with the bloc, and gave her until a summit on October 18 to rework it. We are entering the toughest part of the negotiations... But also, if you look at the polls, actually, people are more entrenched in some ways than they were back in 2016.

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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.

Because you made sacrifices, there are better days ahead.

"We need a strong leader and we haven't got that at the moment", Duddridge told the BBC. "Fuel duty, May promised, will be frozen in next month's budget, because 'For millions of people their vehicle is not a luxury, it's a necessity".

INSKEEP: It is really interesting that Conservative Party leaders, including the likes of May, have said all along they're not total fans of this Brexit thing but they want to respect the will of the people.

What was most notable today was May finally admitting that the personal is the political.

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

With no agreement with the bloc over the divorce or a future relationship, the last day of the conference marks the beginning of what some officials predict will be a frenzied couple of weeks of diplomacy between London and Brussels as the two sides try to secure a deal to end more than 40 years of partnership.

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