Published: Wed, October 03, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

Boris Johnson calls on Tories to trust their conservative instincts

Boris Johnson calls on Tories to trust their conservative instincts

Following a disastrous conference speech past year, Theresa May will feel even more pressure than usual when she takes to the stage later today to address her party's annual gathering.

The clapping was more hesitant when, somewhat surprisingly, Johnson called on the audience to support the beleaguered prime minister, albeit conditionally. "I urge our friends in government to deliver what the people voted for, to back Theresa May in the best way possible, by softly, quietly, and sensibly backing her original plan".

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. "We have that from Theresa May, I think there are others who would struggle to provide that type of leadership", Gauke said.

The reaction to Boris arriving was a far cry from Prime Minister Theresa May's entrance when she turned up for Home Secretary Sajid Javid's immigration speech, which was significantly more subdued. He argues that while she might not lead her party into the next general election, she still has the authority to define the parameters of what follows her and the future of the UK's relationship with the EU.

Even former Brexit minister David Davis, a fellow eurosceptic who describes Johnson as a "great mate", said many of his ideas "are good headlines but not necessarily good policies".

In a speech entitled "Our Future Is In Our Hands", she will tell delegates that countries across the world stand ready to trade with the UK.

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Philip Hammond's prediction that Mr Johnson would never be prime minister, he said, could be "the only Treasury forecast in some time to have a distinct ring of truth".

Mr Johnson said that Mrs May's Chequers blueprint - which ties Britain to a common rulebook with the EU for trade in goods - would be "politically humiliating for a £2 trillion economy" and would subject the United Kingdom to European directives and rules.

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

She will be stressing the positive sides of Brexit - saying it offers a moment of opportunity.

Speculation is growing that London may accept some checks on goods passing between Northern Ireland and the rest of Britain, to avoid them on the border with European Union member Ireland. And she's rejected a Canada-style deal because it would create a hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland, a violation of the 1998 Good Friday Accord that ended decades of sectarian violence. So that for the first time in decades, this country will control and choose who we want to come here. You know we are all, he and I, all members here are members of the Conservative and Unionist Party.

"We will never do anything that would undermine the principles of our union - never!"

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