Theresa May's conference speech: Back me or risk Brexit

New visa system for low-skilled workers who want to work in UK after Brexit

The currency has been hit hard by concerns over a growing conflict within her party over May's Brexit plan with the pound falling to its lowest since September 10 in the previous session.

THERESA MAY has distanced herself from foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt's comparison of the EU with the Soviet Union.

And she warned she was ready to take further action against utility firms which punish loyal customers with higher prices.

"So when we've secured a good Brexit deal for Britain, at the Spending Review next year we will set out our approach for the future". 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.

"If we all go off in different directions in pursuit of our own vision of the flawless Brexit, we risk ending up with no Brexit at all", she said, a rebuff to eurosceptic lawmakers who have published their alternatives plan for leaving the EU.

He said keeping Britain tied to European Union rules on trade in goods - with no further input into how they are drawn up - would leave voters who backed Brexit feeling betrayed.

She was cheered by a Brexity audience after she said "Britain isn't afraid to leave with no deal if we have to".

Mrs May acknowledged, however, that a no-deal Brexit would be a "bad outcome for the United Kingdom and the EU".

Her speech comes after Boris Johnson launched a fresh broadside against her Chequers plan for trade with the EU.

"We will never accept discrimination based on skills and nationality", he said.

Tánaiste Simon Coveney said Mrs May had given clear guarantees to protect all parts of the Good Friday Agreement around Brexit negotiations.

Her spokesman declined to comment on Duddridge's move.

"Brexit fans have their backs to the wall", said Franziska Brantner, European affairs spokeswoman for Germany's Greens party.

Above all this was the sign of a PM rolling a pitch for further compromise in upcoming home straight Brexit negotiations.

In a nod to voters who are exhausted of stagnating wages and spending cuts, May said that from next year the government would end the austerity policies introduced after the 2008 global financial crisis and put more money into public services.

It was a more detailed offer than that of Boris Johnson.

Pro-Brexit party activist Paul Whitehouse told Reuters: "She did enough to rally the grassroots and that will be momentum enough for cracks to be paved over to a certain extent".

Sterling fell briefly towards a three-week low today as UK Prime Minister Theresa May defended her plans for Brexit. No sooner had he taken his seat in the hall for Mrs May's speech, he was already being tipped (half-jokingly) for leader on social media.

Undoubtedly it was short on policy. The address began after one backbencher, James Duddridge, submitted a letter of no confidence.

She made a grab for traditionally Labour territory by saying that the NHS "embodies our principles as Conservatives" and boasting of the presence in the Tory front ranks of immigrant's son Sajid Javid, former Barnardo's girl Esther McVey and lesbian mother-to-be Ruth Davidson.

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