Theresa May: UK Conservatives rally behind embattled PM after speech fiasco

Theresa May: UK Conservatives rally behind embattled PM after speech fiasco

Theresa May: UK Conservatives rally behind embattled PM after speech fiasco

The Conservatives' former co-chairman told the BBC: "Sometimes when things happen you just have to take responsibility for them and I think that's what should happen here".

'Next week I am going to be updating MPs on my Florence speech, which has given real momentum to the Brexit talks, and I will also be introducing a draft Bill to cap energy prices, which will stop ordinary working families from being ripped off'.

She began by apologising for sparking the costly June election which cost her party its majority in parliament, almost handing over power to Labor under Jeremy Corbyn.

The number of rebels falls short of the 48 lawmakers needed to trigger a formal leadership challenge under party rules, but the plot further rattles May's shaky grip on power.

But the former party chairman, Grant Shapps, said May should call a leadership contest.

British PM Theresa May was set to deliver a speech on Wednesday to restore her leadership in the already faltering Conservative Party.

"I know that she is as determined as ever to get on with her job - she sees it as her duty to do so".

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Additionally, Russia's state atomic corporation Rosatom and the Saudi Energy Ministry signed a nuclear energy cooperation accord. Pointing to output from US shale basins, the minister said any acceleration should more or less keep pace with demand.

Mr Shapps, who has claimed to have the backing of around 30 MPs - with some Cabinet members also privately offering support - said the demands for an election were growing. "[Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson] told me to hand her a P45", the prankster said afterward.

Ahead of Gove's appearance on the programme, Shapps predicted Gove would "very eloquently tell you why it's all fine and we should push on and it will all be OK and I'm simply saying the history says you can't just carry on".

May was addressing her party for the first time today since the embarrassing loss in the snap election of June but her speech got weakened by her feeble health and by a protestor who breached security and handed her a P45 notice, saying foreign minister Boris Johnson had asked him to do so.

But she is under growing pressure over negotiations in Brussels, while the increasing popularity of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn poses a threat. "MPs' confidence in Theresa May is at a low point", said Jasper Lawler, head of research at London Capital Group, an online trading platform.

Rising star James Cleverly, who has admitted he would like to be prime minister one day, backed Mrs May.

A spokesperson for the Conservative Party, or Tories, announced plans to work with police to review their vetting policies for future applicants.

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May addresses the Conservative Party conference in Manchester, October 4, 2017. "It would be better if she were to start the process, with a new leader before Christmas".

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