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Boris Johnson turns up heat on PM at Conservative meeting

Boris Johnson turns up heat on PM at Conservative meeting

"A decade after the financial crash, people need to know that the austerity it led to is over", she said.

British Prime Minister Theresa May battled to unite her Conservative Party on Wednesday (Thursday NZ Time), telling critics to abandon their dreams of a "perfect" Brexit and "come together" as divorce negotiations with the European Union enter their tough final phase.

The pound dropped 0.4% on the day to as low as $1.2963, close to yesterday's three-week low of $1.2941, before recovering to $1.2990 later.

"There comes a point that blind loyalty is not the right way forward", he said, adding that the Tory party needs "a strong leader, someone who believes in Brexit and someone to deliver what the electorate voted for".

Earlier, a survey showed Britain's services sector kept up its steady growth in September but uncertainty about the economy remained high six months ahead of Brexit.

She reiterated that the voters have spoken and there would be no second referendum.

"Don't let anyone tell you we don't have what it takes: we have everything we need to succeed".

Duddridge's letter is the latest sign of rebellion against May, who has faced constant attacks from hard-Brexiteer MPs - including Johnson and Jacob Rees-Mogg - over her plans for leaving the EU.

A day before May was due to rally Tory troops with a keynote speech at the governing party's annual conference, the popular but divisive Johnson stole the prime minister's thunder with an address laying out his own vision of Brexit and domestic politics. This was despite the Tory leader's team meticulously putting together a media plan to keep off the front pages.

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The leader of the DUP made her presence well known in Birmingham this week.

These are meant to avoid such checks on the border between Northern Ireland and Ireland itself - something all sides want to avoid.

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

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

She will borrow the Labour leader's "For the many, not the few" slogan as she declares that Conservatives are "a party not for the few, not even for the many, but for everyone who is willing to work hard and do their best".

Speculation is growing that London may accept some checks on goods passing between British-ruled Northern Ireland and the rest of Britain. "I voted Brexit because I had faith in my country and wanted sovereignty, and he answered that question". "I really did. I'm not convinced she's going to be strong enough to walk away [from European Union negotiations], and we'd be happier to walk away than anything else that the European Union are promising us right now".

Mr Johnson suggested the authors of Chequers - which he initially supported before resigning in protest days later - should face prosecution for giving other nations power over Britain.

"If you are pregnant with your first child and engaged to your girlfriend, you could be the next First Minister of Scotland", the Prime Minister said.