Prankster hands Theresa May P45 during conference speech

Prankster hands Theresa May P45 during conference speech

Prankster hands Theresa May P45 during conference speech

He says that party members are well within their rights to call for the Prime Minister to quit.

It was supposed to be one of the most important speeches of British Prime Minister Theresa May's political career, one that would quell speculation over her leadership position and unite the Conservative Party behind her. She said the government wants Brexit negotiations to succeed, but is also preparing for a scenario in which they could fail.

And former minister Rob Halfon, sacked by May, said the plot brought the Labour opposition leader closer to taking over the prime minister's Downing Street office.

She admitted the campaign was "too scripted, too presidential" and said she took responsibility for its shortcomings.

"A lot of the people who were there in the hall and watching it on TV will have admired, frankly, the guts and the grace the PM showed", he told BBC Radio 4's Today programme.

She tweeted: "The plot is by remain MPs to topple the PM, destroy Boris and put a remain leader in place to delay and possibly destroy #Brexit".

But the fiasco of her disastrous speech at this week's party conference has placed a great threat to her continued leadership.

British comedian Simon Brodkin, who uses the stage name Lee Nelson, handed May a P45 letter - a document given to employees when they leave their job - as she gave her speech to Conservative supporters.

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Backbencher Mark Pritchard suggested a "small number" of colleagues were raising questions over her leadership in text message exchanges and warned them "there is no vacancy at Number 10".

Theresa May suffered a damaging fresh blow to her authority after her keynote address to the Conservative Party conference descended into chaos and farce.

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".

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

"What the country needs is calm leadership and that's what I'm providing with the full support of my cabinet", May told reporters in her constituency in Maidenhead, west of London.

Writing in the Daily Telegraph, British Home Secretary Amber Rudd pleaded with May not to resign as prime minister, saying Britain has reached a turning point as a nation.

Much of the anger among newer Tory MPs is understood to be directed towards Boris Johnson, who is perceived to have been overtly disloyal to Mrs May by setting out his Brexit red lines on the eve of the conference.

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