Theresa May danced on to the stage before trying to unite Tories behind her under-fire Brexit Chequers plans.
After a disastrous party conference speech and a challenge to her leadership, the bookies have slashed the odds of Theresa May still being Prime Minister by the end of the year
MPs said that the Prime Minister's aides should not have allowed her diary to get so packed when she was already suffering with a “conference cold”.
To say Theresa May‘s keynote speech at the Conservative Party Conference didn’t go as planned would be an understatement. As she tried to reassert her authority, the PM was first interrupted by a protester brandishing a P45 and then endured multiple coughing fits that were excruciating to watch. A picture showing Mrs May swallowing a lozenge also shows her wearing a bracelet adorned with paintings by Frida Kahlo – the Mexican painter and a noted Communist celebrated by many feminists.
It was meant to be the moment Theresa May re-established her authority as Prime Minister. Instead, the keynote speech at the Tory party conference that aimed to put to bed talk of Cabinet splits and leadership challenges was hijacked by a protester handing her a P45 – and the PM’s own voice. The speech descended into chaos when Simon Brodkin – who goes by the alter ego Lee Nelson – handed May a note, telling her Boris Johnson had asked him to perform the stunt.
The Prime Minister has not had the best year after losing her majority at the election and being labelled ‘Maybot’ for her wooden performances during the campaign.