Tensions Arising on How UK Should Exit EU

Theresa May 'shed a little tear' when her husband revealed exit poll result

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Senior Conservatives rounded on Boris Johnson as Theresa May struggled to assert her authority at the start of her demoralised party's annual conference.

He refused to answer the question, telling the Observer: "I think we're out of time".

Michael Gove and the International Trade Secretary Liam Fox were also present to endorse the new institute, which Mr. Fox said showed the moral imperative to lower trade barriers."We may think the benefits of free trade are self-evident but we need to sell benefits to the public", said Mr. Fox.

In his latest intervention, Johnson has laid out what are four red-lines for Brexit.

In her speech in the Italian city of Florence on September 22, May outlined a transition period of around two years of trading on the same terms, but no payments for single market access.

Mrs May told BBC 1's Andrew Marr Show: "Boris is absolutely behind the Florence speech and the line that we have taken".

She told the Sunday Telegraph: "I will fight the next election".

But former party chairman Grant Shapps said there was no way Mrs May could take the party into electoral battle again.

And Mr Johnson is at the centre of a documentary on Channel 4 this evening, in which his friends say he doubts Ms May can cling on to power.

Mrs May is likely to come under pressure at next week's Conservative conference in Manchester after throwing away a 12-seat majority and becoming dependent on Northern Ireland's DUP.

"I understand the concerns raised, particularly by young people, during what was a disappointing election for my party".

BRITISH PRIME MINISTER THERESA MAY, on how Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and the rest of her Cabinet are agreed on her Brexit policy. "He is a big figure".

The popular leader of the Scottish Conservatives, Ruth Davidson, later called for an end to the "Tory psychodrama", saying it was time to "unite behind our leader".

Some of Johnson's cabinet colleagues recently accused him of "backseat driving" on Brexit after setting out his vision for the U.K.'s future outside the European Union in a 4,300-word newspaper article just days before a key speech by the prime minister.

May added: Yes, we have to get the best Brexit deal - but we must also take action here at home to make this a fairer place to live for ordinary working people.

When Sky News asked if he would support Mrs May in 2022, he replied: "Yes, if that's what she wants to do she should, and she'd have my backing".

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