Theresa May, the Brexit dancing

Jacob Rees Mogg attends a fringe event to discuss Brexit during the Conservative Party annual conference in Birmingham

Image Jacob Rees Mogg attended a Brexit fringe event

"So why we can think that Ireland is going to be such a disaster, I don't know".

The former foreign secretary, with his colourful turn of phrase and humorous flourishes, can certainly hold an audience as he showed earlier this week but as a party leader he would be disastrous.

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May dances to the stage to give a speech during the Conservative Party annual conference 2018 in Birmingham, Britain on October 3, 2018.

Millions of people who have never supported our party in the past are appalled by what Jeremy Corbyn has done to Labour, she will say.

Johnson, the figurehead for the campaign to leave the European Union and the bookmakers' favourite to replace May, has become the loudest critic, warning Conservatives that if they supported Chequers they could be signing up to the party's electoral death.

A country of austerity, zero hours contracts, huge student debt, ridiculous rent and house prices, terrible public transport, environmental damage, and social destruction, not forgetting adding a £1trillion to the National Debt, and Bob says we should be anxious about Labour. As she put it: "We need to come together now".

James Forsyth, political editor of the Spectator magazine and a columnist at the Sun newspaper said: "May delivers one of her best speeches, and will send activists home in better heart than they expected this morning".

"Britain, under my Conservative Government, is open for business".

"The fact that she didn't mention the word Chequers at all is an acknowledgement of the massive feeling against it", he said.

"A party not for the few, not even for the many, but for everyone who is willing to work hard and do their best". We are entering the toughest part of the negotiations...

The big announcements - on cancer funding, scrapping the cap on council borrowing for housebuilding and ending austerity - will prompt critics to wonder why it took so long to confirm them. May also name-checked The Bodyguard, admitting she's been too busy with Brexit to watch it: "'[Politics is] not always glamorous, I've seen the trailers for the bodyguard and let me tell you, it wasn't like that in my day".

Namechecking Margaret Thatcher, the prime minister from 1979 to 1990 who remains a hero to many in the party, he called on the party to build more houses and, while courting business, he struck out at bankers over the 2008 financial crisis. "But if we remain united and keep our calm, I know that we can get an agreement satisfactory to the United Kingdom". "When we've secured a good Brexit deal for Britain, at the Spending Review next year we will set out our approach for the future".

INSKEEP: It is really interesting that Conservative Party leaders, including the likes of May, have said all along they're not total fans of this Brexit thing but they want to respect the will of the people.

Some suggest a new vote should provide the choice between a chaotic "no deal" Brexit and something much more moderate, perhaps adopting a Norway- or Switzerland-like position outside the European Union, but closely linked to its nations and systems.

May's team had hoped the party's annual conference would hand her a platform to revitalise a pledge she made when she became prime minister in 2016, to help those people who are "just about managing" and try to steal the initiative from Labour.

The Conservative Party crowd roared and cheered.

How are we then expected to make the most out of the "infinite range of opportunities" ahead of us?

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