'Theresa May's speech has given extra evidence to those who want her out', says political editor

'Theresa May's speech has given extra evidence to those who want her out', says political editor

Theresa May gave a speech today

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Theresa May's speech has only fuelled calls for her resignation, according to political journalist Tom Newton Dunn.

The Prime Minister had a difficult time today (October 4) during her speech at the Conservative Party Conference. She coughed through the speech as letters on the wall behind her fell off and she was pranked by Simon Brodwin, better known as Lee Nelson, who gave her a P45.

During the speech she also apologised for the general election campaign, saying it was "too scripted, too presidential" - reminding everyone of her disaster at the polls back in June.

Newton Dunn, political editor of The Sun, told Sam Delaney: "Those who wanted her to go, quite frankly they’ve got extra evidence to throw at her now. She cannot even deliver her 'save herself' conference speech without literally things falling around her."

However he said "if you choose a new leader you take a significant step closer to having to have a new general election" and the Tories are "terrified of going to the polls because they see Jeremy Corbyn breathing down their necks." Plus "there is no obvious candidate to replace her."

He thinks that, without the gaffes and interruptions, May's speech "would have gone certainly some way in reconnecting with a lot of the people whose votes she lost at the general election but sadly people won’t remember that and they’ll remember the mess.

"By the end of it all of us, every single person, whether you like Theresa May or not we were just gagging for the [speech] to finish. It was unbelievably painful."

​Listen to the full interview above

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