Theresa May to face Cabinet for first time since Conservative Party Conference debacle

Theresa May to face Cabinet for first time since Conservative Party Conference

The Cabinet is to meet for the first time since the event in Manchester

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Theresa May is scheduled to face her top team for the first time since her disastrous speech at the Conservative Party Conference.

The Cabinet meets today at Number 10, six days on from the debacle in Manchester.

May's speech was interrupted by a string of slips and gaffes, from her coughing fit to a sign collapsing behind her. The speech was deemed “excruciating” and prompted talk of a leadership challenge.

However senior ministers like Michael Gove and Boris Johnson – seen as the frontrunner to replace her – have publicly stated their loyalty towards the embattled Prime Minister.

The latter has distanced himself from weeks' worth of reports about perceived disloyalty to May, insisting “friends and allies” quoted within them did not speak for him.

May has also been reportedly preparing a reshuffle of the Cabinet to end long-running disputes within it.

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