Theresa May survives as Tory plot fails

Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson arrives at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester

Prime Minister Theresa May hints that she wants to demote Johnson, but one minister says "he'd just say no".

May hinted at the weekend that she may be considering a cabinet reshuffle to reassert her authority, raising questions over the fate of foreign minister and Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson, who has been accused of undermining her. "You will hear her reporting to Parliament today, we all support the speech she made in Florence setting out the Government's approach to the Brexit negotiations, and after last week's conference we're all getting behind her".

While this was less than the 48 needed to trigger a leadership contest, as was reported in The Week on Friday, the plotters had hoped to circumvent the powerful backbench 1922 Committee and appeal directly to the Prime Minister to set out a timetable for her departure.

Mr Johnson, seen as a potential successor to Mrs May, has said that Conservative lawmakers pushing to unseat her were "nutters". I do not know if they are really my friends and allies or if they represent some sinister band of imposters.

Her comments will be viewed as a slapdown to Mr. Johnson, whose activities overshadowed much of the Tory conference until Mrs.

"I heartily disagree with the sense, tone and spirit of what they are quoted as saying".

Asked about Mr Johnson, Sir Michael added: 'And the foreign secretary'.

"I don't think he has been totally on board, I think he has been deliberately trying to make the Brexit negotiations hard, stall them, obfuscate the issues".

When asked if she believes Brexit is reversible, she said: "If the United Kingdom wanted to reverse Brexit, and I don't see any signs that the United Kingdom does want to do that, whether or not that would be possible would probably not come down to the law".

Asked if Mrs May would lead the Tory party into the next general election, she said: "Well she'd have my support if she did, because I supported her in the leadership, I support her now and I'll support her in the future".

Johnson himself used a WhatsApp message to urge fellow Tories to "get behind" the prime minister and turn their fire on opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn instead, according to the BBC.

"These are issues that the Prime Minister knows and cares about and we welcome the announcements and vision to tackle these problems in her speech".

While veteran Brexit campaigner Sir Bill Cash added of Mrs May's speech: "There are a lot of people who are looking very, very carefully at the words".

But she insisted she never considered abandoning the address because she is "not someone who gives up".

The negotiators want assurances that Labour will honour deals made with the Tories, the newspaper said.

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