From Borismania to tedious ramble: How the papers reacted to Johnson's speech

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Johnson, who quit as foreign secretary in July, drew cheers from 1,500 delegates on Tuesday when he called May's proposal for close post-Brexit economic ties an "outrage" that would leave Britain manacled to the European Union and unable to strike new trade deals around the world.

MAY: A second referendum would be a politicians' vote, politicians telling people they got it wrong the first time and should try again. "We are trying very hard to avoid these circumstances arising", he told ITV's Peston show.

His remarks came one day ahead of the long-expected speech of the Prime Minister May at the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham.

Referring to those comments Thursday, O'Neill told CNBC that the "slightly unfortunate words" were "unbecoming of a chair of Chatham House", but said politicians like Hunt and Johnson were just trying to appeal to pro-Brexit members of the Conservative Party.

"I think that is close to the values of the British people whether they are traditionally Conservative voters, or traditionally Labour voters who think their party has been lost to the extreme left". "If we don't, if we all go off in different directions in pursuit of our own visions of the ideal Brexit, we risk ending up with no Brexit at all", she said.

After a disastrous showing in snap elections previous year, her ruling government depends on support from the Democratic Unionist Party in Northern Ireland.

"Britain, under my Conservative Government, is open for business". If this is her rendition of unity, we'd all do best never to see what May's discord looks like.

Inside, the paper spoke of how Mr Johnson "plunged the knife in", and a leader column said that while the speech "pressed all the right buttons", its content was "deeply disloyal to the Prime Minister and profoundly unrealistic". We are entering the toughest part of the negotiations...

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If the increase doesn't match rising demand for services such as social care, and these services are asked to make further efficiencies in real terms, "we're likely to see the pressure points we're already picking up on worsen", Andrews said. We need a strong leader, someone who believes in Brexit and someone to deliver what the electorate voted for.

"Back them to drive innovation and improve lives".

Admitting that the housing market is "broken", she announced she was lifting the cap on councils borrowing to fund new developments, with the aim of "building the homes this country needs". "Fuel duty, May promised, will be frozen in next month's budget, because 'For millions of people their auto is not a luxury, it's a necessity".

Ian Blackford, the SNP's Westminster Leader, said: "The Prime Minister danced around the key issues - the disastrous impact of Tory austerity and a Tory hard Brexit". "If we stick together and hold our nerve, I know we can get a deal that delivers for Britain".

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.

For many Conservatives, whose party is dwindling in numbers and divided over Brexit, he was a tonic. If we all go off in our different directions...we risk ending up with no Brexit at all.' But was it enough to bind all the flailing, angry limbs of our political ecosystem?

Her speech was aimed at providing an upbeat vision for Britain post-Brexit - and after eight years of austerity.

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