May must fan the embers at the Conservative conference

By Liam Booth-Smith | 27 September 2017

In advance of this year’s Conservative Party Conference in Manchester, Liam Booth-Smith asks if an embattled Theresa May is capable of using her platform address to reignite her premiership by tackling the burning injustices of housing and social care

Above the networking, fringes and fun (yes, if you can get into the right parties they can be fun) party conferences are a three-day preamble to the leader’s speech. The conference is framed and ultimately judged by the success of that one piece of oration. It seemed sensible then, when previewing the Tory conference for The MJ, I reflected on what may be included in Theresa May’s address.

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