Tony Blair Nicky Morgan Louise Cooper Katy Perry Kati Perrier James Lang James Forsyth David Cameron Boris Johnson Japan Europe Devon Britain Breck

Best Of Today 2017-08-31:11:23.00
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  • I'm not a quitter, I'll fight the next election Theresa may's tried to silence those who say he quit on the day that Britain leaves the E.U. or shortly afterwards.

  • But in the last hour on this programme, the former conservative party Chairman grant shabs make clear that the Prime Minister, he's on probation and that her party would decide how much of a future, she really had, so will the Prime Minister's words in Japan have made her more or less secure.

  • In her job.

  • Katie used to help write the words that Teresa may answered, she was Director of communications and number ten until the day the general election was called when she resigned James Forsyth is political editor of the spectator.

  • Good morning to you both good morning, morning, Katie, Oh, you surprise me, she said it, or in her since did you have no choice, cos to say anything else would instantly revealed that she was a lame duck.

  • I'm not surprised.

  • I think she said exactly the right thing.

  • There's no vacancy there last time, I looked at the top are conservative party, and I think that she has to do that, not just for the good conservative party for that stability, and it's an overused word, but also forget the country, she's in the Middle Of Brits are negotiations, it's the only thing she could say, and yet she said something different.

  • Only a few weeks ago, didn't she judge when she said to Tory MPs, I'll be here, as long as you want me.

  • Yes, the more contrite time post election to try and see off any immediate challenge.

  • I think the reason there hasn't been that much reaction to what Theresa may said, is I think most Tory MPs, don't take it that seriously, they don't regard this as what she went on to say they view, as you said she was answering the question, the only way that she could, but she said that she would be off, you immediately started father starting on a leadership contest.

  • So I think that is why it was that much of a problem.

  • And yet, could you bear it has brought some of our critics else Grand chaps on this programme, saying, we'll decide where the shareholders in this company, or the Chief Executive and so far, you've got performed very well.

  • And it's not just him Nicky Morgan last night on the B.B.C., Michael has a sign on the B.B.C. saying you made that you determine how long you stay, but we were, I think that they are both right, in a way, because what she's saying quite clearly is that she's not prepared to quit, she would have to wait until someone came forward to be a Challenger now, whatever anyone said the Conservative party did win the general election, and she is the Prime Minister until that challenge comes forward.

  • There isn't a vacancy.

  • So she's doing the right thing forward, if you can imagine what she would have if she'd said that she was going to quit.

  • She did set a date, much like that ridiculous daily mirror story.

  • Not long ago, which is definitely somewhere silly season deal.

  • That's what he said that she had sort of particular Draper going indeed plucked out of thin air, then what would have happened.

  • Well, I know when David Cameron announce to b. b. c. journalist James Lang's doubt that he was going to step down a certain point, it was downhill from there, she knows in politics.

  • You never give your own day, and I think everybody else, then it ends up with everybody else.

  • The conservative party will decide, at some point, but there is no demand for that.

  • The moment I don't feel that sense any demand across Parliament, the parliamentarians, I speak to theirs.

  • They're ready for a challenge.

  • I say, was I cos I remember very vividly being on a beach in Devon, picking up my copy of the times, discovering that Tony Blair in two thousand six had done just this, they want me to go Gordon brown wants my job.

  • I'm staying months later, he was gone.

  • This is the crucial difference.

  • There is no Gordon brown here, there is no heir apparent, you could get P. p. esses and junior Ministers to start going on the airwaves, saying she must go sooner than this, we need a timetable get people start resigning to precipitate had a and is that because Boris Johnson is so wounded.

  • At the moment, in the eyes of his colleagues, I think, at the moment, there is that there is a desire for a generational shift in the Tory party, I think, amongst grass roots MPs, they want new faces, they want new people, people they haven't seen, and that means that those people in a few years to prove themselves, so there's no urgency for the contest.

  • I also think the Tory party is very scared of what it would do to itself in a pre Brecht's it leadership contest.

  • They know that could make this whole Tory drama over Europe has gone on for generations, fully explode in that contest.

  • There was a desire to wait until the Breck deal is done until there was any kind of leadership challenge, Katy Perry, you no longer work with Theresa may in Downing street, but of course you did, you must talk to people there, people I speak to say the mood has changed that she was in despair in the weeks after the election, but came back from holiday genuinely believing there was a job to do.

  • And she wanted to do it.

  • Yes, that's exactly that message.

  • I've got back from colleagues around number ten and other around the Cabinet table, they feel that, actually, it's a very different place than the place I worked in a year ago, it is much more open place.

  • The people are allowed to put forward their ideas and are taken seriously and that she has learnt the lessons of the past.

  • And she determined to not make the same mistakes the future, and that she does approach things with an optimistic attitude in mind and trees makes exceptionally resilient.

  • She has a responsibility on her shoulders.

  • And she has a job to do.

  • And she will be there to deliver that job, much like the sea, with a brilliant company that's her role to go forward and act conference time will be difficult conservative M.P.s are they plotting is like crack cocaine to consent, and they can't resist.

  • But I don't think you come to much one weighs only each, I'm afraid.

  • It really is one word, do you believe that she will fight the next election as conservative leader Kati Perrier, no, no, not that she was a Veggie I was for a word, and I got it, Hi, I'm Louise Cooper, before you go.

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