James Forsyth James Forsyth

All by herself

As the Prime Minister tries to sell her Chequers plan, almost nobody is backing it – or her

Few people would choose to celebrate their birthday by listening to Philip Hammond speak, but that is the pleasure that awaits Theresa May on Monday. On Tuesday she must suffer in silence as Boris Johnson derails Tory party conference with an appeal to ‘chuck Chequers’.

It’s hard not to pity the Prime Minister.

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