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Theresa May jumps over a low bar

The PM avoided disaster in her conference speech, which is all she could hope for

By Tom Quinn  

May dances her way onto the stage. Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire/PA Images

Compared with her calamitous speech to the Conservative conference last year, Theresa May’s effort this year was largely free of incident. There were coughs, but no coughing fits, no collapsing sets, no P45s. The only spectacle of note was a slightly cringe-worthy entrance by the prime minister during which she approximated a dance to the tune of Abba’s Dancing Queen.

The comparisons with last year set a very low bar for May to surmount. That is…

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