Theresa May's speech overshadowed by a persistent cough and a prankster

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Mrs May's comments follow former party chairman Grant Shapps' claim that he and 30 other MPs - including "one or two Cabinet ministers" - had agreed to call on her to resign. She said the government wants Brexit negotiations to succeed, but is also preparing for a scenario in which they could fail.

May's already precarious position looked even worse after her speech was plagued by a prankster trying to deliver a redundancy notice as she spoke, lettering falling from the conference slogan behind her and a persistent cough that affected her voice.

The number of rebels falls short of the 48 lawmakers needed to trigger a formal leadership challenge under party rules, but the plot further rattles May's shaky grip on power.

'Now what the country needs is calm leadership, and that's what I am providing with the full support of my Cabinet, ' she said.

In one of the most weird British political speeches in a generation, May's address on Wednesday to her annual conference was ruined by a comedian handing her a bogus employment termination letter, repeated coughing fits and even by letters falling off the slogans on the set behind her.

The prime minister is struggling to reassert her authority after she gambled on an early election in June.

"Boris told me to hand her a P45", he told Reuters.

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"The truth is the overwhelming majority of Conservative MPs, the truth is the entirety of the Cabinet, the truth is the overwhelming majority of people, want the prime minister to concentrate on doing the job that 14 million people elected her to do earlier this year", said United Kingdom environment secretary Michael Gove, who had been one of the leadership contenders for the Conservatives alongside May when David Cameron exited 10, Downing Street after the Brexit vote last year.

It is not known whether Boris Johnson, who has been the subject of fevered leadership speculation amid his perceived disloyalty on Brexit in recent weeks, was one of the ministers who called Mrs May.

Gove added: "The truth is that the entirety of the cabinet want the prime minister to concentrate on doing the job".

"The test of a leader is how you respond when tough times come upon you", she said at the conclusion of her speech, prompting applause.

She also apologised to activists calling the snap election and losing the Conservatives' majority. "It would be better if she were to start the process, with a new leader before Christmas".

One senior Conservative said May must show "personality, vision and confidence" in her speech and offer "delegates hungry for ideas" something new.

He was angrily denounced by MPs loyal to the prime minister, with Mr Walker dismissing his supporters as a "coalition of the disappointed" who had been overlooked for promotion.

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