A wounded Theresa May will appeal for cross-party unity to help deliver Brexit in a speech to mark her first anniversary of becoming Prime Minister.
The Tory leader will on Tuesday call for compromise with Jeremy Corbyn and other political leaders after the snap general election that saw her majority slashed.
May will urge parties to “come forward with your own views and ideas” after acknowledging the “reality” of being Prime Minister is “rather different” than it was a year ago.
The tenor of her speech reflects the dramatic twists that have taken place in the last 12 months, which has seen the Tories lose a poll lead of as much as 20-points and now rely on the DUP form a government. Labour is now ahead, according to pollsters.
Theresa May outside 10 Downing Street a year ago.
In her speech, which coincides with the publication of Matthew Taylor’s report on improving modern employment practices, which she commissioned a year ago, May will say:
“I say to the other parties in the House of Commons … come forward with your own views and ideas about how we can tackle these challenges as a country.
“We may not agree on everything, but through debate and discussion – the hallmarks of our Parliamentary democracy – ideas can be clarified and improved and a better way forward found.
“It is in that spirit that we will take this agenda forward in the months ahead.
“And this new context presents us as a government with a wider choice.
“At this critical time in our history, we can either be timid or we can be bold.
“We can play it safe or we can strike out with renewed courage and vigour, making the case for our ideas and values and challenging our opponents to contribute, not just criticise.
“I think this country needs a government that is prepared to take the bold action necessary to secure a better future for Britain and we are determined to be that government.
“In everything we do, we will act with an unshakeable sense of purpose to build the better, fairer Britain which we all want to see.”
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