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Conservative Conference LIVE: May DROWNS OUT Boris by unveiling post-Brexit migration plan


Theresa May has unveiled Britain's post-Brexit immigration plans in a bid to steal the spotlight from Boris Johnson at the Tory conference, Express reported.

Mr Johnson yesterday mocked Mrs May by running through a field of wheat for photographers ahead of a bitter showdown at the conference.

During last year's election campaign, Mrs May infamously claimed the "naughtiest thing" she had done as a child was run through fields of wheat.

In response, the Prime Minister tried to turn media attention from Mr Johnson's stunt by releasing her long-awaited immigration policy.

She said high-skilled workers will be given priority over those who head to the UK for low-paid jobs under new rules after Brexit.

In a statement, she said: "Two years ago, the British public voted to leave the European Union and take back control of our borders.

"When we leave we will bring in a new immigration system that ends freedom of movement once and for all.

"For the first time in decades, it will be this country that controls and chooses who we want to come here."

It comes after the Migration Advisory Committee published a Government-commissioned report last month.

Mr Johnson has been locked in a bitter row with Mrs May over her Brexit plans since he resigned from the Cabinet in July.

Today he will use a speech at a fringe event at the Tory conference today to reinstate his opposition to her controversial Chequers deal.

He will also call on the Tories to focus on law and order, tax cuts and house-building in order to defeat Labour.

He will tell the event organised by the ConservativeHome website: "We must on no account follow Corbyn, and start to treat capitalism as a kind of boo word.

"We can't lose our faith in competition and choice and markets but we should restate the truth that there is simply no other system that is so miraculously successful in satisfying human wants and needs.

"We should set our taxes to stimulate investment and growth. We should be constantly aiming not to increase but to cut taxes.

"It is the conservative approach that gets things done, so let's follow our conservative instincts."

Boris Johnson

Culled from Express

My view: Boris Johnson is fighting for himself, he desperately wants to be Prime Minister and he''ll say anything to undermine Theresa May.