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PM chucks the word Chequers - but not the policy

Imagine being a fly on the wall the moment one of Theresa May's aides floated the idea she do a robot dance as she walked onto the conference stage.
Imagine the looks when the suggestion of making that entrance to the tune of ABBA's Dancing Queen was put forward.It's about as unlikely a plan as one could fathom when it comes to Mrs May, but given how wrong things went last year, perhaps the sense was - what have we got to lose?The answer, of course, is a lot.

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But once the self-deprecating opening was out of the way the prime minister moved on to addressing the major challenges she faces.The messages about ending austerity, tackling the pressures of the rising cost of living and fixing broken markets were a return to the "burning injustices" theme she identified as her priorities when she first became leader.Her attacks on Labour, and Jeremy Corbyn in particular, reflected increasing concern that what she described as the opposition's "bogus solutions" are being taken more and more seriously by voters.And yet it was always going to be her comments on Brexit, the internal party divisions and torrid negotiating process that would be listened to most keenly by those in the hall.
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Dancing Queen or SOS? May's big entrance
Given Boris Johnson's interventions against her strategy, and the rapturous applause he received from a packed fringe auditorium on Tuesday, the pressure for Mrs May to dump her Chequers plan is genuine and intense.Despite all the demands, Chequers wasn't chucked.But in a sign that there may be a re-brand on the way, it was noticeable the word "Chequers" didn't get a mention..And yet, if the name is going to change, it was clear the policy itself was not.
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