May takes centre stage
British Prime Minister Theresa May has vowed to govern from the “centre ground” of politics, a day after her government alarmed liberals by saying that businesses should prioritise hiring British workers over foreign ones. May closed the Conservative Party’s annual conference yesterday with a speech that called the June 23 vote to leave the European Union “a quiet revolution” by millions who had not benefited from globalisation and rapid economic change. In a change of tone from predecessor David Cameron – who combined social liberalism with fiscal austerity and light-touch economic regulation – May attacked corporate bosses who dodge tax and raid employees’ pension funds.
SPEECH: Theresa May yesterday