May fights to assert authority at Tory conference as Brexit divisions erupt

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PM faces attacks from Boris Johnson and Jacob Rees-Mogg over her Brexit plans on first day of conference

Deep divisions over Brexit overshadowed the opening day of the Conservative party conference on Sunday as Theresa May attempted to wrestle back the focus on to her domestic agenda.

The bitter infighting that has crippled the Conservative party was laid bare as Boris Johnson and Jacob Rees-Mogg laid into the prime minister’s Brexit plans as thousands of delegates gathered in Birmingham.

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