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Theresa May facing one of her toughest moments as prime minister

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Defiant, dutiful and determined, Theresa May stood before reporters and declared: “Leadership is about taking the right decisions not the easy ones.”

Few would argue she’s had an easy time. By her own admission she’s had “a rather busy day”.

But in the face of resignations, rebellion and a challenge to her leadership, she remains resolute.

“Am I going to see this through?” she questioned. “Yes.”

She is facing one of her hardest moments as PM.

At a point where she’d rather be defending her fragile Brexit plan, she’s on the brink of a confidence vote, with Brexiteers drawing up wish lists of who might succeed her.

When asked about Michael Gove as the next Brexit secretary, she simply said we’ll find out “in due course”.

No word on rumours that Mr Gove will accept the job only if he can renegotiate her proposal.

This is a momentously hard choice, and she knows losing Mr Gove could be catastrophic.

For now, Mrs May is standing by her plan, assuring us it is right for the country, the economy and for jobs.

Theresa May – a cricket fan – will be pleased to have ended with a nod to one of her heroes Geoffrey Boycott. Someone who “stuck with it” and got the runs in the end.

But getting her deal before parliament seems a long way off.

The more immediate question for the PM now is whether she’s about to be run out by one of her own team.

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