British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday said she enjoyed the "full support" of her cabinet after a former chairman of her Conservative Party admitted he was behind a plot by around 30 MPs to urge her to resign.
"There should be some very serious questions - that could have been a terrorist", said Tory MP George Freeman, the head of the Prime Minister's policy board.
"Theresa's main task is to get us out of the European Union with the best deal", said Conservative member of Parliament Bill Wiggin, in an interview.
Conservative Party Chairman Sir Patrick McLoughlin has declined to say whether he would quit after a comedian who used to work for the BBC was able to get within feet of May and hand her a fake P45 during the speech. In another move to help families, she said the government would introduce a cap on energy prices to stop people being ripped off by high gas and electricity prices. Ed Vaizey became the first Tory member of Parliament since the speech to publicly air concerns about May continuing as leader.
During her speech Mrs May was given a cough sweet by Chancellor Philip Hammond, but it appeared to do little to ease her symptoms as she repeatedly paused and sipped water during the speech.
"This is a Conservatism I believe in, a Conservatism of fairness and justice and opportunity for all, a Conservatism that keeps the British Dream alive for a new generation", she told the cheering crowd.
For a party known to be ruthless towards leaders who do not deliver election victories, May has stayed on in Downing Street, but has constantly faced niggles and worse in Westminster about her future.
Business Secretary Greg Clark, a close ally of Mrs May, insisted the party was fully behind her and praised the way she carried on with the speech, despite all the difficulties.
Senior officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the plotters were not yet numerous enough to push May from office, despite growing dismay at her performance within Britain's governing Conservative party.
He was presumably referring to Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, who is seen as being after May's job.
"I think it's been apparent for some time that she would not be fighting the next election in 2022", said Shapps.
"That's what I'm in this for", she said, repeating the phrase at least eight times.
Mr Shapps said the list had been growing and was now up to around 30 names, although none of those are now in the Cabinet, and claimed it is "probably the time to have a leadership election".