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    Welsh Conservative Leader Confuses "Brexit" With "Breakfast"

    "Now that's one word that wasn't meant to come out like that, was it."

    The leader of the Welsh Conservatives accidentally committed to making a success of "breakfast" – rather than "Brexit" – in his speech to the Tory party conference in Birmingham.

    Andrew R. T. Davies told the audience: "Conference, mark my words, we will make breakfast... Brexit a success."

    The audience immediately burst into applause, while a sheepish Davies made light of the situation.

    "Now that's one word that wasn't meant to come out like that, was it," he said. "I'll have a word with the autocue at the back."

    Confusion between "Brexit" and "breakfast" is becoming increasingly common at the Conservative party conference, with veteran backbencher Peter Lilley MP making a similar stumble at a conference fringe event on Monday morning.

    Davies, who leads the Conservatives in the Welsh assembly, campaigned for a Brexit vote in June's referendum. His previous views on breakfast are unknown.

    Jim Waterson is a politics editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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