The Prime Minister is planning to apologise for her General Election disaster to the Tory party faithful at the Conservative conference.
The PM’s advisors believe saying sorry for losing a majority in the House of Commons is the best way for her to keep her grip on power.
May’s camp hope addressing her mistake directly will stop the entire conference being dominated by the General Election debacle.
An advisor told the Mail Online: ‘She knows she has to say sorry very loudly and clearly to the tens of thousands of our supporters who did all the door-knocking in the election.
‘She will say she feels the same pain as they do, say she has learned her lesson and is ready to change, take advice and be more open. She will ask them to trust her and stick with her through Brexit.
‘She has to stop comments about her being robotic – it isn’t true.’
The conference speech will be on Sunday, October 1, and live on TV from Manchester.
However, other Conservatives believe the apology will only add to the weakness of May and her premiership.
Leadership contest rumours intensified today as stories were being written that eccentric back-bencher Jacob Rees-Mogg wants to succeed her.
And in a move which will certainly inflame tensions in the party remain MP Anna Soubry has publicly said she is thinking of quitting the party if there is a hard Brexit.
This will further weaken the Conservatives grip on the House of Commons as they are currently relying on Northern Ireland’s DUP for a Westminster pact.
Due to the chances of May surviving long-term being low there is also speculation about who her successor will be and what alliances in the party will develop.