Conference debates open thread: Tuesday 22nd September

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Whether you are physically in Bournemouth or are following what is happening from home, this is your place to talk about the public face of the Conference – in other words, all the debates and speeches that are going on in the main auditorium.  Please use the comments below to add your reports on policy and constitutional debates or to draw readers’ attention to ones in the pipeline.

We will be running a similar thread each day, so please confine your comments today to what is actually happening today. Tomorrow’s instalment will appear at 8.30am tomorrow morning.

We will also be running a thread each day on fringes, so use that one for anything going on outside the main show.

So what is happening today at Conference?

09.00-09.45 F30 Emergency motion and/or topical issue discussion

09.45-11.00 F31 Consultative session: Agenda 2020 – Second Session

11.00-12.20 F32 Policy motion: Delivering the Housing Britain Needs

12.20-12.40 F33 Speech: Rt Hon Norman Lamb MP

Lunch break

14.20-15.25 F34 Policy motion: Human Rights

15.25-15.35 F35 Charles Kennedy Tribute

15.35-16.45 F36 Constitutional amendment: Deputy Leader

F37 Constitutional amendment: Leader’s Veto

16.45-18.00 F38 Consultative session: Governance Review

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  • John Tilley 22nd Sep '15 - 8:55am

    Twenty minutes of Lamb just before lunch?

    A speech on the growing obesity problem?

  • Charles Rothwell 23rd Sep '15 - 7:48am

    I have been following as much of Conference live as I can (and recording the rest from the BBC Parliament Channel for later viewing) and I must say I have been tremendously impressed by what I have heard and feel reinvigorated and yet again confirmed in my belief that this is the ONLY UK-wide party which merits my full support and endorsement. As has already been said in many speeches so far, if liberalism dies in Britain and the future belongs to narrow-minded, insular, petty nationalism, combined with ever-growing social inequality under the guise of this, then there is a very great deal indeed to fear in this country. The message seems even clearer on the day when the Chancellor of the Exchequer of this country (a post held for years by Gladstone!) allows himself to be paraded as a “useful puppet” in a part of China by its masters as the first leading foreign national politician to visit Xinjiang (, one can only shake one’s head, both for general humanitarian reasons and also at the continued complete failure by the “Stupid Party” to realise that cringing and bowing in front of a dictatorship will not bring you their eternal gratitude and trade deals for generations to come but, beneath the surface, actually their conviction that you are spineless, subservient and basically a light-weight/not to be taken seriously.

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