Philip Hammond: The Tories are the only party who can represent modern Britain …then the camera turned onto the audience

Mind you, we can talk:

Hat-tip: Greg Judge

* Paul Walter is a Liberal Democrat activist and member of the Liberal Democrat Voice team. He blogs at Liberal Burblings.

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  • Nice one, Paul. Tells you as much about Hammond’s exciting oratory as it does about the audience though.

    Having said that, I still shudder at the Blair FO and die stuff at the LD Glee Club. More than a tad shameful and a good advert for the introduction of minimum pricing.

  • Christopher Haigh 5th Oct '16 - 1:21pm

    For a mere £520 elderly people can attend the Tory conference in order to ease their insomnia condition.

  • Jayne Mansfield 5th Oct '16 - 1:30pm

    The radical centre?

  • Peter Watson 5th Oct '16 - 1:37pm

    Lib Dem gatherings look much more exciting:

  • Peter Watson 5th Oct '16 - 1:39pm

    On closer scrutiny, it looks there are serial sleepers!

  • Jayne Mansfield 5th Oct '16 - 4:02pm

    Oh dear, better reconnect to alarm clock Britain then.

  • Martin Land 5th Oct '16 - 5:05pm

    Nice to see the Young Conservatives on their annual trip.

  • Barry Snelson 5th Oct '16 - 5:21pm

    Tories are better when they are asleep. They do less damage.
    However, you posted this under ‘Humour’. What’s funny about 20 years of rule by this lot?

  • Lorenzo Cherin 5th Oct '16 - 11:18pm

    David Raw

    Here, here, the Glee Club songs , even not offensive , are fairly talentless and cras, that one terrible!

    Barry Snelson

    Here, here here…..!

  • Hilton Marlton 6th Oct '16 - 8:18am

    While the nation sleeps, the biggest power grab since the Enclosures Acts is underway.

  • Ruth Bright 6th Oct '16 - 10:05am

    David Raw, Lorenzo I tried to single-handedly save the Glee Club with a song about the coalition to the tune of “Downtown”. Sadly no-one seemed to like it and my song writing genius continues to go unrecognised!! I am truly proud of the epic lyric: “We lost the AV vote which we had failed to gerrymander. We used to stand for something more than Danny Alexander”.

  • wendy taylor 7th Oct '16 - 9:21am

    I’d be grateful if people didn’t use that photo of my parents. They were both in their 90’s when it was taken, yet still attended every conference. I think most people of that age need a nap at times!

  • Well said Wendy. Actually I think that picture says more about the less-than-scintillating sessions that tend to dominate our conference than it does about your parents. It would be fairer if the photo showed who was speaking at the time! 8=o

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