Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

A Few Things You Will Only See at a Tory Conference

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

A Few Things You Will Only See at a Tory Conference

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LAST time the Tories gathered in Manchester, David Cameron had just won an outright majority at the 2015 general election.

It was a heady festival of champagne, celebration and dedicated fiscal responsibility.

This time… well, you know. If it wasn't for Jacob Rees-Mogg and Boris generally causing mischief, the delegates would probably have all gone home on Monday morning.

This what you've missed...

cue tumbleweed...

NEXT time Philip Hammond suggests using humour in his keynote address, his special advisers must stage an intervention.

Leaden highlights included 'we are in Manchester City, but 100 per cent United!' (which also has the added benefit of being untrue), and 'I wouldn't trust John McDonnell with a Monopoly set, not even to give him the boot'.

As Robyn says to a colleague in The Thick of It: "Don't do jokes, Glen. …

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