Popular voices at the Labour Conference

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Already the Labour Party Conference is producing memorable speeches.

Here’s Emily Thornberry, bigging up Labour’s election performance – the biggest increase in Labour’s vote since 1945 – and putting down Theresa May on Brexit. She said the “grown-ups” would handle it after the Tories have gone:

Party leader Jeremy Corbyn warned Andrew Marr that Labour gained voters in all sectors of society and confounded the commentators:

Bless. Clearly he hadn’t been reading Vox Political in the run-up to the election. Perhaps he was too busy campaigning. I don’t mind because This Site was hugely popular in the run-up to the vote.

Finally, I wanted to draw attention to the following speech by disability activist Paula Peters, who reminded the Labour Conference that disabled people have suffered particularly badly under the current Conservative government. But let’s allow her to speak for herself:

No doubt more memorable speeches will follow.

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  1. Barry Davies September 25, 2017 at 6:02 pm - Reply

    Pity the grown ups don’t understand we can n to renationalise the water gas electric and railways whilst we are under legislation imposed but he unelected commission in 1990.

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