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Here’s what I would have said

Here is the text of the speech I would have given if I had managed to catch the eye of the chair in today’s debate on Transport at Scottish labour conference: Chair, Conference Thank you. John Ruddy, Angus CLP and first time … Continue reading

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What have we learnt from the Tory Conference?

What did I learn from the conservative conference? Well, after attending Labour conference last week for the first time, I realise that there is a difference to what is reported in the papers, shown on TV and what actually happens. But there are some things we can conclude from what we have seen, and they ain’t pretty. Continue reading

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Refounding Angus Labour

So what have I taken away from conference? Well, quite a lot. Firstly I’ve felt a connection with people who share my political views (mostly) in a way that twitter or Facebook can’t provide. Secondly, I’ve got the message that … Continue reading

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Conference Day Six: Thank you

I’ve had a great time in Liverpool, and there were times when I didn’t want it to end. However, it has, and now I am on my way home I am going to thank those people who have made it … Continue reading

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Conference Day Five: The Final Countdown

Typically, the last morning at conference is a relaxing time, and many delegates have already started their trips home, often because of the distance they have to travel. However to the politics junkie and first time conference delegate that is … Continue reading

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Conference Day Five: Breakfast on the Terrace

Today is a much more relaxed day. There are no early fringe meetings and conference closes at 12.30 with the traditional singing of the Red Flag and Jerusalem. I am on the terrace overlooking the river outside the convention centre. … Continue reading

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Conference Day Four: Questions and Friends

You have to have a thick skin at conference. You attend several fringe meetings; take part in policy seminars, you even present at every session of conference, but you just can’t seem to get your point heard. On the conference … Continue reading

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