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Exploding Vole, The
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"Yeah, I'll be there as a delegate, accusing the leadership of selling out, saying why we need more radical socialism."
Blair, apparently, on whether he'll be coming to next year's party conference.

Should be fun, then.

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It's the way he tells 'em.

Anyway, I've had News24 on in the background this morning and - in around an hour's worth of coverage of the Labour conference - there hasn't been a single mention of any debates, motions or votes.

I know go on about this a lot, but is political journalism this shallow and banal in other countries?

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Debates? Motions? Votes? You must be thinking of some other party.

Was there any rowing back on the arrangements committee's ruling out of order more than half the motions submitted by CLPs?

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They do still have votes on stuff Ton Ton. They just get ignored, and, as you say, a fair bit of backroom jiggery-pokery nudges plenty of them off the agenda.

I've never been to a party conference - only having done union ones - so I'm not that familiar with what to expect to be honest.

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I know go on about this a lot, but is political journalism this shallow and banal in other countries?
Have you not read any of my posts on American political journalism?
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Well, yeah GY, the fact that American political journalism is even more facile is almost taken as a given, though your posts have certainly strengthened my understanding of just how crap it is.
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E10 - there's a story worth covering about the nature of the conference, but the "debates" themselves don't tell us anything beyond that, do they?
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Exploding Vole, The
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the fact that American political journalism is even more facile is almost taken as a given, though your posts have certainly strengthened my understanding of just how crap it is
Seconded.
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