7/23/2008

Party Conference policing - You don't have to be a brain surgeon to work this out

Iain Dale raises a story brought up by David Ruffley MP asking why the Labour Party conference costs £2million more to police than the Tory conference.

Let's put it another way and see if David Ruffley can work it out.

Why does it cost £2million more to police the conference of the governing party ? Why does it cost more to protect cabinet ministers ? Why are there more protesters, marches and campaigners at a the governing party's conference ?

Come on Mr Ruffley. Do you really need help doing the maths ?

I mentioned yesterday that David Cameron appears to have got together a good "top team" who consistently hit the mark in attacking Labour for the things they do wrong. I guess Mr Ruffley shows that underneath the top level MP's the Tories have there remain the "niec but dim" brigage and the back bench incompetents who ask banal questions that a child could work out the answer to.

Iain dale does make a god point though in questioning the role of the party conferences in their current format, particular for Labour and the Tories who treat them as a talking shop and don#t allow their members to actually set policy at the conferences.

2 comments:

Bill Quango MP said...

subtle agenda.. labour wastes taxpayers money.

probably sounded good in the office but someone should have dissuaded him from asking a question which has a very obvious answer.

Toque said...

Ah, but the Labour Party....Sorry, the Government, are rather over-zealous when it comes to policing Labour Party conferences.

Including getting police horses to walk the beach to erase writing in the sand.

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