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.