Labour at Blackpool: LAST WEEK AT THE CONFERENCE

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GOOD WEEK... ...BAD WEEK

Tony Blair for his New Covenant speech and defeat-free conference

Baroness Turner lost her frontbench job in the Lords for standing by Ian Greer

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

"Can't we just go back to Bambi? Or maybe Kim Il Sung's official title? 'The Great Wise Leader, President for Life, Dearly Beloved and Sagacious Leader'?" Tony Blair on his nicknames

"Life's better under the Tories - Sounds to me like one of Steve Norris's chat-up lines." John Prescott

SMILE OF THE WEEK

Harriet Harman after retaining her seat on the national executive

JOKE OF THE WEEK

"Someone said to Harriet Harman, 'I've got a problem with the Kashmir'. She replied, 'Take it down to the dry cleaners'." Tribune Rally

EGO TRIP OF THE WEEK

Baroness Castle, 85, and still able to milk the conference while twisting her pensioner's knife in Ms Harman

MYSTERY OF THE WEEK

Identity of the Sierra owner who convinced Tony Blair Labour would lose the 1992 election.

SPIN DOCTOR OF THE WEEK

Peter Mandelson, intervening during a live TV interview with Diane Abbott, scribbling notes to the producer.

RAPTUREMETER OF THE WEEK

Tony Blair

6 min 9 sec 95 decibels

John Prescott

3 min 42 sec 95 decibels

Robin Cook (foreign affairs)

1 min 39 sec 94 decibels

Gordon Brown (shadow chancellor)

1 min 25 sec 95 decibels

David Blunkett (education)

1 min 15 sec 93 decibels

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