Labour Party Conference: Bournemouth Highlights

GOOD DAY

Derek Hodgson, from the postal workers' union, who persuaded Stephen Byers to cancel his lunch and dinner arrangements in an attempt to find a compromise

BAD DAY

John Prescott was ridiculed after he was driven in his official green Jaguar as part of a three-vehicle convoy for the 300-yard journey from his hotel to the conference hall to deliver a speech on improving public transport

REBEL OF THE DAY

Delegates who booed an all-girl jazz band for being from a private school, suggesting the class war is still alive and kicking

SOUNDBITE OF THE DAY

Diane Abbott on Peter Mandelson: "I listen to you. I have spent 20 years in the Labour movement listening to you."

BEST FRINGE MEETING

New Europe meeting, single currency sceptics sought to outflank Europhiles by organising their meeting in the trendy K-bar with wine.

BEST PARTY

`The Mirror' newspaper set new standards by having Boy George with Culture Club playing at its bash

BEST OVATION

John Prescott's ovation was two minutes 40 seconds long and 65 decibels loud.

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