Labour Party Conference: Bournemouth Highlights
Thursday 30 September 1999
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
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.
`The Mirror' newspaper set new standards by having Boy George with Culture Club playing at its bash
John Prescott's ovation was two minutes 40 seconds long and 65 decibels loud.
- 1 I was a Woman Against Feminism too
- 2 Students offered grants if they tweet pro-Israeli propaganda
- 3 The Tory donor whose firm is one of Britain’s biggest tax avoiders - with HMRC's blessing
- 4 John Barrowman praised for Commonwealth Games opening ceremony gay kiss
Peaches Geldof cause of death: Socialite had taken fatal dose of heroin after years of addiction, inquest concludes
Vladimir Putin employs a full-time food taster to ensure his meals aren't poisoned
Peaches Geldof: Her final day – and her fatal decision
Israel-Gaza conflict: Israel may have committed war crimes, says UN human rights chief
John Barrowman praised for Commonwealth Games opening ceremony gay kiss
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Vladimir Putin is given 'one last chance' to end hostilities in Ukraine
The 'scroungers’ fight back: The welfare claimants battling to alter stereotypes
The truth about conspiracy theories is that some require considering
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Ukrainian military jet was flying close to passenger plane before it was shot down, says Russian officer
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Massive rise in sale of British arms to Russia
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: victims’ bodies bundled in black bags and loaded onto trains
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