Make or break
David Cameron today faces the most important speech of his career. He's trying to leave as little as possible to chance. Four trusted aides – Andy Coulson, Steve Hilton, Ed Llewellyn and Catherine Fall –are poring over every sentence.
Bad career move
Bizarre scenes when whips met at a conference tea room. During an animated exchange Crispin Blunt accidentally deposited a cup of coffee over the Chief Whip, Patrick McLoughlin, and Michael Fabricant.
Party of the day
This year's must-have ticket was to Lord Strathclyde's champagne-and-salmon-sandwiches midnight bash on the Imperial Hotel's third floor.
In the same venue where Tory plotting scuppered his leadership, Iain Duncan Smith won a four-minute standing ovation for an emotional plea for Britain's "broken society" to be mended.
Tory women – an analysis of the party's selection lists has concluded that just one in six Tory MPs will be female if Mr Cameron wins the election.
9.45am: Environment debate
11.15am: Debate on the Tory policy review
2pm: Closing speech by David CameronReuse content