The Labour Party in Blackpool: Quotes of the Day

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'Those heritage jobs are bit iffy; fun they definitely are not.' Rodney Bickerstaffe, general secretary of Nupe, reflecting on the fate of David Mellor and Bryan Gould, Labour's former national heritage spokesman.

'John Major, Norman Lamont. I wouldn't spit in their mouths if their teeth were on fire. I wasn't going to say 'spit' but Willis made me change it.' Rodney Bickerstaffe.

'No wonder they call Mrs Bottomley Golden Virginia.' David Blunkett on the Government's refusal to ban tobacco advertising after taking 2,000 poster sites from Imperial Tobacco during the election campaign.

'Dissent isn't dead in the party - it's moving in mysterious ways.' David Blunkett, chairing the conference, after it voted for a big pensions increase against the national executive committee.