The Labour Party in Blackpool: Quotes of the Day

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'Until that moment I thought we had valium in our tea,' Teresa Pearce, on Dennis Skinner's speech on Thursday.

'The NEC will not be the same without Dennis.' Larry Whitty, the General Secretary of the Labour Party.

'I for one would be happy for the next election to be decided on continuous assessment.' Ann Taylor MP, shadow Education Secretary.

'It could have been put out by George Orwell's Ministry of Truth.' Kathleen Merry, NEC Women's Committee, on the Government's White Paper on education.

'The monster bites back.' Patrick Mullaney, Doncaster North CLP, on the effect of market forces on the pound.