The Conservative Party in Blackpool: Quotes of the day

'It's an annual ritual that Sir Edward Heath calls for my resignation, and I'm a great believer in tradition.' Peter Lilley, Secretary of State for Social Services.

'I understand that the film being shown in this cinema is The Fugitive. Some have suggested this is appropriate. I myself would prefer to star in Line of Fire.' Norman Lamont, former Conservative Chanchellor of the Exchequer.

'How dare a jumped-up socialist bureaucrat like M Delors call John Major a 'man of the past'.' David Hunt, Secretary of State for Employment.