The Tories in Bournemouth: Quotes of the day

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'The only figures in Gordon Brown's economic policy documents are the page numbers' - Kenneth Clarke, Chancellor of the Exchequer.

'Eighty per cent of the people of Britain want more money spent on public transport - in order that other people will travel on the buses so there is more room for them to drive their cars' - John Gummer, Secretary of State for the Environment.

'The Labour Party is the party of law and order in Britain, and the Pope is now a Free Presbyterian' - David Senior, Cheshire West, purporting to quote from Tony Blair's speech in Blackpool.

'Mr Blair is the sort of bloke who . . . can't understand any idea without betraying it. He's the Captain James Hewitt of British socialism' - Simon Fowler, Stockton North.