YESTERDAY AT THE CONFERENCE

LABOUR PARTY CONFERENCE IN BLACKPOOL
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MAIN ANNOUNCEMENTS

End NHS internal market

Return trusts' assets to NHS

Ban on tobacco advertising

Cut pounds 100m from NHS bureaucracy - money to be used to clear waiting list for cancer surgery

Minimum wage

Windfall tax on utilities to pay for training

End to obscene executive pay increases

Reject renationalisation of utilities

QUOTES OF THE DAY

"Let us have an end to this talk of divorce." Diana

Jeuda, chair of the party and Usdaw apparatchik

"John Edmonds of GMB ... representing what the Tory

party called the `dirty overall' brigade."

"Next week the Tories will be organising for the

election that matters to them - their coming leadership election." Gordon Brown

"For years we have said that no one will believe

pre-election Tory tax cuts can last. Suddenly Kenneth Clarke - new Clarke, new honesty - tells us he agrees." Gordon Brown

GOOD DAY... ...BAD DAY DEVIL OF THE DAY

Gordon Brown, managing to translate a modernising message into the language of Aneurin Bevan

Angela Eagle, MP, who, against predictions, failed to replace Harriet Harman on the national executive

Whoever released the pepper anti-rape spray at a back entrance and choked the world's press

THE CROWD-PULLERS ON THE FRINGE

Baroness Castle and Harriet Harman in rival pensioner rallies, 80 people each. But there were 100 at a Young Labour meeting addressed by MPs Mo Mowlam and Judith Church, and 200 at the Country Landowners' Association fringe - an ample free lunch

SPIN OF THE DAY

Peter Mandelson, head of election planning, protesting:

"I am not a spin doctor. I don't speak to journalists."

THE PARTIES TO BE SEEN AT

Young Fabians' reception, with Peter Mandelson,

Imperial Hotel

Joint GMB/T&G reception sup with the trade union barons in the Spanish Hall suite of the Winter Gardens

SIGHTINGS

Lord Hollick, media magnate

Cedric "the pig" Brown, ex-British Gas chief,

dining in the super-expensive River House

Sinead Cusack, actress

RAPTUREMETER

Gordon Brown

(shadow chancellor)

Chris Smith

(health)

Margaret Beckett

(trade and industry)

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TODAY'S BUSINESS

Tony Blair delivers leader's speech. Debates on representation of women in the party and Europe

Compiled by Stephen Goodwin

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