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Why confusion will reign at the Conservative Party conference

With MPs in no mood to let the Tories escape to Manchester, expect politicians shuttling up and down the country – and Boris Johnson speaking in two places at once, writes Rob Merrick

Wednesday 25 September 2019 18:24 BST
Delegates may get few big-hitters for their money
Delegates may get few big-hitters for their money (Getty)

The show must go on, says the old mantra, even if all around is collapsing into chaos – and that is true about this year’s Conservative Party conference.

MPs have won a momentous legal battle to get parliament up and running, and are determined to use the opportunity to turn the screw further on the beleaguered Boris Johnson over Brexit.

It means they are in no mood to let Conservative MPs escape for their scheduled gathering in Manchester next week, a platform to road-test voter-friendly policies for the looming general election, of course.

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