Last year, Theresa May’s conference appearance was an unmitigated disaster, with a coughing fit that wouldn’t stop, a spoof P45 handed to her mid-speech, lines lifted straight from the West Wing and, most famously, the letters that dropped off the slogan behind her that said – originally and pricelessly – ‘Building a country that works for everyone‘. You couldn’t make it up – and didn’t need to.
It was so funny it even spawned a t-shirt.
This year, the conference lurched into farce even before it had begun, with the revelation that the Tories’ conference app – which was to be a topic of the opening speech the next morning – had a security problem so basic it beggared belief.
But it seems the Tories still haven’t quite learned the lesson about using detachable lettering in important places.
The Conservative Foundation tempted fate by using them – and again it turned out to be a bad idea:
Even more hilariously, the Tories are using what has been described as ‘more a wake than a conference’ to try desperately to persuade people that they can be trusted to run the country when they can’t organise a proverbial knees-up in a brewery.
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