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Postcard from Brighton

A day at the Lib Dem conference

By Jay Elwes  

The Liberal Democrat conference comes to Brighton

The sea at Brighton is a menacing dark green. It is churning angrily, waves dashing against the rusty burnt-out shell of Brighton pier.

Inside the conference centre, another burnt-out shell of an aged, beloved institution is on show. The Liberal Democrat conference is in full swing. Rooms of confident-looking youth mix with a slightly more aged demographic. It’s like an episode of The Thick of It but set in an airport departure lounge. Without the jokes.

Well, one or two. The…

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