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The weirdest thing about Labour conference? No one even seemed up for a proper fight

Away from the punchier The World Transformed, the main feeling at conference was of a group of people waiting for something to happen

By Marie Le Conte  

Delegates arrive in bad weather for the Labour Party Conference. Photo: PA

Between Sunday and Wednesday, the weather in Brighton was odd. It was windy and wet but also close and a bit humid, like a summer’s day stuck inside a winter’s storm. It was occasionally awful, then surprisingly pleasant for a few glorious minutes, but mostly it was overbearing in its ominousness.

Labour party conference, which took place in Brighton between Sunday and Wednesday, was largely similar. You never quite knew what was coming next, but you were always…

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