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Tory conference: what happened to the inside gossip?

By Ed Howker  

There is a discernible lack of good gossip to report from the Tory conference this year. Save from the Daily Mirror‘s questionable “Tory sips champagne shocker” splash on Wednesday, the papers seem to vindicate Eric Pickles‘ and Andy Coulson‘s hardline emails to campaigners to stay serious and watch out for the hacks.

This itself, however, raises an interesting question about the party: in a week when it was revealed that, without decisive action to unravel the agreement,…

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