Q: Why are party conferences so important ? A: It’s not the politics!

Lucky Labour and Lib Dems – getting their conferences in during the prorogation-that-never-was!

“James Cleverly, the chairman, has already said it is not going to be cancelled. Political parties make a huge amount of money from their party conferences, because members and lobbyists have to pay to attend (you can read the Tory charges here – pdf) and so it was always going to go ahead, regardless of what the supreme court decided on prorogation. …”