Silencing the left
Stuart Bruce asks whether anyone will be heckling Walter Wolfgang to give him a taste of his own medicine:
We won't actually get the chance - getting elected to the NEC if you are in the minority on it is effectively a trappist vow where conference is concerned.
Why? NEC Members can't speak from conference floor. All they can do is reply to debates. And the - thankfully sane - majority on the NEC does not give the job of replying to policy debates to Grassroots Alliance members.
So Ann, Wolfgang, Pete and Christine won't be speaking in the Conference hall for as long as they are NEC members.