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Wednesday....

Apart from DC's speech, the last day was a bit on the quiet side, and there is not much to say, as it was lacking in adventures, anecdotes and the like. Not that will stop me doing a final round up.

In common with Dizzy, I would like to thank Iain for pulling the strings to get an internet connection at the Winter Gardens for interested bloggers. Despite there being 40 or so folk who signed up for 'the bloggers at conference' Facebook group, the only people in the group that I ever saw in there were Dizzy, Mike Rouse, Caroline Hunt, James Cleverly and Iain himself. Maybe my timing was poor, and the place was buzzing at other times, but frankly I doubt it.

I watched most of the Cameron speech on James Cleverly's PC, as in the blogger bunker we had the advantage of guaranteed seats, as the ballroom with the giant screen was standing room only, let alone the main hall. Apparently the people at the back of the queue for the hall were being told by the stewards they were wasting time, but persevered anyway. We snuck out of the bunker before the end of the speech and watched it on a monitor nearer the exit, knowing that getting out of Dodge come the end of the speech was not got going to be much fun. The drive back to London was not fun, although a special shout out is due to the M6 toll road - for a measly £4 you get 30 odd miles of open motorway, and have the added bonus of avoiding Birmingham. Shame there are not more toll roads, especially at the M1/A14 (?) junction, where it took 40 odd minutes to progress about 2 miles.

If anyone is that keen I have notes from the integrated transport session, the Bruges Group meeting and the Conservative Friends of Israel evening. However, I suspect that the reader enthusiasm / time to type up the notes equation does not balance.

Anyway, roll on conference 2008.

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