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Minister slated for 'five minute' speech


Yes, it was grim, but we hate ministers swanning around in expensive cars - so have to accept that railways sometimes mess up and a three hour journey instead of one hour is exceptional. Apparently the conference organisers/Unite the Union advised him that a short speech would be preferable to a few questions, perhaps they knew it would be the most unpopular choice. Or would he have been booed whatever he said?

Posted date

13 November, 2012

Posted time

5:34 pm