'Demon Eyes' Mandy at a fringe meeting on the EU and Billy Bragg greets visitors to the blog.
It seems to be a universal truth that the quality of the food and drink at fringe meetings is directly related to how left-wing the meeting is. The pro-smoking people, FOREST, were offering champagne, while the Cuban solidarity campaign offered no nibbles and a small amount of rum. The level of socialist fraternal solidarity decreased noticeably as the rum ran out.
Some imaginative soul sketched the slogan shown left on the beach, demanding that Labour keeps the promise of a referendum on the EU constitution.