Bombastic, brilliant yet blithering – Boris Johnson held court in Manchester today for 45 minutes to close the Conservative Party Conference. His supporters were out in force at the GMEX complex and loved every minute as he spoke about Brexit, the NHS, his love for buses and contempt for Jeremy Corbyn. But what will the nation make of Johnson’s first party conference speech as Prime Minister? Here’s a summary…
As the Conservatives arrived in Manchester for their annual conference, protesters responded by warning that they would ‘lay siege’ to the event, so Tories knew they ‘were not welcome in the city’.
The different dialects and accents of Greater Manchester have been mapped out for the first time ever by sociolinguists from Manchester Metropolitan University.
Energy Secretary’s speech shows Tory government’s ‘inconsistency’ on climate change, says Man Uni expert
A Manchester climate change expert has branded Energy Secretary Amber Rudd’s speech an example of the ‘inconsistencies’ between government promises and actions that ‘undermine’ the credibility of leadership.
Manchester Opera House will be showcasing the King’s Speech from Monday 30 March, which tells the story of King George VI, a ruler that suffered from stammering.
Ed Miliband vowed to go door-to-door holding ‘four million conversations’ with the working people of Britain to win Labour’s ‘once-in-a-generation fight’ against the Conservative Party.
A collective of Manchester spoken word artists will take centre stage this month at the Contact Theatre in a night of poetry, prose and performance to mark Black History Month.
Bury MP David Nuttall dismisses UKIP defection rumours as bookies tip move – but warns ‘never say never’
Betting company Ladbrokes believe more Conservative party members could defect and have set odds of 10/1 for Bury North MP David Nuttall to be the next to jump ship to UKIP.
‘Godfather of punk’ Iggy Pop will give this year’s John Peel lecture in Salford.
Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham has slammed David Cameron in a Manchester speech today –branding the Prime Minister ‘not honest’ about his plans to privatise the NHS.
Labour’s Ed Miliband pledges end of ‘rip off’ prices from energy suppliers in Manchester Green Paper launch
He is expected to make the speech at his Green Party launch