It appears that MPs are being encouraged to discuss fashion at next week’s party conference. Yes, that’s right, fashion. It’s a topic recommended by CCHQ in which ‘delegates might like to take an interest’.And the subject that has not been suggested? Go on guess it begins with E:
Paul Goodman at ConservativeHome notes that suggested topics for debate do not include the European Union. You see, the last thing CCHQ wants is for delegates (not representatives?) to ‘bang on’ about Europe. Good grief, noThe markets are in turmoil, the IMF is running out of money, Greece is set to default, French banks are in real trouble, there's a real possibility that the Euro could collapse before the Tory conference even starts, setting off god knows what consequences, but the subject suggested for discussion is...fashion.
As a line in the song asks: "what planet are you on?" Indeed.