It’s Theresa May’s birthday and the Prime Minister is set to spend it in Manchester where Conservative party conference kicks off today. Alas, rather than celebrate, May finds herself in a perilous position – as MPs on all sides on the party go on the offensive whether it’s over Brexit, tuition fees or Boris. To add to the Tories’ woes, they are been given a less than friendly reception in the land of the northern powerhouse.
On top of a banner calling for Tories to be hung, anti-Tory protesters have today descended on the area surrounding the conference centre. Here are some of the delights on display:
What a charming welcome to Manchester and the Conservative Party Conference.
These aren’t protesters, they’re fascists. pic.twitter.com/kmoNO3V2Zd
— Michael Fabricant (@Mike_Fabricant) September 30, 2017
— People's Assembly (@pplsassembly) October 1, 2017
— FionaJayne (@WeAreOneEU) October 1, 2017
"The only good Tory is a suppository", says placard at Take Back Manchester protest. Lots of kids, whistles, singing pic.twitter.com/EcC4gUlYvE
— Dan Bloom (@danbloom1) October 1, 2017
Still, at least the protests will help prepare May for the hostile response she can expect inside the centre…