Conservative conference weekend is here, prompting the usual effort by Labour to mis-cast the Tories as a party of rich toffs. However, this seems to have backfired for Angela Rayner. This morning she posted a widely shared image of the Conference website, which is selling last-minute tickets at inflated prices:
However, Mr S is delighted to inform Ms Rayner that all is not as it seems. Tickets for the Conservative Party Conference have been on sale since January, at a much-reduced price of £50, and £20 for under 25s. In fact, many students and young professions are sent by their associations with free tickets. The price was doubled on May 1st and raised again close to conference. The aim here is to ensure that security measures are performed well in advance of time. Late entrants pay an increased price partially because of the inconvenience, and extra cost incurred checking members details at the last minute. A process carried out by both CCHQ and Birmingham Police.
In fact, this shouldn’t even be news to Rayner given that Labour has exactly the same policy of charging late fees:
Mr S won’t hold out hope for the tweet to be deleted…