Turning up the Heat

George Monbiot has just returned from the Conservative Party Conference in Bournemouth. ‘‘Avery strange experience,” he says. ‘‘I found it a hard decision to make, whether to go or not.

21st October, 2006

The Tories are rebranding, trying to be more inclusive. But I still found their conference a cold, stony place.” That one of the Guardian’s top columnists and Britain’s best-known environmental campaigner should be addressing the Tory party conference in the first place shows that the times are indeed a-changing.

But these days, Monbiot finds himself invited to them all. ‘‘I was at the Labour and the Liberal Democrat conferences too....

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