I am here at the Labour Party Conference in Brighton. The weather has been good and the conference mood is serious and we are discussing a number of important issues, including the economy, jobs, health, education and the future of the Post Office. Prime Minister Gordon Brown gave an inspiring and substantial speech yesterday. You can read it here.
As well as the official programme there are numerous fringe meetings and receptions.
On Sunday evening I attended the Labour Friends of India event.
On Monday evening I spoke in a fringe meeting about Energy security and the importance of the gas and oil links with Azerbaijan and the South Caucasus. I also attended the Labour Friends of Palestine and the Middle East event as well as those organised by Bombardier and Network Rail.
Last night I attended several events including the International Reception, the Arab Ambassadors dinner and the Labour Friends of Israel meeting. I also attended the Co-operative Party function.
This lunchtime I attended the Voluntary Service Overseas fringe meeting. Later today I will be at the reception organised by the Pakistan High Commission and then at the Holocaust Educational Trust event.
I was interviewed on the BBC PM programme on Monday.
The Conference finishes tomorrow after the morning debates including on defence and foreign policy.
30 September 2009