Needing a break from all matters Labour, Matthew Parris leaves the conference bubble and takes himself off for a haircut:
What do you do?” she asked.
“I’m a journalist, here to report the conference.”
“You know, the Labour one. The Prime Minister’s speaking this afternoon.”
“Prime Minister?” Er . . . Oh yes . . . Gordon . . . er . . . Brown.” Pause. “Which conference did you say?”
“Labour. You know — the Government.”
“The Government . . . yes. Mm . . . yes. So that’s what it’s all about. Mm . . . isn’t it nice, this sunny September weather . . ?”
Presumably, YouGov must have asked this lady to take part in the latest tracker poll.