Beware of Cheap Knock-offs - Theresa May's conference speech

It can be tempting to copy someone else's ideas and pass them off as your own. Theresa May seems to have done just that for her speech to Conservative Party Conference today, with a line from American TV drama The West Wing. It looks like she, or one of her speechwriters, is an Aaron Sorkin fan. Compare the (fictional) President Jed Bartlet with the (still real, just about) Prime Minister Theresa May. 

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Tom Watson: Speech to Labour Party Annual Conference 2017

My speech to Labour Party Annual Conference, Brighton 2017

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It's about time gambling addiction was taken seriously

Some gambling companies, driven by greed, are deliberately targeting our poorest communities even as hundreds of thousands of lives are ruined by addiction. 

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Tom Watson: Speech to Musician's Union Conference

Hello everyone, good afternoon. It is a genuine pleasure to be with you today. And it’s a particular pleasure because as a kid I wanted to be a professional musician. I played a brief starring role as a member of the third violins in the Sladen Middle school orchestra.

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12 Tory promises from 2015 that Theresa May has dropped in 2017

In 2015, the Tories stood on a manifesto full of promises they couldn't deliver. Now, just two years later, they've called another election and published a new manifesto. And there are a few things missing. 

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The Tories' 28 Billionaire Backers Show Whose Side They Are Really On

What do many of the 100 richest people in the UK have in common, aside from the fact they are lucky enough to be wealthier than most of us could ever dream of being?

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Tom Watson: Speech to USDAW Annual Delegate Meeting 2017

Tom Watson's speech to the USDAW Annual Conference 2017. 

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My speech to the Labour Party Vaisakhi Reception

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It was an honour to join Sikhs for Labour at their annual Vaisakhi Reception last night. I spoke about the need for more Sikh representation in our party and of the message that Vaisakhi sends.

 

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15 More Tory Promises Theresa May Might Drop

Theresa May promised over and over again that there would be no General Election before 2020. So we know that she doesn’t feel she needs to keep her word – even though keeping her word was supposed to be part of her personal brand. She's doing what she’s always said you shouldn’t do: treating politics as a game.

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Tom Watson: Speech to Changeboard Future Challenge Conference

As you all know, I’m a Labour politician and deputy leader of my party. But I’m not here today because I’m politician. Or not only for that reason. 

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