Brighton photo diary, Day 2

by Stephen Tall on September 18, 2007

There’s a slightly odd mood surrounding the conference.

It’s a combination, I guess, of the ‘will he, won’t he’ general election speculation that Gordon Brown has allowed his spin-doctors to fuel, which inevitably makes for nervous excitement – only partly quelled by most people’s best guess that he won’t.

And also a sense of frustration, to which we Lib Dems have had to become accustomed, with the media for focusing on Ming Campbell’s leadership, and pretending that’s what the delegates are discussing.

The vast, vast majority are happy/reconciled to Ming leading the party through the next general election; a small minority, including a couple of our peers who should know much better, are happy to feed the media beast in return for having their tummies tickled.

Anyway, if you want to keep pace with what is actually happening in Brighton, check out the Lib Dem blogs Aggregator, and Lib Dem Voice.

Meanwhile, here are some pretty pictures from the conference hall, including yesterday’s Q&A between Ming and Sandi Toksvig, and the speech by European Commission President, Jose Manuel Barroso: