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Wednesday, 9 October, 2002, 15:48 GMT 16:48 UK
Best of your leaders' speeches
During the party conference season, we asked you to come up with your versions of the speeches made by the three main party leaders.

We had hundreds of suggestions, and posted the cream of the crop.

Here, with an eye on the humorous, are those we've chosen as the very best from each conference.


Labour

Comrades! Investment, reform, stability.

That Iain Duncan Smith isn't very good is he?

Saddam Hussein wants to kill us all!

Golden future of eternal bliss is just over the next sand dune. Thank you.
Alan Boyce, UK


Conservatives

We in the Conservative Party stand for freedom of the individual.

If you do not like the school the children attend, get together with a few friends and start your own.

If you do not like our railway system, set up your own. If traffic cones are slowing you down, design your own streamlined layout.

Women, if your marriage is getting stale, I personally, in the tradition of our party leaders, will make myself available to spice it up a bit for you.

If you are unimpressed by the opposition to the Labour Government, just set up your own party.
Roger Powell, UK


Liberal Democrats

The British public can rest assured of one thing: we Liberal Democrats are flim-flam-free.

No nitty-gritty, tittle-tattle, tea-and-scones, horse-and-hound, flog-and-hang with us.

We are certainly not afraid of Iain Duncan Stiff and his motley band of lumbering extras from Jurassic Park: the Theresa-saurus May, the Diplo-davis, even the ominously circling Portillo-dactyl.

Neither are we in awe of Tony Blair, drooling to go with Papa Dubya to the coconut shy at the foreign policy funfair to knock off a few sovereign states and win an oil-refinery or two.

Only the Liberal Democrats provide the burnishing progressive path through these two conservatisms, a path of individual freedom and mutual respect.
Jeremy Llewellyn, Switzerland


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