Free Speech at the Labour Conference
The Countryside Alliance exhibition stand at the Labour Party conference was vandalised last night. The display was a replacement for a stand which had to be scrapped after being vandalised on four consecutive nights at last year's Labour conference.
Three people have been arrested in connection with the incident, which caused damage estimated at £2600. No-one was charged with any offences after last year's vandalism inside the high security conference venue.
Alliance Chief Executive Simon Hart said: ‚ÄúSadly, even in 2005, it seems there are still delegates at the Labour conference who do not believe in free speech, and think that people with different views to their own should not be heard.