What kind of Labour supporter are you?
I stumbled across a purely hypothetical situation today which involved a dilemma. There is no right or wrong answer, but I'd still be interested in what answers people might give, as it is an interesting guide to different priorities and different ideas about what is most important at conference. Here's the scenario (which, I stress, is purely hypothetical) :
For reasons beyond your or the Labour Party's control, there are lots of people waiting for their passes to be able to get into conference. There is a very long queue of people, and all but one of the printers that you are using has broken, so you have to choose one of the following people to get their pass on time, and disappoint the rest. The question is, whose pass do you print first out of the following people:
1. The Delegate, who will not be able to vote on behalf of their constituency to decide which issues get discussed at conference unless they get their pass now.
2. The Senior Journalist on a national newspaper, who is up against a tight deadline to write their story and who has been queueing for several hours and who is looking extremely fed up.
3. The Stallholder, who has to get to the conference straight away to be able to set up their stall before the hall closes for the day.
4. The Former Minister, who is due to speak at a fringe meetings which lots of people will be attending specifically to hear them speak in a few minutes, and will not be able to do so unless they get their pass now.
5. The Teenager from a community project, who is meant to be speaking at a meeting to share their personal experience of growing up in a deprived area, and who has never been to a conference or spoken in public before.