Spring conference cancelled
The decision to cancel Labour Spring conference is, whatever the official line about encouraging more podcasting or whatever, obviously because of Labour's financial situation. Putting on a conference is expensive and we are strapped for cash.
It is, therefore, an entirely sensible decision. Spring conference is quite fun for a few Labour Party members, particularly if, like Reading Labour Group, a group of people go up together. It serves no actual useful purpose, however. This is real basic language of priorities/religion of socialism stuff. Instead of having a conference, we can spend the money on campaigning in, and therefore increasing our chances of winning, elections.
It's not really that hard a choice - a few full time organisers in key marginal seats come the next elections, or a showcase for Tony Blair to do another farewell speech.