The Lib Dems have started arriving in Liverpool for their first conference in government and security is far tighter than most delegates have been accustomed to in the past.
This poor chap I met on Crosby beach last night was stripped to his Nick Clegg underpants to get past the barriers as quickly as possible. (The armbands are because they're still learning to swim in government)
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