Socialist Summer Conference

I’ll be blogging from the Socialist Party Summer Conference in La Rochelle this weekend. So far, the lack of published programme would indicate that there is the usual debate about who speaks in the prestigious opening and closing slots, but at least it is clear that at least one person won’t be attending…

UPDATE: the programme is now published, with some surprising omissions. Productive Recovery Minister Arnaud Montebourg, Culture Minister Aurelie Fillipetti and Education Minister Vincent Peillon are all absent, as are any discussions about their portfolios. The lack of a discussion about the digital economy or creative industries is alarming. Some of the subjects appear to be fillers (a couple of political films, a review of the 2012 election results…). But a whopping two hours is given over to the Prime Minister speaking. The weather forecast predicts storms this weekend in La Rochelle. It didn’t say if this was inside or outside the conference hall.


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