Replacing Griffiths on the Côte d'Azur will be everyone's favourite cabinet minister, John 'I will demolish most of the decent homes in the North' Prescott. This delightful news means delegates can look forward to any number of Prescottisms from Jaguar's favourite customer. It is unlikely, however, that over the whole week Prescott could manage to match last year's winner when he referred to Hertfordshire's famous Letchworth Garden City as Letchworth Garden Centre. What a corker? geraniums anyone?