Clapping sealions

I was in the conference hall for Blair’s speech. Is it just me or does anyone else find the spontaneous adulation and standing ovation before he’s begun slightly embarrassin?.

This isn’t a point about Blair rather the nature of party conferences and political leaders. Not sure the position of politics is raised in the eyes of the public when political activists behave like a school of superbly trained clapping sealions.

Blogger Will Parbury, who was a steward at the Labour Party conference.