Monday 5 January 2009

Back patting

A group of unnamed sycophants burst into spontaneous applause during David Cameron's press conference earlier.

Clapping is not a sound usually heard at these events.

More common is a hack's guffaw or a press officer's grinding teeth.

It was unclear from watching it on TV who the culprits were, and a Tory press officer I spoke to was none the wiser.

However, she assured me that no one was holding placards reading "applause now".

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