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Countdown to Tory conference, sponsored by a People’s Vote

The Conservative party may have improved its use of social media in recent years, ditching the staid pictures of Cabinet ministers at party conference for cheerful images of young activists and campaigners, but it appears that it still might be struggling when it comes to marketing its events.

This week, in an Instagram post counting the days down to Conservative conference, the party released a chirpy photograph from last year’s event, of a young man smiling, stamped with the message ‘Get Brexit done’.

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