It's picked up since. The welfare adviser David Freud, who jumped ship from Labour to the Tories, is now on stage. And he gets a cheer when he says "I've always been a Conservative.".
This is a significant time for Freud. One of the key announcements of the conference so far has effectively been an extension of his welfare agenda. But, as Fraser said on Monday, that's not enough. You suspect Freud realises this: I hear that he's quite receptive to IDS's recent proposals for a dynamic benefits system.