Tory conference attendees sleep through Therese Coffey's speech
Tory conference attendees appeared to take a nap during deputy PM and health secretary Therese Coffey's speech yesterday, and who can blame them?
Clips and pictures of audience members sitting with their eyes closed circulated on social media during the clearly riveting speech, in which Coffey said the party “will always be on your side, when you need care the most”.
She also reiterated that the government would aim to get more people currently too ill to work back into employment, as members even appeared to yawn.
She said: “We know work is good for you, both physically and for mental wellbeing, as well as putting more pounds in your pocket.
“That is why I will strive to support those not working now due to ill health, to help them to start, stay, and succeed in work; building on the Prime Minister’s pledge to have more mental health support in communities.
\u201cOh God! So Coffey is the new sleeping tablet \u2026 stronger than Coffee \u2026 as for the guy bottom right eating ear wax \u2026 doubtless testing the new treatment for rickets, which will be making a big comeback after a few months more of this lot\u201d
\u201cScientists have found a cure for insomniacs - \nmake them listen to Th\u00e9r\u00e8se Coffey's Tory party conference speech.\n\nIn any case, they can't get appointment to see a GP.\nhttps://t.co/c4STCtMpQl\u201d
\u201cBeth Rigby thought you might want to see some Tory supporters falling asleep at Therese Coffey speech at the Conservative Conference.\n#ConservativePartyconference\u201d
— Coop & Ben Beagle Support Camp Beagle\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6 \u2764\ufe0f\ud83c\uddee\ud83c\uddf7 (@Coop & Ben Beagle Support Camp Beagle\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6 \u2764\ufe0f\ud83c\uddee\ud83c\uddf7)