Tory delegates and Covid counters caught up in the circle of doom | John Crace

Computer issues hit the Conservative conference – and those tracking coronavirus cases

Credit where credit’s due. Both Labour and the Liberal Democrats realised that an online party conference was an accident waiting to happen and did as little as possible to promote them in advance. So they were both almost universally ignored. Which counts as a major PR result.

The Conservatives, however, have rather more grandiose ambitions – though with a website that looks like it has been constructed by someone who has just failed their IT GCSE for the second time. Someone like Typhoid Dido Harding. If you’re lucky enough to be able to log on, then you’re more than likely to be misdirected to the wrong area of the conference.

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