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Tories toast political beer range

Conservative Party members have been bonding at their annual party conference by drinking a range of politically-themed beers.

The Our Maggie beer celebrating former leader and Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was on sale last year (Photo: Twitter)

The Party conference season is in full swing, with each political group in the UK holding their final annual gathering this month before the general election in May.

And as is the tradition at the Conservative conference – this year held in Birmingham – a range of beers are on sale poking fun at political opponents and celebrating famous figures in the Party.

This year, the Leader of the Opposition, Labour’s Ed Miliband has been lampooned as MiliLite – a play on beer brand Miller Lite – with the slogan “Weak Flavour, Weak Leader”.

Labour Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls is also the inspiration for some beer-based satire, as he is immortalised by Ballsberg beer: “Probably not the best economist in the world”.


The ‘David’s Bitter’ beer mat, edited slightly (Photo: Twitter)

Last year’s Tory conference in Manchester saw the pro-Thatcher ‘Our Maggie’ beer, brewed by Dow Bridge Brewery in Leicestershire, on sale to attendees.

The ‘David’s Bitter’  beer also featured at a recent conference – poking fun at the Labour leader’s brother and former Foreign Secretary David Miliband, whom Ed beat for the Labour leadership in 2010.

The Conservative Party conference goes on until Thursday.

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