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Conservative Party Conference Starts So Out Come The Pig Masks

The Conservative Party's annual conference started on Sunday in Manchester and it's clear the #PigGate scandal is still threatening to over-shadow any actual politics.

Pig masks, posters and banners were a familiar site at the #No2Austerity march in the city's centre.

And we're off. Manchester Train station just now #con15#piggatepic.twitter.com/quppaGoe2D

— Stephen Hull (@stephenbhull) October 4, 2015

They of course relate to a story in a book written by Lord Ashcroft in which it is alleged David Cameron inserted his genitals into the mouth of a dead pig.

The march - organised by the TUC - is expecting to see up to 80,000 people.

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