Some thought Ann Widdecombe's line, 'The Conservatives are, and always have been, 100 per cent committed to the values of our health services', was a joke. It wasn't.

She had a dig at public health minister Tessa Jowell's alleged vanity - 'now I could understand it if she had my good looks'.

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