As a gesture to the allergic and the asthmatic - a gesture
which was inevitably interpreted by opponents as yet another
tribute to the Gods of Political Correctness - last weekend's
Greens' conference was officially ''fragrance-free''.
It was bad news enough for Labour this week that two major
opinion polls registered morale-sapping widening of the gulf
in the party's support compared with National's rating - a
gap which had begun to close in previous months.