Media 1 October 2019 WATCH: Andrea Leadsom’s David Brent moment at Tory conference “Doesn’t he..? Yes, he does.” BBC screengrab Going down like a Leadsom balloon. Sign UpGet the New Statesman's Morning Call email. Sign-up Business Secretary and chilled-out entertainer Andrea Leadsom had a shocker of a tough crowd at the Conservative Party Conference, when she was greeted with silence, glum faces, and a half-hearted smattering of applause during her speech. In a scene reminiscent of The Office’s David Brent trying to gee up his new colleagues, Leadsom attempted to enthuse the conference floor about Boris Johnson’s “pizzazz and personality”. “He has the pizzazz and personality to get Brexit over the line,” she gushed, fists clenched in a tell-tale of desperation. “Doesn’t he?” “…yes, he does.” Reminds me of that bit in The Office when David Brent’s giving a speech to the Swindon lot. “Has everybody heard of Harry Enfield? ......yes? Well say yes, then.” pic.twitter.com/f6JdhFkoFc — Matt Zarb-Cousin (@mattzarb) September 30, 2019 Tough crowd. › A higher minimum wage is welcome — but achieving it is far from straightforward I'm a mole, innit. Subscribe For more great writing from our award-winning journalists subscribe for just £1 per month!