Just a small note to state the blindingly obvious
Whether or not a prominent individual makes scathing comments about the Chancellor's speech as he or she leaves a Conference hall. That individual should button up their antipathy (which is known by a lot of people) as it can be ultimatley damaging for the Party, not the Chancellor.
Former Secretaries of State who have had to resign twice, going into small detail about the circumstances behind Blair becoming leader in 1994. That sort of jibe can be ultimatley damaging for the Party, not the Chancellor.
It's not too much to ask for basic loyalty is it?