Politics of feet and fingers

29th September 2000 at 01:00
IS THERE life after FE? Ex-lecturer in special needs Anne Wilkinson has quit Harlow College for a new career, which started this week in Brighton, writes Sue Jones.

While Labour apparatchiks and supporters grappled with high policy, Anne was getting to grips with their feet, offering New Labour age-old therapies - as the official conference reflexologist.

While the Labour party was establishing itself early last cntury, ear, nose and throat specialist Dr William Fitzgerald brought reflexology techniques from India and China.

Reflexology demonstrates that pressure on one part of the body can anaesthetise other areas. Foot massage can bring harmony to the body politic as a whole.

"Feet are very sensitive," says Anne Wilkinson. But she did not offer to detect policies or delegates who gave Blair a pain in the neck.

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