Sunak is the latest Tory PM, following on from Cameron, May, Johnson and Truss. They all seemed like hapless cartoon characters to me - a bunch of Magoos. In contrast, Sunak comes across as dignified, intelligent and well-rehearsed. Perhaps a wolf in sheep's clothing, he was not born with a silver spoon in his mouth and he is a very plausible figure. However, please don't worry because there is no way that I would ever vote Conservative no matter who the leader was. There's more chance of me winning an Olympic medal in rhythmic gymnastics.
As expected, Sunak confirmed that the ludicrously expensive HS2 railway project is to be hugely curtailed and he claims that the money saved will be spent on more cost-effective infrastructure improvement projects. He reeled out a long wishlist. Whoever did the initial costing for HS2 must have been living in cloud cuckoo land. They got it so terribly wrong, I could have done better using Phoebe's abacus.
Sunak also talked about big changes in the education system and severely restricting cigarette smoking plus a few other projects that might appeal to the general public as we move towards the next general election. The conference hall in Manchester was filled with bloated Tories, smugly applauding when instructed to do so and very aware that they were on camera. After thirteen years of Tory rule it is laughable that Sunak wants the electorate to believe that he represents the prospect of change.
Currently, all opinion polls are pointing towards a sweeping Labour Party victory so the likely truth is that none of Sunak's half-promises and recently hatched dreams will be realised when The Conservative Party is in power. He could have promised anything without the responsibility of having to see it through.
"Long Term Decisions For A Brighter Future" sounds like it might have been a rejected album by The Moody Blues. There's "Silverfish" Sunak at the top singing the lead track as he desperately attempts to close the gap on Labour.