Good old Rishi! After the breezy floppy-haired largesse of the Boris Johnson years and the brief but barking days that comprised Liz Truss’s spell in office, politics has settled down under the little man in the slightly too short trousers. Prime Minister Sunak has brought boredom back into politics and that cannot be a bad thing or, at least, it must be a welcome change for Conservatives who sensed they were (and perhaps still are) in something of a death spiral. Perhaps their new pilot will be able to do the unimaginable and pull up the plane’s nose before it hits the water, but he certainly hasn’t been deliberately steering the craft towards the large expanse of the green-blue stuff like his predecessors.
Trust in politicians fell to a record low during Partygate. Sunak’s priority now must be to move the conversation on from scandals and focus on delivering the public’s priorities.