Forget all the fanfare over Rishi Sunak’s so-called new “robust but pragmatic” approach to China set out at the prestigious Lord Mayor’s Banquet at the Guildhall earlier this week.

Of far more importance were the words of the new Lord Mayor himself whose speech was completely overshadowed by Sunak’s latest version of the UK’s China policy, which, let’s admit it, left most of us more confused than before.

Step forward, then, Nicholas Lyons, the 694th Lord Mayor of the City of London, who had some extremely important things to say on several fronts that really matter to the health of the City and potentially, to the growth of the wider economy.