Conservative leadership candidate Rishi Sunak has adopted a bold new look in a bid to topple Liz Truss from her lead among Conservative Party members.
Despite insisting that he hadn’t changed anything and he was exactly the same guy as yesterday, Sunak was seen struggling to cope with kitten heels on the cobbles outside Downing Street this morning.
Sporting hair so fixed that a category four hurricane would struggle to move it, Sunak denied suggestions he was trying to channel Margaret Thatcher and told reporters questioning his new look that he ‘was not for turning’ in a lobby Q&A earlier.
“Any more of that and I’ll biff you with my handbag,” he added with a chuckle.
When asked for policies, Mr Sunak pledged to say rude things about Argentina until they had another pop at the Falklands – a promise met with cheers by the party faithful.
Meanwhile, polling suggests that attempts to make Liz Truss more likeable to the wider electorate by making a cardboard cut out of her and trundling it round on a sack barrow have given her a ten-point bump in the polls.