We really didn’t think things could get much worse, then Rishi Sunak took to the stage. His Tory conference speech was almost indescribable in terms of how awful it was. Suella Braverman was also at it being her usual offensive self, while the party decided to have a little flirt with Nigel Farage too. Plus, we discuss the issue of respect in politics – and how MPs can prove to the public they respect them. Luke Tryl, the UK director of More in Common, joins the panel to discuss research on this.
“It was a very strange conference. Last year there was a sense of mania, this year was different. There was a sense of resignation that Sunak hadn’t turned things around.” – Luke Tryl
“I think the next leader of the Conservative Party will be from the right side of the party. I think what’s up for grabs is how right.” – Luke Tryl
“I found Sunak’s speech surreal, it felt like it came from a different world.” – Matt Green
“There were so many dog whistles I thought he was going to enter Crufts at one point.” – Matt Green
“A party that’s going to win a majority doesn’t flirt with Nigel Farage.” – Luke Tryl
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