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Rishi Sunak vows to end the ‘30-year status quo’ in Tory conference speech

Sunak cancelled the northern leg of HS2, replaced A-levels with a new qualification, and introduced a progressive smoking ban

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Rishi Sunak pitched himself as the change candidate at the next election in his speech to Conservative party conference this afternoon. It was a bold move after 13 years, to argue that ‘if this country is to change, it can only be us who do it’, and to complain that ‘politics doesn’t work the way it should’.

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Isabel Hardman
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Isabel Hardman
Isabel Hardman is assistant editor of The Spectator and author of Why We Get the Wrong Politicians. She also presents Radio 4’s Week in Westminster.

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