Opinion: You can put lipstick on a pig but it's still a pig and you can wrap an old fish in a piece of paper called change but it's still going to stink after eight years and the Tory Party can try calling the Labour Party the Nasty Party but the Tories firmly hold that spot on the British political scene.
This week unelected Tory Prime Minister Theresa May got a fairly easy ride at the party's annual conference. The mainstream media were kind and Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn was brought into the conference, virtually, to take heat away from the Tories. The Conservative government continue launching personal attacks as they are in truth a fractured government and policies are failing.
Wednesday Theresa May made her maiden speech to conference as party leader.
Corbyn was under attack from all sides for daring to take a few days away with his wife after what for him must have been a gruelling Summer.
But when he did comment Wednesday on May's speech he was lambasted again.
But he was spot on.
Theresa May and the Conservatives have fanned “the flames of xenophobia and hatred” during the party’s annual conference, Jeremy Corbyn has said.
The conclusion of many political pundits Wednesday was the Tory Party have become UKIP.
But UKIP was always a right-wing political party and in tune with the Tories. It simply attracted a cross-section of voters because it appealed to people sick and tired of the European Union.
So ahead of any potential General Election the Tories are looking at a rebrand.
Once again they claim they are the party of ordinary people but don't be fooled.
Theresa May had a secret meeting with multi-billionaire media mogul Rupert Murdoch the week before conference.
The Nasty Party, a.k.a. the Tory Party, is still the Nasty Party only now it is waging war on "foreigners" in the UK and Mr Corbyn is correct when he says this will fan the flames of xenophobia.
Many people voted BRexit for many reasons. Those who did so hoping the country would halt immigration and send foreign residents "back" home are a minority and Mrs May has now invited them to join the Conservative Party.
Once a nasty Tory party, always a nasty Tory party.
Jeremy Corbyn's response in a statement is a voice of reason during increasingly dark days:
"Conservative Party leaders have sunk to a new low this week as they fan the flames of xenophobia and hatred in our communities and try to blame foreigners for their own failures."
"In the UK, a woman has agreed to take on the task of carrying out Brexit. Theresa May does not take her position as Prime Minister lightly. She has undertaken great reforms to reindustrialise her country, to improve the education system, to make the social system fairer" said French far-right extremist Marine Le Pen on September 21 as she approved of Britain's new PM.
The Conservative Party is going to back to its roots as a right-wing political party while trying to portray itself as centrist. It is all about securing votes in any up coming elections and if you fall for the hype more fool you.
The big-money Tory party machine ensures the party appears united and well disciplined. Looks can be very deceiving as we all know.
And as Theresa May reaches to floating voters it appears anything goes.
Fast forward to Tuesday morning and the British news channels are running Home Secretary Theresa May's speech to conference.
The glimpse I had made it clear she was talking about the migrant and refugee crisis and explaining why the government will still try to maintain a tough stance on the number of those entering the U.K. She quoted figures including the high numbers of young males trying and in some cases succeeding in entering Britain but it was her appearance that caught my eye.
Ms May was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes a couple of years ago and lost a couple of stone in weight. The condition is life long and carries a risk of heart attacks and strokes.
But that weight loss took its toll and Ms May aged quickly. Losing weight when we are older can do that.
Tuesday however May, 59, looked in tip top shape and I wondered is that down to hard work on her part, doubtful as that only goes so far, good dressing and styling for today's performance, which will have helped, or some sort of cosmetic surgery. If her diabetes in now under control that could also help but May looked almost born again.
In the U.K. facelifts, Botox and more are becoming increasingly popular but getting the best treatment which is also safe can be costly.
If May has had a 'helping hand' she will not be the first Tory minister or the last.
Looking at some of the senior men in the party it is easy to believe they use Botox or other means to combat ageing.
In 2013 "Former Tory MP Louise Mensch has finally confessed she has had a facelift, saying: 'I like the way I look and like to keep it that way'. The outspoken chick-lit novelist made the admission speaking on BBC2’s Newsnight from New York, after nearly three years of repeated speculation about her appearance. Mrs Mensch, 41 [in 2013] had previously refused to say that she had cosmetic surgery while she was working at Westminster, but told Jeremy Paxman last night: 'I had a little tightening in my face' for 'maintenance'."
Whether May has been under the knife or not in the end is her business.
But the change in style as well as appearance of Ms May has been ongoing. Designer clothes are now the order of the day and one way or another she has the face to match.
Will the restyling of May help her win the Tory leadership battle ahead?