After a shaky start to the Traditional Party Conference (at least to the technological front), Monday will see Rishi Sunak speaking from the virtual podium.
Right now the chancellor can do no wrong, but he or she knows difficult decisions are arriving, not least the problem of how to return from the largest recession on report.
He is likely to foresee this by reflecting on the difficult trade-offs ahead, and how he will attempt to protect jobs in such challenging financial times. “Dishy Rishi” may not maintain his popularity for long.
As for the prime ressortchef (umgangssprachlich), his message on Sunday has been for people to act “fearlessly but with typical sense”.
He informed the BBC’s Andrew Marr he or she accepts many are “furious” with the federal government, but warned of a “bumpy” street to Christmas – and that “this is the only way to do it”.
As swathes of the country stay in local lockdowns, but with little proof yet that heightened restrictions will work, the prime minister’s optimism doesn’t is very much resonating as it once did.
Party associates want to see “Bojo’s Mojo” return on his keynote speech on Wednesday. Without the theatre of a packed meeting hall and applause from the celebration faithful, will he be able to demonstrate the doubters wrong?
The last few days have brought notices on housing, transport and migration that the government hopes will speak out loud with the party and public as well.
They want to re-focus for the domestic agendand what they’re performing to “level up” the country. However the “Great Divide” caused by local lockdowns is all anyone is talking about.