David Cameron today delighted campaigners when he announced to the world his intention to undergo gender reassignment.
"I've been hiding this for too long now and feel it is time to be honest with myself, to my constituents and to the nation as a whole."
The prime minister made the announcement in his speech to mark the end of the Conservative Party Conference, a surprise move as he was supposed to be discussing the phased withdrawal of British forces from Afghanistan but decided that more important matters had to take priority.
"It is time for more transparency in government. If we are to have any kind of trust, the voter must know there are to be no closed doors in Westminster."
Mr Cameron has said that, when the operation is complete, he will wear a curly blonde wig, carry a black handbag and will be addressed by the name of Margaret.