A dour day of little but rain and head down drudge. Enlivened by a couple of decent pints in a pub I’d never been in before. And somebody trying to make the case to me that the Tory manifesto was proof that both main parties are trying to lose the election so that neither has to deal with Brexit: afraid of being left holding the parcel when the music stops. While I think the Tories wanting to lose an election as likely as a shark announcing its intention to become vegan, it does demonstrate a level of disbelief in what they think they can put before us. Disbelief that steps into a different dimension when you put yourself in the shoes of any constituent of Shipley…as I am.