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Some of Boris Johnson’s campaign visits seem designed entirely to construct visual metaphors for TV reporters. That is certainly the case with his visit to Red Bull Racing in Milton Keynes. (See 4.39pm.) Just in case any reporters missed the hint, Johnson declared:
This whole country is stuck in the pits because of this blocked parliament. What we need to do is change the wheel and get it back on track.
Boris Johnson changing a tyre… normally takes 1.8 seconds for Red Bull Team. Took PM about 16 secs.
These are from the BBC’s Ross Hawkins, who has spent more time on the road than most journalists this election.
NE Scotland housing estate this week voter who said wasn’t particularly interested in politics, reluctant to do interview, gives me detailed account of issues with Cons extra nurses claim
Social club outside Stoke last week – voters so swearily, violently vitriolic about Jeremy Corbyn was nothing I could use
At any point I’ve been doing this job ask generally about ‘politicians’ and I’d get eye-rolling, tutting. Now it’s often more specific. Feels idea they’re actively lying has landed, idea Parliament failed too
Plenty of voters who say they’ll vote this way or that despite not because of leaders
Flip side to this – ex Labour voters who think ‘Boris’ and yes – they say ‘Boris’ not ‘Johnson’ – is great; nationalisation comes up unprompted as popular, free broadband too
And we know that getting caught saying stuff that’s not true doesn’t kill political careers any more if it ever did. But that doesn’t mean it has no effect
All feels v different even from 17. Did I mention this anecdotal? Isn’t evidence. It’s chance meetings and hunch. But fwiw I’ve been to…
Cheltenham, Mansfield, Esher, Birkenhead, Forest of Dean, barking, Brecon, Broxtowe, Darlington, Ynys Mon, Crewe, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Uxbirdge, Oxford, Gordon, St Ives, Doncaster. So got about a bit.