I have just thought of something about our journey through parts of rural Somerset, Wiltshire and Hampshire yesterday. We saw quite a number of Liberal Democrat stickers and a healthy number of Green. There were some unexpected Labour ones in Winchester. But we did not see a single Conservative one in what used to be their heartland. Not one. It crosses my mind that ordinary voters in the Shires do not want to be known by their neighbours to be supporting a known liar as Prime Minister. They can’t defend him or his behaviour. This may not prevent them from putting a cross by the Conservative candidate in the local elections, but it may well be a deterrent. Of course, I hope so.