So much for a Leave alliance so far. The Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has dismissed Conservative calls for his candidates to stand aside in key Labour marginals as “almost comical”.
However, Mr Farage did suggest a quid pro quo, urging Tories to withdraw from seats they had no hopes of winning. But the prospect of a pact might already be worrying Labour.
Today Jeremy Corbyn was campaigning in Blackpool South, a heavily Brexit-supporting area, setting out his education plans.