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Playing it safe and playing the fool – how party leaders are approaching the general election

The lower your chances of entering Number 10, the more extreme the photo opportunities you are willing to take on.

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That appears to be the strategy of the three party leaders as they today mark a week of campaigning.

Labour Party leader Sir Keir Starmer with friends in Gillingham

Sir Keir Starmer is taking the ultra-cautious approach, with set-piece events staged to within an inch of their life. One interesting approach is his like for lower league football grounds to assemble supporters, including a weekend trip to Stafford Rangers.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak plays a game of bowls during a visit to Market Bosworth Bowling Club