The Labour party’s chief of staff Sue Gray has created a risk register - less formally known as the ‘shit list’ - that details some of major problems they will have to face if they win the forthcoming general election as expected.

Any of these could apparently’upend the political calendar', irrespective of what the winning party actually would like to do.

  • The potential collapse of Thames Water
  • Public sector pay negations
  • Overcrowding in prisons
  • Universities going under
  • NHS funding shortfall
  • Bankrupt local councils

It’s not pretty. Maybe that’s why Sunak appears to be doing his best to lose the election.