By the time the apparatchiks at the Labour Party had reached number 964 in their record-breaking list of electoral promises, they must have felt the target of 1,000 was unreachable. You know the phrase they threw everything but the kitchen sink? Perhaps they held back on the sink, but you’ll be comforted to know they didn’t hold back on the toilets.

A new Labour Government will use “the most recent available technology” to automate public toilets. Looks like some party donor is getting a contract to sprinkle water up your bum. There are worse ways to go.