Fionnán Sheahan: 'Perplexed voters mull over Boris with 'all the answers' or Jeremy's 'New Jerusalem' vision'
Sitting on a park bench on the village green, the two ladies are genuinely 'perplexed'.
This is one of the vital Labour seats the pollsters say is now a three-way marginal in this election, meaning it's a rare seat up for grabs between Labour, the Tories and the Lib Dems. A seat like this is going to be a vital win for any of the three main parties and will probably reflect the national swing.
Suspended by Labour, he quit the party and is departing the scene.
This is not a downtrodden Yorkshire coal or steel community.
"Boris is of questionable integrity. That can be helpful. A typical Etonian, he has all the answers on Brexit.
"I would think a lot of people are utterly cynical at this stage," he says.
"We're in 1917 and people are getting tired of it," he says.
In a post-peace process and mid-Brexit era, he has firm views on Northern Ireland's future.
He points to the cost of Northern Ireland and proposes a relocation grant to help unionists who don't want to live in a united Ireland, allowing them to move to Scotland.
They decline to give their surnames, appearing concerned their views and photograph will end up"on Facebook", rather than an Irish newspaper.
"They are going to vote for the party who will stop Labour in their constituency."
"He's a bit more ... credible. But he needs a new suit and a haircut," Jane adds.
It's this kind of talk that has the pollsters nervous - middle-class voters staying away and delivering an unpredicted result.
The polls are showing the Tories having a lead of anything between six and 15 points.Read more: Independent.ie
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