Almost everything about the EU debate so far has been a fraud. The ‘Remain’ campaign has lied to the public about what David Cameron achieved in his ‘renegotiation’. They have lied about the consequences of leaving the EU, in the hope of terrifying us into staying. And now they are rushing us towards a referendum because the later they leave it the less likely it is that they will get the answer they want. An innocent might rub their eyes in disbelief that a Conservative Prime Minister with the connivance of nearly the entire political class could be trying to bounce us into such a decision.
But there it is. And now that the political class has arranged the stitch-up I suppose the rest of us will simply have to try – in the time we have – to un-stich it.