Thursday, February 04, 2016

Brexiteers return to fighting like ferrets in a sack

After a remarkably successful couple of days when they managed to dominate the apparent reaction to the proposed deal between Britain and the EU, the "leave" campaigns have reverted to their normal behaviour of fighting between and within the rival Brexit camps like ferrets in the proverbial sack.

As was noted in a tweet this evening, the two groups are issuing press releases attacking each other:

There is also severe infighting within Vote Leave itself, as a memo from Labour donor John Mills who was chairman of the group and is currently deputy chairman, complaining about "divisive" behaviour has been leaked to the Guardian. You can read a report about the infighting at Vote Leave here. These people seem to be nearly as good at forming a circular firing squad as the Labour party ...

I have to keep reminding myself that in the forthcoming referendum we are not electing a government and need to decide which option is best for Britain, not which campaign is more competent.

In all candour I don't think the British people are being well served by either side at the moment, and particularly not by the faction fighting at the top of the rival "leave" camps.

This sort of kindergarten infighting is not helping the British voter have the opportunity to hear to an intelligent debate on which way we should vote in one of the most important decisions of my lifetime.

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