Goodness me. We are half way through the first day and already we are bored.
We vaguely listened and dozed through the Today Programme and later listened to a week in politics (after which Munguin threw the radio across the room).
If this is the standard of debate, then it makes the Scottish Referendum campaign, and Project Fear, sound relatively adult.
Please, please Mr BBC DG, don't let's have Michael Forsyth all over the radio and telly until whenever, just becasue he's the only man standing who was close to Thatcher (her of the words NO NO NO and the actions YES YES YES!) and was party to her inner thinking on the Union.
Apart from Mental Micky, all the commentators we heard were English, and it was interesting to hear how many times folk intimated that "England" would be fine on its own (if only). The Tory MP from Berwick, Ann-Marie Trevelyan was gracious enough to expand that to "Great Britain" and while the woman was sickeningly sycophantic to Cameron, she was most certainly not having any of his "special relationship" nonsense.
Our favourite side-splitting comment was that Europe never listened to anything that the UK had to say, so we should leave. This despite the fact that the First Ministers of Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland have asked the UK to delay the referendum until the national elections are over, so that this one topic should not overwhelm the campaigns which are about so much more.
At the time of writing, no such undertaking has been forthcoming. Maybe we should leave.
We thought some of these pictures would cheer you a little before tomorrows Soppy Sunday, when we promise there will be no mention of Europe!
|So, now we know who will find themselves demoted if the answer is stay; and promoted if the answer is go. It's a calculated risk!|