The EU referendum has split the Conservatives. Here's how cartoonist Martin Rowson describes it.

The EU referendum has split the Conservatives. Here’s how cartoonist Martin Rowson describes it.

Presumably editors think it’ll sell papers and get ratings.

That’s why their EU referendum coverage is all focusing on splits in the Conservative Party, rather than – you know – covering the arguments that people need to hear.

Meanwhile Labour – the party that is actually trying to discuss those arguments – can hardly get any coverage at all.

What a ridiculous situation.

David Cameron and Boris Johnson – and the other Tories – are like little boys and girls having a playground argument. The media concentration on them assumes that the rest of us have no intelligence of our own and must be led by what we hear from them – from the ‘bigger boys’, if you like.

That is grossly insulting.

Lies, false promises, regular distortions and repeated fear… why should anybody be surprised that the Tory-dominated EU referendum campaign is a replay of last year’s dirty Tory election fight?Dave and George yell from one side of the bed at shrieking Boris and Mich­ael on the other. Yet this ménage à quatre is united by cynical gutter politics.

Both Tory parties in this lovers’ tiff repeat the dishonest tactics used to defame Ed Miliband. It’ll be near impossible for Cameron and Osborne, Johnson and Gove, to wake up on June 24 and let bygones be bygones. But what an utterly depressing, hope-sapping debate it’s proving to be.

We can barely believe a word uttered by the main Conservative protagonists – while Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell struggle to be heard with more reasonable, rational arguments for staying in.

Source: Party in-fighting means the Tories are best ignored when it comes to the EU referendum – Kevin Maguire – Mirror Online


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