There’s a certain degree of desperation creeping into the Yes referendum camp.
Fine Gael MEP Gay Mitchell said that if we vote No we will have to pay for our own defence here at home. The suggestion being that by voting Yes we can freeload on EU taxpayers for our defence.
We’re also being reminded by various Yes campaigners of the great benefits brought to us by EU membership; equal pay, workers rights; protection of the environment and so on.
These politicians seem to be genuinely unaware that this argument is an admission of their own incompetence.