The referendum and market reaction
     
The lead-up to this referendum has been particularly tortuous so thank goodness it’s nearly over. The political mudslinging has been less than edifying and there can be little doubt that, as it was 20 years ago, the Conservative party will end up deeply and publicly divided whichever way the vote goes. It’s unlikely that David Cameron can hang on as party leader if we vote to leave. But a vote to remain will also lead to Tory blood-letting given how personal the issue has become. Who knows, this may even take some pressure off Jeremy Corbyn – for a week or so.
   
My personal experience is that the standard of debate has been far higher outside of the political arena than inside. I just feel sorry for anyone who is still undecided on the issue. They must be crying out for informed argument as most of what they’ve been served up has been scare-mongering and blatant untruths from both sides....
    
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