An economy of truth is what they could best be described as. Lies, damn lies and politicians, eh!
For example both sides are going to tell us that we're going to be better off if we stay in/ come out. The N.H.S. will likewise no doubt benefit from our leaving/ staying according to which side you bother to listen to.
We could trade with Europe as if nothing has happened or we could tuck our ball under our collective armpits, stomp back home and call up the U.S.A., China, India, Australia et al and ask if they might like to come out to play with us instead.
It's a question of perspective. In my previous blog, EU - the Hokey Cokey, I explained that anyone who told you that they knew what would happen if we stayed in/ came out was a liar.
No one knows.
Oh, how simple it would be for us all if someone did!
But in the meantime they all bang on with absolute certainty that they are totally right and the other lot are utterly wrong.
It's all a bit depressing really. I mean, just how stupid do they actually think we are? Of course there are advantages to staying in, much as there are gains to be made by coming out. Wouldn't it be a bit more honest, believable and make you more likely to vote for them if one side or the other had the gonads to turn round and say something along the lines of, 'Well we've done a few sums and by our reckoning we'll be slightly better off staying in/ coming out, but unfortunately we think that the immigration situation may be a bit shit.'
No, it's not likely to happen is it?
In the meantime we continue to collect the bits of paper which flutter through the letterbox, promising so much, yet meaning so little.
At least the printers are busy!