Last hours

Register, register, register – that’s the best that can be said at this moment.  When the midnight hour comes voter registrations close.  That’s it.  That’s your opportunity to vote in the EU referendum being held on Thursday, 23 June to decide whether Britain should remain in the EU.

I’ve been painting and decorating in an empty house. There are not many tips to remember when painting walls and ceilings but a few are worth a mention.  One: apply more paint to the wall or ceiling than to oneself – hair included.  Two: it will look better once the paint has had time to dry.  Three: now I’ve started I’m going to finish this job – whatever happens.  Four: expect the colour to look different from the patch on the tin or the grand vision in your head.

As I was splashing paint around I noticed the more I used the lower the level of paint got. Perfectly normal that you might think.  It’s perfectly normal in a perfectly normal world.  But then, I though in a Brexit world the paint would not get used up and would just stay at the same level in the tin.

Why do I say this? Well, it’s simply because if you add up all the spending commitments from the Vote Leave campaign you find they have invented an unusual phenomenon.  It’s the case that you can use money more than once and yet still have plenty left over.  How I wish I could apply that strange phenomenon to my household painting task.  It would be great to get something for nothing.

Truth is, I recognise this not as an unusual phenomenon but just a downright con.

 

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