by Samuel Dale
What has Remain been doing? The campaign to keep Britain in the EU has been spinning around like a Catherine Wheel in the last few days.
Some of this is down to effective campaigning from Vote Leave. After months of focusing on nonsense like sovereignty and weak economic arguments, they have started to focus on the only topic they can: immigration.
They are running advert after advert on Turkey becoming a member of the EU by 2020 and millions of Turks (or, nudge, nudge, hint, hint: Muslims) coming to the UK. Total lies and nasty smears but effective campaigning and the only message that resonates for them.
But Remain’s initial response to this aggressive shift and a few worrying polls has been bonkers.
Instead of ramming home it’s winning economic arguments it left the floor to Gordon Brown to waffle on about global peace and influence.
And instead of simply ignoring immigration – which it absolutely must at this late stage – it has left Labour to talk about a future deal or renegotiation. Or even a Scotland-style Vow on controls.