Op-ed: If you are British or have a vote in the UK EU In / or referendum there is a fair chance you are sick to the back teeth with scaremongers, threats and downright lies.
Both the in and the out camps have been playing fast and loose with the truth.
The fact is no person has the benefit of a fully working crystal ball and what happens should we stay or leave is open to debate.
Maintaining the status quo could be the best option if you are one of those "better the devil we know" types of vote.
If you have been turned off the European Union over successive years and bad news stories you may believe it cannot get much worse if we skid addle.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is between a rock and a hard place on many matters and that includes the EU and the referendum.
Some party members and his own MPs simply want him gone and fast and they are prepared to sacrifice our futures and future elections for that end.
Saturday the Daily Mirror posted a piece titled” Jeremy Corbyn angers Labour MPs AGAIN by 'hijacking' appeal for unity over EU referendum" which begins "The Labour leader has been under fire over his 'lukewarm' campaigning on the EU issue and his latest meddling has further alienated his own MPs."
Note the word meddling!
That is a report from the Daily Mirror a left wing supporting publication at this time. It is not truly a Corbyn supporting publication though.
That Mirror piece says:
Jeremy Corbyn has angered his own MPs again over the EU referendumJeremy Corbyn was at odds with his own MPs tonight - after hijacking an appeal for party unity over the EU referendum.
Part of the problem appears to be that Labour officials and MPs are not used to a man with principles leading the party; a man who is a stickler for his beliefs.
Then there is the fact that many in the PLP, parliamentary Labour Party neither wanted nor support Mr Corbyn.
The mainstream media has been quick to post damning reports on Corbyn in part as they get plenty of eyeballs and make money but in some cases as they prefer a watered down Tory Party in opposition rather than a true Labour Party.
Labour MPs should consider blaming the Tory Party for the current EU referendum mess.
UK PM David Cameron opted to allow his party to split over Europe; it was the only way to keep them in government.
But both sides have said a great deal in anger that will be hard to ignore post the referendum June 23.
The Tory Party is not just fractured it is collapsing.
The MSM is pushing the two Tory campaigns, leave and stay and by and large ignoring the Labour Party, Lib Dems, Greens and others.
So let the Tories get on with it.
It is there referendum; Cameron promised it to win the GE2015 and it worked although there are allegations of Tory election overspending which is a criminal offence.
Whichever way Mr Corbyn jumps as he tries to remain true to those who elected him party leader and himself he will be castigated.
You can never please them all and in many ways Jeremy Corbyn cannot please many of them!
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