Op-ed: Friday in the UK is another day on the scariest rollercoaster ride around - the should the UK quit the EU or not?
In twenty-eight days time the die will have been cast.
But as we enter the final stages of the BRemain and BRexit campaigns scare tactics rule.
The latest comes by way of the Tory government Chancellor George Osborne and is directed at pensioners.
Future pensioners are also targeted but it is more about existing pensioners, especially those aged over 65.
As always there is method in his madness as the saying goes; people aged over 65 are more likely to get out there and vote and reportedly more likely to be considering an 'out' vote.
As an exisitng pensioner I listened to Osborne with a wry smile on my face.
According to that man the value of pensions will drop in real terms and the older generation will take a serious financial hit or two.
As a so-called WASPI woman married to a man aged 65 going on 66 I had to shake my head in despair.
We are the lucky ones in some ways although both of us are excluded from the new state pension due to the years of our births. For me that costs around £60 a month though I have a couple of small occupation pensions which ease the financial burden.
But wait the Tory government is considering pension changes which will hit those small occupational pensions; they are considering changes to 'help out' British Steel.
Running true to form this Tory government want some of the most vulnerable in society to pick up the tab.
If changes are made they will be negative for existing and future pensioners whether we stay in the EU or leave.
Expect the pensions of politicians to be safeguarded though.
As for being a WASPI woman what does that mean? Basically that women born bewteeen 1950 and 1955 have been given a bum deal.
They are expected to work longer before they can retire and how long depends on their year of birth.
The goalposts have been moved and moved again putting retirement just out of reach of many women over and over again.
And more negative changes could follow.
Talk to most people and they believe the State Retirement Pension in the UK is set to become a thing of the past in the not too distant future.
Osborne's final pitch was the value of properties owned by older citizens.
Their value according to the Chancellor who was citing a Treasury report will fall.
Plenty of older citizens do not own a property. Those that do will surely not fall for Osborne's crystal ball predictions?
Most older citizens have experienced boom and bust house prices during their lives. They know that high interest rates, a lack of affordable homes, the value of properties and more is down to government and not the EU.
Our Tory government already opts to veto benefits for the people when it suits.
The EU in / out referendum is a cross political party issue.
That means you have Tory MPs trying to appeal to Labour, Green, LIB Dem, Ukip voters and more.
But this is how a self proclaimed leftie assesses that situation.
People tend to vote Conservative as they are greedy. That may be a sweeping statement as there will be other reasons but it is a valid point.
The Tories promise a return to hunting for the hunting community, high income tax cuts for the wealthy and a reduction in inheritance tax and it appeals to people's personal 'greed'.
Look at the Tory manifesto and it is full of similar promises aimed at appealing to greedy bones.
Left-wing manifestos tend to offer broader promises that offer real help to those who need it.
You may think the generalisation is off the mark but it is not.
People on the left of politics differ in many ways from those on the right.
Perhaps Osborne's scare tactics Friday will hit the mark? Perhaps more Conservative supporters are home owners?
If so playing the personal wealth scare card may work out well for Osborne.
But people are not so easily categorised.
This pensioner is a lifetime Labour supporter and voter and yes she is a home owner too.
So does she believe a word George Osborne says?
Why would she having heard him, PM David Cameron and previous Tories such as Maggie Thatcher lie and lie again.