Op-ed: As UK European Union referendum squabbles escalate one thing is for sure-the Labour party were wise when they opted not to share a BRemain Tory campaign platform.
The Queen has now been dragged into the fray and the palace has responded by launching a formal complaint to the press watchdog.
The campaigns are popularly called BRemain, the UK stays as an EU member country, and BRexit, Britain votes to leave and does.
Labour has its own main Labour In campaign but there are some splinter groups campaigning for an out vote.
The Tory party is split pure and simple, in disarray over the EU referendum and which is best for the UK, in or out, and tempers are fraying.
But first blood was John Longworth who was suspended from his role as director general of the BCC, British Chamber of Commerce, for appearing to favour the BRexit campaign. The BCC has vowed to stay independent and not offer views promoting either camp. Longworth voiced his opinion that the UK might be better outside of the EU and was quickly suspended; by early this week he was gone, after resigning.
Tuesday Bank of England boss, Canadian Mark Carney, appeared to weigh into the campaign and although he offered his opinion of the UK post referendum whatever the result he seemed to be promoting the BRemain campaigns.
This led to an angry response from at least one senior BRexit veteran politician Nigel Lawson. Yes that Tory chap who is the father of chef Nigella Lawson.
However Wednesday Queen Elizabeth II has been drawn into the fight.
The Queen unlike a handful of other royals tries to stay out of British politics. Whether that is only on the surface or truly is not clear but according to BBC News today "The Sun quotes anonymous sources, one of whom claims to have witnessed a "bust-up" between the Queen and pro-EU former Deputy PM Nick Clegg in 2011. It says the Queen told Mr Clegg the EU was "heading in the wrong direction"."
The palace is reportedly furious and has lodged a complaint to the press watchdog. Nick Clegg calls the story nonsense and the palace insists the Queen is "politically neutral" over the EU.
It may be a case of 'what goes on in the palace stays in the palace' but either way it is old news and not relevant to the upcoming EU referendum.
Many British people have changed their minds on the EU more than once.
What if anything was said in 2011 may not be valid in 2016.
But it is a particularly low blow by a person or persons and aimed at swinging a democratic vote.
BBC News carries more information pertaining to the Sun report which may or may not support the idea that Queen backs BRexit.
But as it is from the SUN it may be all spin and lies.
Those people working to ensure a free, fair and democratic EU referendum need to get their rules and regulations sorted out and that's for sure.