19/04/2016 12:12 BST

11 Unlikely Friendships And Unexpected Rivalries Made During The EU Referendum Campaign

Tories and Labour laughs it up. The Mail hearts the Beeb. What's going on?

The EU referendum is playing with everyone's minds.

People who should like each other appear to loathe each other, and sworn enemies have agreed an uneasy truce.

As a great philosopher once said, it's "dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria". Maybe.

Here are 11 times where all seems to be fair in love and war, EU-style.

  • 1. Tory MPs tearing in to Tory Chancellor
    Conservative backbencher Stewart Jackson deeply unimpressed with Osborne's Brexit numbers
  • 2. Tories, Labour and Lib Dems for 'in'
    Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire
    Ex-Lib Dem leader Lord Ashdown, Prime Minister David Cameron and former Labour leader Lord Kinnock having a blast.
  • 3. The Daily Mail praises the BBC
    The Mail suspends its fierce criticism of the Beeb. They're not the only one. Chief Tory Brexit-er Michael Gove said today Britain has the "world’s best broadcaster".
  • 4. Tory MPs have digs at other Tory MPs
    Former Home Office minister Damian Greene merrily suggesting Boris Johnson and John Redwood are crackpots. 
  • 5. Labour MPs make same digs as Tory MPs
    Haven't we seen that meme before?
  • 6. 'Right-wing press' pummels Tory Chancellor #1
    Spectator editor's takedown of Osborne's numbers followed by Telegraph, FT and others.
  • 7. 'Right-wing press' pummels Tory Chancellor #2
    More "critical friends"
  • 8. Big business and trade unions agree
    Labour's Chuka Ummuna dismissed a pro-EU plot: "The idea you've got the country's biggest unions - so Len McCluskey, the head of Unite, and Dave Prentis, the head of Unison - in cahoots with those well-known socialists at the CBI, the big business organisation, and the IMF's Christine Lagarde - all of this being orchestrated by Len McCluskey's new best friend, the Tory Chancellor George Osborne, aided and abetted by President Obama, all campaigning against Brexit."
  • 9. Tories, Labour, Ukip and Solidarity for 'out'
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    Pictured here Conservative MPs Peter Bone and Tom Pursglove, Ukip's Nigel Farage, Solidarity's George Galloway, and Labour's Kate Hoey
  • 10. 'Leave' campaigns can't agree
    But the officiallty designated Vote Leave campaign does not agree.
  • 11. Farmers' union is 'in', but the farming minister is 'out'
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