The dressing used to cover the infected wound on the body of the Conservative Party is completely off now and the stench of inflamed flesh tells a fascinating and bitter story.
Welcome to the post-truth world of 'our own reality'. It is a world in which the UK sends £350million a week to Brussels (which it does not), has no power to stop Turkey joining the EU (which it does) and no control over its borders (which it also does). It is the world of Boris Johnson, Penny Mordaunt and Nigel Farage.
If we want to be the generation of change, first, young people have to be pro-active on voting day. Our age group is the most vociferous in favour of EU membership, but we are also the most apathetic about elections, with only half of 18-34-year-olds saying they would definitely vote.
The Leave-ers are very concerned about protecting Westminster's influence, because that's the small pond in which they feel important. Engaging in negotiations within the bigger institutions of the European Union is tough. it's a job for grown ups who know they they are talking about. Johnson need not apply.
The best thing for the country, in the aftermath of the referendum result, would be for the Tories to unite and show some true leadership-with someone who has proved he can lead at the helm. If a certain group of Conservatives choose to discount this in favour of pushing forward their own little agenda, then it is they, and not David Cameron, who will have proved themselves untrustworthy in this referendum.
Whether you're campaigning to leave or remain, surely we can all agree that asking the poorest in society to shoulder the greatest burden is a raw deal? But by refusing to address the very real consequences of EU membership, the maths of immigration, and the required investment in public services, a raw deal is exactly what's on offer.
I don't know about you, but I am finding the whole EU referendum business a turn-off. What I find particularly annoying are the reasons presented by ...
In short, the eurocrats are scared of a fight. They're as unlike Hitler as you could get. But European pacifism is apparently not something that Messrs Cameron and Johnson want to hear about.
Every time there is any political debate, economics takes the front seat, and it's not just economics - it's the markets. We are told the markets don'...
I never thought I'd see so many people so willing to surrender the only power we have to protect ourselves from tyranny.
The facts show British economy is in a fragile and vulnerable state. Recent statistics have shown our construction sector shrinking, and industry in recession. Our trade deficit has reached an eight-year low. The consequence for millions of working families is slowing wage growth, fewer job opportunities, increasing insecurity.
Boris Johnson has decided to use the EU vote to further his own career and force his way into No 10 - regardless of the cost to the country and seemingly his own party. It is cynical. It is short-sighted. It is selfish. And I believe the British electorate will see through it. I don't agree with Michael Gove about anything. I don't have much time for Chris Grayling or Iain Duncan Smith. But at least they are expressing a sincerely held view when they claim the UK would be better off outside the EU - no matter how misguided they are to believe it. The same cannot be said of Boris Johnson.
Political power belongs to voters, not officials. If a full EU state with all the trimmings is on the menu one day, then by all means, let's have a vote on it and decide what we want to do. And that's the most important thing about this referendum. Do ask what the EU should do for you, not what you should do for the EU. Whatever you think, vote. Democracy would be poorer without you.
I'd hate to be a Negative Nancy, or a fun sponge of any description, but there is no way in hell the Leave camp are going to win the EU referendum. Like with Scottish independence and the Alternative Vote, we will opt for the status quo...
I'm one of the undecideds, and because we hold the key to the result, we are driving the political strategy and media coverage. It's clear that both sides will do anything to win us over. And it's also clear that there is a way to go before the shark is completely jumped. This makes me think that it's not going to be long before we see some very underhand activity.
People will try and tell us that this referendum deals with issues that are far too complex for the average person to understand. I believe that we actually face a very simple question: whether or not we believe in democracy? If we continue to find ourselves ruled by people we can't vote for, who are making laws we can't change, we will only have ourselves to blame.