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Last day of March was last day for tenders to be submitted for the government franchise, or designation, by the Electoral Commission of official opponents of the government in the forthcoming referendum.
It is an absolute joke that British eurosceptics have accepted this system... and thoroughly appalling that many actually requested that this should happen. We are being played. Successful methods used by EU goveernments before are being deployed now against a Leave campaign that seems to have very little idea what day it is. First day of April would have been more appropriate for their folly.
Those readers who have been involved in the anti-EU movement for a few years will remember a magazine called These Tides. This article from an issue published by Uurimiskeskus Vaba Euroopa ten years ago, so after the Estonian EU-accession referendum, is quite timely. Our side lost those referendums and we will lose this one unless we learn the lessons of those days.