As the UK’s referendum campaign enters its final weeks, the public debate has taken an unexpected turn, as the media coverage has begun to switch from what the two sides are saying to the effect of how they are saying it. In short, interest is moving to the lessons of the referendum, and what it tells us about the UK’s politicians and politics generally.
As the UK’s referendum campaign continues, it is clear that it is producing a new form of political theatre. Neither side seems to be interested in addressing the points the other side is making; both sides repeat their own arguments and largely ignore their opponents’. It is time to correct this.