The Government spends millions upon millions of pounds every year publicising and promoting its policies: it's a major function of the civil service. It agrees not to do so during the purdah period of the short campaign, which is precisely what is happening with the EU referendum.(Original post by Madeline_H95)
It's hardly an even playing field when one side has no chance of raising money to match the public funds being used. It's rubbish to complain about the leave campaign not liking people disagreeing.
If this was a general election where the conservatives used public funds to outspend labour at an amount labour is never going to reach you would call the thing a fix. If youre a tory then if labour used public funds you would criticises labour. The eu referendum is no different.
If, for example, the main opposition party made it a central plank of its election campaign to oppose the National Living Wage, the Government would be perfectly entitled to continue to spend millions of public funds on promoting that right up to the point the short campaign begins.
If it makes you feel any better, most undecided voters hold off until quite late before making their minds up.
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