Dalrymple lives some of the time in England, and returning to his house there one fine day he discovers that a pamphlet has been pushed through his letterbox from a group called The In Campaign Ltd.
The document is a repetitive shambles of variously feeble, dubious, specious and dishonest assertions, with heavy reliance on suggestio falsi, weasel words, misrepresentations and lies. The arguments are all, Dalrymple notes,
economistic in nature.
The assumption, he says,
is that the whole question is whether we have more or less in our pocket after the referendum. If it is really true that we are prepared to abandon our sovereignty for the sake of 50p [75¢] a week in our pocket, then it would be true that we do not deserve any sovereignty. We would indeed be a nation of slaves.