We must remain: my final plea to the undecided

It’s the last day of a campaign that feels long and bitter, the final stretch of a debate that has been brewing in this country for decades. There are two camps whose positions are fixed. Yet in the middle stands a group of people, 10% or more of the electorate, who are still undecided. If you are one of that 10%, or if you know one of them and want to make a last bid to shift them towards voting remain, here are five closing arguments for what, both sides agree, is almost certainly the biggest political decision of our lifetimes.

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If you inject enough poison into the political bloodstream, somebody will get sick

For weeks, months and years, “politician” has been a word more spat out than said. MPs have been depicted as a form of pond life, routinely placed on the lowest rung of the ladder of esteem, trusted less than estate agents and journalists, the butt of every panel show gag, casually assumed to be venal, mendacious, vain, stupid or malevolent.

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Free speech under attack – Guardian Live event

An expert panel debates whether there should be limits to what we say and write, and if so, who should decide what is acceptable or not?Thanks to the phone in our pocket, we can now reach and be reached by up to 4 billion other people. Never has free e...

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Which would you rather, President Trump or Brexit? It’s no contest

What if the devil came to visit you in the dead of night? What if, dressed in a fine suit, his tail and pitchfork artfully concealed, Lucifer himself offered you a deal? Knowing the anxiety that was keeping you – a good, progressive type – up at night, he promised that he would grant you one, but only one, of your two deepest current wishes: you could either be sure that Donald Trump would lose the US presidential election or you could be guaranteed that Britain would vote to stay in the European Union. You could have one or the other, but not both. Which would you choose?

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