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Brexit campaigns: A messy fight of mudslinging

11 March 2016

Especially concerning was the relish with which the Michael Gove and Priti Patel assumed their positions fronting the Vote Leave campaign, writes Kevin Poulter

With over three months still to go, the frenzy around the EU referendum shows no signs of abating. A couple of weeks ago I spoke about the responsibility we have as solicitors and trusted advisers to our clients to correct mistakes, clarify misinformation, and advise cautiously. I was careful to stop short of suggesting that we remain of independent thought and deed on the matter, but in our professional capacities and regardless of personal opinion, our priority should be our clients.

I was surprised at the time, as I am now, that ministers have been so quick to voice their personal opinions and to campaign one way or the other, before any real ass...

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