It’s not turning out to be a great week for the In campaign. Yesterday Britain Stronger in Europe’s chairman Stuart Rose failed to remember the name of his own campaign group during a Sky News interview. Now they have been given an unfortunate new nickname by their opponents.
Speaking on Today, Vote Leave’s Jon Moynihan put forward the argument for leaving the EU. To make his point, he claimed that the In campaign tactics show that the group are clutching at straws. Instead of making a positive case for remaining in the EU, he says they are ‘trying to create FUD — fear, uncertainty and doubt’.
Alas, for many north of the border ‘fud’ has another meaning altogether. The term is Scottish slang for a lady’s genitals.
— Falling and Laughing (@fallinglaughing) January 26, 2016
This project FUD thing cannae be real.
— Kevin Sturton (@KSturton) January 26, 2016
If project fear had been more accurately named project FUD we might've been looking at a very different referendum
— Fraser Stewart (@fraserjfstewart) January 26, 2016
FUD. Project FUD. I'm actually pissing myself laughing here.
— Kennyfaetheblock (@Kennyf1283) January 26, 2016
Given that the In campaign is already expected to be ahead in Scotland, Mr S suspects this — unintended — comic name could actually be Vote Leave’s best dirty tactic yet.