And now, at the last possible moment, David Blunkett admits that the NO campaign plucked figures out of the air when deciding how to torpedo fairer votes:
The former Labour Home Secretary described the figure of £250 million, used by the No campaign to define the extra cost of AV, as “made up”.
Mr Blunkett said: “We are in the middle of an election campaign. People in elections use made-up figures. I have never used the £250 million figure. It [AV] would undoubtedly cost more but I have used an extra £90 million.”