[By James Hobbs in London.] So the day of the UK's referendum on whether to remain in or leave the European Union draws nigh, and to prove it, the makeshift studios of TV companies from around the world sprout along the southern banks of the Thames so reporters can appear before the backdrop of the Houses of Parliament. This vote – still too close to call – has taken a strange grip on the nation, particularly since the shocking murder of the Member of Parliament Jo Cox last week. For a while, everyone stepped back and took stock. But it is a decision we all have to take that will stay with us for generations, and debate has raged again before the vote on Thursday.
This mobile studio, for Associated Press, drawn with my cycle helmet still on, is a humbler affair than the CNBC palace just behind me.