Media 22 February 2016 Just to make the EU debate easier to understand, Tories are discussing it in Elvish Time for an elf-regulatory initiative? YouTube screengrab Sign UpGet the New Statesman's Morning Call email. Sign-up The EU referendum debate has long been accused of sounding too inaccessible, the arguments inscrutable, and the language impenetrable. But not any more! For a benevolent group of inventive internet-friendly Tories have pioneered a way of giving the issue the clarity it so desperately needs. By discussing it in Elvish. Here's the Conservative MEP Dan Hannan kicking things off in a tweet, with a casual Ma mauya? ("is it necessary?"), ending in a rousing A tule asenye! ("come with me!"): @GuidoFawkes @JohnRentoul Ma mauya? There's still time for you to turn away from the Power of Mordor, @GavinBarwellMP. A tule asenye! — Daniel Hannan (@DanHannanMEP) February 20, 2016 Then the Tory MP Gavin Barwell glides in with his crystal clear riposte, opening with Anin apsene ("sorry"): @DanHannanMEP @GuidoFawkes @JohnRentoul Anin apsene, much as I admire your Quenya I'm following the guy who helped win my seat last May — Gavin Barwell MP (@GavinBarwellMP) February 20, 2016 Hannan accepts his apology, signing off with a casual Ne minuial tôl lû ir tirich er-'îl gelair awarthannen ("At star fade, a time comes when you see one brilliant star left behind"): @GavinBarwellMP @GuidoFawkes @JohnRentoul Fair enough. We'll miss you. Ne minuial tôl lû ir tirich er-'îl gelair awarthannen. — Daniel Hannan (@DanHannanMEP) February 20, 2016 So that's cleared that up then. › The family tragedy film James White brings us relentlessly close to its protagonist I'm a mole, innit. Subscribe For more great writing from our award-winning journalists subscribe for just £1 per month!