Total 74 Posts
Ladybird Libertarians: Dan Hannan, Paddington and the pernicious impact of 1970s children’s literature on Brexit thinking.8 min read
How 1970s kids books formed the intellectual basis for Brexit. In essence “Ladybird books” were a kind of propaganda but we never noticed — and a lot of people still haven’t. (Warning: “May contain Dan Hannans.”)
Imagine my lack of shock at finding out that Nigel Farage either does not know, or does not care – quite possibly both – the facts related to asylum seekers in the UK, deportations, International Law, or Human Rights.
Professor Chris Grey’s latest Brexit analysis on why the shape of the deal isn’t a surprise and is damage limitation at best, a reminder that leaving the EU Single Market means the end of the ‘UK’ single market, and why this isn’t the end of Brexit but a new phase.
We compared the language of populist leaders with their mainstream opponents – The results were unexpected.6 min read
Populists leaders are supposed to use simpler language than their opponents. A comprehensive study shows this is not always the case.