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Tuesday, October 01, 2019

Brexit and the Remain backlash: the reactionary use of language


Look at the use of these two terms - as they appeared in UK news - and note how the word "populism" spiked around the time of the Referendum, and then got going again in the autumn of 2016 as the propaganda campaign to negate the result got underway:


Raedwald said...

Now *that* is really interesting ..

A K Haart said...

Maybe the underlying suggestion is that "unpopulism" is the better option, in which case the HoC is doing rather well.