Language in Politics

Total 6 Posts

‘Dear Rishi’ – The code words of British politics

3 min read
Britain’s political landscape is full of coded language, where words and phrases mean something entirely different to the public than to those in power. They carefully craft their language with purpose, speaking in a way that will be understood, not necessarily heard.

Politicians weren’t confident discussing Brexit

4 min read
We should not only listen to what politicians say but also how they say it.

How those who want to divide us use language to stoke violence

6 min read
Language can provoke violence between groups, especially when people paint others as threats.

Suella Braverman’s colour-coded stance... all red, white and blue

4 min read
Suella Braverman’s contentious declaration that southern England is facing an “invasion” of illegal immigrants, one of the oldest othering tropes in the book, was rightly met with a barrage of criticism this week. Rashmee Roshan Lall explains why.

Liz Truss’s government spewed hate about everyone, including tofu-eating people like me

3 min read
Spewing hate about everyone, including tofu-eaters like me, is neither a strategy nor a solution to climate action activists’ disruptive tactics, Rashmee Roshan Lall writes.

Misjudgement now could cost the Conservatives dear at the next general election

5 min read
Rishi Sunak is more authentic and emotional, and Liz Truss more analytical, according to computerised text analysis of a recent hustings.
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