Language in Politics
Total 6 Posts
‘Dear Rishi’ – The code words of British politics3 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 Brexit4 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 violence6 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 blue4 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 me3 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 election5 min read
Rishi Sunak is more authentic and emotional, and Liz Truss more analytical, according to computerised text analysis of a recent hustings.