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A language expert explains why the ‘oath of allegiance’ to King Charles III is meaningless on several counts.
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.
Language can provoke violence between groups, especially when people paint others as threats.
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.
Rishi Sunak is more authentic and emotional, and Liz Truss more analytical, according to computerised text analysis of a recent hustings.
Boris Johnson breaks from his party in a bitter resignation speech in which there is no sense of taking responsibility and no sense of apology.
To defy his moment of humiliation, Eton-educated Boris Johnson used a surprising American slang in his resignation speech.