Language Matters

Total 6 Posts

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.

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.

What Boris Johnson said in his bitter resignation speech and what he really meant.

5 min read
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.

‘Them’s the breaks’: Boris adopts an American accent.

2 min read
To defy his moment of humiliation, Eton-educated Boris Johnson used a surprising American slang in his resignation speech.

Why we must talk about ‘protections’ being lifted, not ‘restrictions’.

2 min read
“Time to remove all protective measures” is a lot harder to sell than “Time to remove all restrictions”, but it is the truth millions of people are experiencing every day. Language matters, a health expert explains.
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