Political Rhetoric

The Roaring Lion And The Dutiful Public Servant: Johnson And May's Wildly Different Views Of Brexit Britain

Andrew Hines | Posted 05.10.2017 | UK Politics
Andrew Hines

In her speech, Theresa May said that "the Tories must win the battle of ideas again." But perhaps it is not only the Tories that must win the battle of ideas within the nation, but within their own party. For in this moment, these two competing ideas of post-Brexit Britain, the lion and the servant cannot sustain the standoff. Lions often eat unaware but dutiful servants and dutiful servants, often kill lions. Before the current prime minister can carry out her vision of dutifully serving the nation, she needs to win the battle of ideas within her own party.

From Transcendence To Trash: What's Rubbish About Political Language Today

Eleanor Lybeck | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK Politics
Eleanor Lybeck

Perhaps this kind of thing, rather than Trump's trash, is more along the lines of what Macron has in mind?

We Need To Talk About Trump And Campaigners Need To Start New Conversations

Sabina Frediani | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Politics
Sabina Frediani

Don't feel despondent and don't give up. The old adage 'never discuss religion or politics in polite company' has never seemed more irrelevant or irresponsible. We need to talk about Trump and we need to start new conversations. I refuse to believe it's too late.

The Inspiring Leader, And The Lack Of Great Orators In UK Politics

Nick Gold | Posted 12.10.2017 | UK Politics
Nick Gold

As we approach the end of the party conference season in UK politics, I am the only one left feeling that the age of the great political orator in this country has sadly passed?

In Defence of 'Dodgy'

Seth Alexander Thevoz | Posted 14.04.2017 | UK Politics
Seth Alexander Thevoz

Monday's decision by the Speaker to eject veteran left-wing MP Dennis Skinner from the Commons, after the latter called the Prime Minister 'Dodgy Dave...

Nick Clegg's conference speech: 1 Plus & 2 minuses

Max Atkinson | Posted 22.11.2011 | UK Politics
Max Atkinson

Having grumbled previously about Nick Clegg's past attempts to imitate David Cameron's walkabout apparently unscripted style of delivery, I was deligh...

Political and Social Inaction: The Dangers of Doing Nothing

April Salchert | Posted 17.10.2011 | UK Politics
April Salchert

Over the last few months, some surprising and high-profile events have taken place in the world, economically and politically. And, well, some surpris...