Rhetoric

Boring? Hardly. Brits Can Learn A Lot From Angela Merkel's Communication Style

Laura Shields | Posted 20.09.2017 | UK Politics
Laura Shields

In short, Merkel breaks all the rules of Type A, Anglo-Saxon communication which is probably why so many Brits are baffled and find her dull. But Merkel is also a study in energy conservation, listening and absorption. She doesn't burn herself out, uses her words sparingly and appears comfortable in her own skin, which is not something that could ever be said about Theresa May.

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...

Margaret Thatcher and the True Scotsman

Judi Sutherland | Posted 09.06.2013 | UK Politics
Judi Sutherland

We are often told that the UK lags behind other countries when it comes to the number of women in senior roles: as Members of Parliament, on company boards, or otherwise visible in public life. I have a feeling that at least some of this phenomenon is directly attributable to Mrs Thatcher herself.

Nothing to Hide, Nothing to Fear - How to Use Slogans and Sound-Bites to Get What You Want

Mark Fletcher-Brown | Posted 23.06.2012 | UK
Mark Fletcher-Brown

Research on how people make judgements suggests that we all too often rely upon skewed models of how the world works and perverse common sense. In making sense of the world, we are vulnerable creatures, easily swayed by rhetoric and slogans.

Miliband: I Don't Back The Strikes

Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.11.2011 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband has failed to back Wednesday's planned public sector strikes, calling them a "sign of failure". “Strikes are always a sign of failure...

Deconstructing the Construct; Journalism in a State of Flux

Andy Ross | Posted 03.12.2011 | UK
Andy Ross

Let's cut to the chase - I don't want to beat about the bush or mince my words - It's time to step up to the plate and have a heads-up with the nest of vipers that is the can of worms that is Plain English.