Remainers must not back Farage’s stunt

It would be hard to fault your average voter for being surprised at Nigel Farage’s damascene conversion to the cause of a second Brexit referendum last week. It is also unsurprising that so many Remain supporters so gleefully leapt upon the chance to use his statements as a weapon in their ongoing fight against “Brexiteers”. […]

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In Defence of Lord Patten: why ‘no-platforming’ and safe spaces miss the point

“If thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought”– or so wrote George Orwell inhis essay ‘Politics and the English Language’. Language, and most especially political language, ispowerful and aware of it. All speech and writing is created with the intention of influence: propaganda and advertisements invade one’s mind with ready-made thoughts, and politicians attempt […]

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