Brexit had a Rorschach-test quality to it. Voting Leave could be the solution to any and every problem, according to many voters. Voters were encouraged to believe this by politicians and lobbyists, many of whom were being dishonest, according to political experts. Five years since the referendum, in his resignation letter, former Brexit minister Lord Frost has put into … [Read more...] about The Brexit bait and switch: Why did politicians encourage people to vote Leave?
Jaron Lanier explains to David Baddiel why social media has led to a rise in populist politics. In the BBC documentary "David Baddiel: Social Media, Anger and Us", the English comedian, presenter and author explores the impact of social media on our lives. In the documentary, American computer scientist Jaron Lanier explains to Baddiel how social media is changing … [Read more...] about Why Facebook is bad: social media’s role in the rise of populist politics
If you don't examine what Daniel Hannan says too closely, he can appear quite articulate and reasonable. Delve deeper, and his libertarian outlook could be classed as very odd. Many of his views, such as abolishing the NHS and removing food safety laws align closely with the demands of non-UK billionaires, such as the Kochs. It's been announced today that Daniel Hannan is … [Read more...] about Daniel Hannan. Who is he? Who funds him and what do they want?
Michael Gove has been careless with the truth again. It's worth noting that this is not surprising. On the BBC Today radio programme (9 December 2020), Michael "Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster" Gove was interviewed.He's a senior politician, a leading Brexit-ist and surely aware that the UK is in the final stages of negotiations with the EU that will alter millions of … [Read more...] about Brexit and carelessness
Three recent tweets encapsulate the misinformation, corruption and mess of Brexit Britain. They're a window into a peculiar time. The UK government's Department for International Trade (DIT) "helps businesses export, drives inward and outward investment, negotiates market access and trade deals, and champions free trade". This department is especially important during … [Read more...] about Brexit explained in three tweets