NEW STATESMAN: How Britain’s political conversation turned toxic

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Release date: 29/8/2018

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When did the current era of toxicity begin? Robert Ford, professor of politics at the University of Manchester and the co-author of a book on Ukip, points to the Scottish and EU referendums as flashpoints. They offered binary choices that “massively over-simplified complex questions, and encouraged people to identify with one [side] or the other”.

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TitleHow Britain’s political conversation turned toxic
Media name/outletThe New Statesman
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date29/08/18
DescriptionWhen did the current era of toxicity begin? Robert Ford, professor of politics at the University of Manchester and the co-author of a book on Ukip, points to the Scottish and EU referendums as flashpoints. They offered binary choices that “massively over-simplified complex questions, and encouraged people to identify with one [side] or the other”.
URLhttps://www.newstatesman.com/politics/uk/2018/08/how-britain-political-conversation-turned-toxic
PersonsRobert Ford