Tag Archives: Brexit

What place has poetry in a post-truth world?

In a post-truth world, poets can be superheroes. We have special powers to illuminate the truth, and prick the bubbles of lazy fiction. We can bend words to say the right thing.  This week, ‘post-truth’ was declared international word of the year by … Continue reading

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The US Presidential election viewed as marketing

So following my look at the marketing slogans used in Brexit back in June, it came as little surprise that the Make America Great Again, message trumped the Stronger Together message. Once again, the learning is this: PUT A DAMN VERB IN … Continue reading

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The referendum viewed as marketing

The campaigns run by both sides in the recent referendum were failures. Here’s why. Remain – a classic negative campaign that backfired Remain vote’s tagline was Britain Stronger In Europe. At first glance this seems fair enough. But look again and you’ll see how extraordinarily passive it is. … Continue reading

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