The UK Referendum on ending membership of the EU, held on June 2016, has provoked a number of reflections on its rhetoric. Here are a few links from our members and friends.
- Kevin Morrell on ‘Brexit’: http://theconversation.com/brexit-how-a-single-word-became-the-most-powerful-rhetorical-device-in-a-generation-66871
- Alan Finlayson on ‘Too many facts …’: https://www.opendemocracy.net/uk/alan-finlayson/too-many-facts-and-not-enough-theories-rhetoric-of-referendum-campaign and on ‘Who won?’: https://www.opendemocracy.net/uk/alan-finlayson/who-won-referendum
- James Martin on ‘Arguing to Excess’: http://www.referendumanalysis.eu/eu-referendum-analysis-2016/section-2-politics/rhetoric-of-excess/